1646 · Imprinted at London
Beautifully printed King James Bible with an engraved title-page featuring the four apostles and their emblems, two emblematic women, and the royal coat of arms. New Testament title-page is elaborately framed with four different styles of blocks.
The text is printed in double columns and => ruled in red throughout; it lacks one leaf of Leviticus. The general title-page and New Testament title-page are both dated 1646, but the colophon is dated 1647.
Searches of OCLC, NUC, and COPAC reveal => no libraries that hold this edition.
Provenance: The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
Not in Darlow & Moule, nor ESTC; Herbert 595. Late 18th-century or early 19th-century black straight-grained morocco with gilt devices, rules, and lettering to spine; covers framed in gilt foliate rolls, board edges and turn-ins also with gilt rolls; marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Binding rubbed especially at extremities with leather of spine cracking vertically, text block trimmed close with a headline occasionally touched, front free endpaper and a front blank removed with one text leaf (only) lacking as above. Ex-library as above, with light pencilling on endpapers and booklabel at back; otherwise one tiny corner missing, a few short marginal tears with no loss of text, an ownership inscription ("This booke is myne") overwritten to unreadability on title-page verso, and light to moderate age-toning with the occasional spot. => An attractive, atmospheric old Bible. (Inventory #: 36647)