The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by the Majesty’s Special Command to be Read in Churches.
Edinburgh: Sir D. Hunter Blair and J. Bruce, Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1822.
Elaborately bound Scottish Holy Bible with a double fore-edge painting concealed within each volume. Folio, 2 volumes, bound in full nineteenth century red straight-grain morocco with gilt titles and rich gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt fleuron corner-pieces and blind-stamped central ornaments within elaborate gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, cerulean blue endpapers, ribbons bound in, engraved Royal Coat of Arms to the title page. Volume one contains fore-edge paintings of views of Bergen and Arendal. Volume two contains fore-edge paintings of Skien and Christiansund. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, “Mary Ainslie, from her affectionate Father 8th August 1823.” From the library of Caroli Sarolea with his bookplate to each volume. In very good condition with only minor foxing to the front free endpapers and each fore-edge painting exceptionally crisp. An exquisite example.
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