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BIBLE
[Bible. English. Family Bible. 1814]
The Holy Bible, including the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, according to the Authorized Version; with notes explanatory and practical. ... The marginal references are added together with appropriate introductions, tables, and indexes; also with maps drawn for this work by Arrowsmith; and with plans and copper-plate engravings by the best artists. The whole intended to form a family Bible for general use. Arranged under the sanction of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ... by the Rev. George D'Oyly, ... and the Rev. Richard Mant, ... [Parts I.--III., V.--IX., XI.--XV.]
Oxford printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, at the Clarendon Press, by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood, printers to the University. Sold by F.C. and J. Rivington, booksellers to the Society, St. Paul's Churchyard; and by all other booksellers in the United Kingdom, [1814--16].
13 pts (ex 15) ; 29.3 cm. (2º)

Unpaginated. Thirteen parts only of the first fifteen, each comprising the letterpress and (usually) four plates, in printed blue paper wrappers. Title and imprint from upper covers. At head of title: 'Family Bible. Part I. (--XV.) Price Four Shillings. (Or in Weekly Numbers, Price Sixpence.)'. Notice 'To The Public' printed on verso of lower covers is dated 'Bartlett's Buildings, March 1, 1814'. Part XII has slip tipped-in to face the first plate, stating: 'New Family Bible: The Subscribers and the Public are Respectfully Informed that the Plate Deficient in this Part will be Given in a Future One', Jan. 1, 1816. Darlow and Moule, 1072; A.S. Herbert, English Bible, 1658.

Copy Notes Unopened except for first few pages of pt. I. Part III has a list of New books, published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones (q.v.) tipped in at the front. Parts VI--XV were formerly wrapped in an architectural drawing by Soane in a package bearing the inscription Brought from Chelsea 21 Febr. 1837. Part VI inscribed in ink on upper cover Mrs Soan; parts VI--IX have Soane's bookplate pasted down on the front free-endpaper.

Binding Contemporary C19th printed blue paper wrappers. Parts VIII--IX, XI--XV have rectangular printed red or pink paper binder's tickets on the front pastedowns stating 'This Part was Bound By John Bird, Bookbinder to the Society ... No. 52, Hatton-Garden, London.' within a typographic ornament; there are four different versions of the label.

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