Title: The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and The New: Newly Translated Out of The Original Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised by his Majesties Special Command; Bound With; The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre, 1658. Printed Waste Pastedowns.
Publisher: London, Printed by John Field
A mid 17th century King James version of the Bible, printed by John Field. Bound at the end is a mid 17th century edition of The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre.
This volume has been finely bound in a period calf binding, with tooled gilt designs to the spine and boards. The pastedowns are waste fragments from another early printed work, as is one of the rear endpapers. A large fragment of a coat of arms in red has been bound into the rear, attached to a thick piece of cardboard.
Two works finely bound into one volume in 24mo, A-Ddd12, 94+(2) pages
This volume is in good shape, with some rubbing and leather peeling to the binding, with the spine being slightly pushed inwards. The title is soiled. There are occasional dark stains, mostly to the upper margins of some pages. One leaf has had a lower margin cropped, obscuring a word. One of the rear endpapers is holding on by a cord. One section has light and faded staining at the lower margins.