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BIBLE (Assoc. J. Timbrell Pierce, William Nanson Lettsom).

Title The English Version of the Polyglott Bible. Biblia Polyglotta Latin & English. MDCCCXIX. containing The Old and New Testaments with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrated passages, exhibited in a manner hitherto unattempted. Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis... Editio Nova.
Date 1818, 1819, 1820
Book ID 37500

Description

Foolscap 8vo., 160 x 100 x 60 mm.. Full black straight-grain morocco, title gilt to spine, boards blind stamped, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, silk marker, [viii]+ ‘bible’ paper. A beautifully sturdy copy in very good condition. Spine edges and ends rubbed, very minor scuffing to edges but very bright, clean and tight. In Latin and English on facing pages. This ‘pocket’ version of Bagster’s Polyglot Bible was first published in 1816. The present volume’s 4 title pages dated thus: Latin 1820, main 1819, N.T. English 1818, N.T. Latin 1820. Preface by T[homas] C[hevalier]. First owner J. Timbrell Pierce’s with his signature to front end-paper. Later owner William Nanson Lettsom (man of letters, concerned with N.T. textual criticism) dated 1848.
Price: £150.00