A VERY WELL preserved 1595 folio Bishops Bible - in antiquarian
quality rebound. Only lacks the general title page, everything else:
prologue, almanac, calendar, tables, maps, colophon etc etc is all
present, including the last pages of Revelation (which are ever so
Superb binding of the highest quality. Beautiful
brown calf leather blind stamped boards
and spine with the text 'Holy Bible'. The book opens and reads
without any concerns whatsoever.
Text in black/Gothic letter. Separate title page to 'The Newe
Testament' with broad woodcut border, register & foliation are
continuous. The Almanacke and the Calendar are printed in black and
red. This is Herbert #227 with maps/engravings next to the first
page of Genesis (the garden), at the beginning of the New Testament
and after the book of Acts (the Chart Cosmographic). Various tables
etc throughout. Ends with colophon and "Christopher Barker ...
VERY GOOD condition. Collates as called
for (12 - lacking General Title page), 562 leaves. Signatures
(A)-(B)6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Zzz6, Aaaa-Zzzz6, Aaaaa6, Bbbbb4. Full
page woodcut facing fol.1. with marginal ink mark. Facing pages with
a few small ink spots. With maps at Ffff4 and Rrrr4v. Tables &
decorative woodcut head and tail pieces and initials. First and last
pages with staining, repairs and damaged paper edges (not affecting
text - see the many pictures). The main body is EXCEPTIONALLY clean
and with full margins etc.
Overall a VERY ATTRACTIVE folio Bishops Bible in a superb binding. See below for about 77 pictures!