1828 Huge 17" Pulpit Folio Holy New Testament Bible, Illustrated
with Extensive Burkitt Commentary
Pulpit Folio 16.75" x 10.25" x 2"
Thomas Kelly, London
VERY GOOD condition
'Expository notes, with
practical observations, on the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. Wherein the sacred text is at large recited, the sense
explained, and the instructive example of the Blessed Jesus, and his
Holy Apostles, to our imitation recommended. The whole designed to
encourage the reading of the scriptures in private families, and to
render the daily perusal of them profitable and delightful to which
is added the life of the author, written expressly from authentic
Burkitt, William. London: Thomas Kelly, 1828.
Massive New Testament folio, illustrated profusely with a
frontispiece portrait of William Burkitt, with his annotations, as
well as dozens of full page steel-engraved plates throughout.
William Burkitt (1650-1703) was a vicar and lecturer in Dedham,
England. His expository notes on the New Testament (still in print
and even available on CD-rom today) were written "with practical
observations on the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, wherein The Sacred Text is at Large recited, the Sense
Explained, and the Instructive Example of the Blessed Jesus, and his
Holy Apostles, to our Imitation Recommended." He designed his New
Testament to "to encourage the Reading of the Scriptures in Private
Families, and to Render the Daily Perusal of them profitable and
Delightful." During the colonial period and well into the 19th
century, daily family devotions were a regular part of Christians'
day. Original marked leather boards and spine with original label
intact to the spine, the front boards with gilt borders and the
spine with gilt rule and decor as well. The hinges intact & joints
have been nicely reinforced and are now firm. Leather with minor
wear, as shown. Interior pleasantly toned, bound firm, unmarked and
complete, with marbled EPs.
Historically valuable and a rare
early folio Bible.