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The Comprehensive Bible; Containing The Old And New Testaments, According To The Authorized Version, With The Various Readings And Marginal Notes Usually Printed Therewith..., 19TH CENTURY FOLIO BIBLE IN CUSTOM-MADE OAK BOOK-SHAPED BOX.
1 19TH CENTURY FOLIO BIBLE IN CUSTOM-MADE OAK BOOK-SHAPED BOX. The Comprehensive Bible; Containing The Old And New Testaments, According To The Authorized Version, With The Various Readings And Marginal Notes Usually Printed Therewith...
London: Samuel Bagster And Sons, 15 Paternoster Row, [no date c. 1845?] . 0 
A very good full leather folio bible with brass clasps, contained in a custom-made oak book-shaped box (dated 1848). 12.75" x 10.25" x 3.5" [8pp.]/pp.96/pp.1338/pp.45 Polished brown morocco over thick boards, with blind-stamped decoration and two polished brass clasps (in working order). Spine with six raised bands, blind-stamped decorated compartments and gilt title: "Bagster's Comprehensive Bible" . Edges rubbed, and corners carefully strengthened. All page edges bright gilt with two brown silk marker ribbons. Inner gilt dentelles. Original brown endpapers. Brown leather presentation label to verso of the front board: "Presented To The Rev. W. H. Neligan. As A Token Of Esteem And Regard For His Ministrations At Melton Mowbray." Full page dedication to front free-endpaper: "The Rev Doctor Neligan of New York desirest of leaving this book as an heirloom in the family. Presents it to the Revd. Maurice Neligan M.A. Chaplain of the Mollyneux Church [Dublin, Ireland] and hopes he will always remember the donor in his prayers. St. Columba Church, New York. August 31, 1865." Followed by a further dedication in a different hand: "I give this to my son Moore Richard Neligan of St Stephen, Bayswater, London. Maurice Neligan Canon July 1894, Christ Church, Leeson Park, Dublin." Other family history details to other free-endpapers: "Given to me Moore Dermot Macrory Neligan by my parents Moore Richard Neligan (Bishop of Aukland, N.Z. 1903-1910) and Mary Neligan to be given by me to my elder son and to be given by him to his elder son." Clean text throughout. A lovely book with a full family provenance (Family Tree availabole on request). The bible box measures 15.75" x 13.0" x 5.0" . The oak boards show signs of wear are 0.5" thick! The curved spine of the box has been carefully strengthened. The interior has been re-lined in red baize. There is a metal plaque to the top board: "Presented to Rev W. H. Neligan by the Parishioners of Melton Mowbray, 1848". * Referenced by: Darlow & Moule 1113 / Herbert 1763 (later editon). ** Excerpt from 'The Editor's Preface.' : "The Sacred Text is that of the Authorized Version, commonly called King Jame's Bible; and is printed from the edition revised , corrected, and improved, Dr. Blayney, which , from its accuracy has been considered the Standard Edition, to which subsequent impressions should be made more conformable..." *** "Samuel Bagster the elder (1772–1851), was the founder of the publishing firm of Bagster & Sons. Samuel Bagster was born on 26 December 1772, the second son of George and Mary Bagster, of St. Pancras. He was educated at Northampton under the Rev. John Ryland, and, after serving an apprenticeship with William Otridge, commenced business as a general bookseller on 19 April 1794 in the Strand, where he remained until 1816. In 1816 he moved to 15 Paternoster Row. Many books were subsequently printed by Bagster. A fine quarto issued in 1841 is specially deserving of mention. It is ‘The English Hexapla,’ giving the six most important versions in our tongue of the New Testament, being those of Wyclif (1380), Tyndale (1534), Cranmer (1539), the Genevan (1557), the Anglo-Rhemish (1582), and the authorised (1611), together with the Greek text after Scholz, and a valuable historical account of the English translations. Another noteworthy publication was the ‘Bible of every land,’ 4to, supplying specimens of over 270 different languages and versions. The well-known Greek motto of the firm, ("The inhabitants of earth have many tongues, those of heaven have but one"), is said to have been due to the Rev. H. F. Cary. Bagster married Eunice Birch on 19 December 1797; she survived him 26 years, dying on the eve of her 99th birthday. He died at his residence in Old Windsor on 28 March 1851, aged 78 and is commemorated with a large ledger slab memorial at Abney Park Cemetery. Eunice is interred with Samuel and their eldest son Samuel Bagster the Younger (1800-1835) who printed many of the firm's publications. Due to Samuel the younger's early death, his brother Jonathan (1813–1872) succeeded the elder Samuel as senior member of the firm." - See Wikipedia . Full title reads: The comprehensive Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorized Version : with the various readings and marginal notes usually printed therewith : a general introduction, containing disquisitions on the genuineness, authenticity, and inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, various divisions and marks of distinction in the sacred writing, ancient versions, coins, weights and measures, various sects among the Jews : introductions and concluding remarks to each book : the parallel passages contained in Rev. T. Scott's commentary, Canne's bible, Rev. J. Brown's self-interpreting Bible, Dr. Adam Clarke's commentary, and the English version of Bagster's polyglott bible, systematically arranged : philological and explanatatory notes, a table of contents, arranged in historical order, an analysis and compendium of the Holy Scriptures, a chronological index interspersed with synchronisms of the most important epochs and events in profane history, an index of the subjects contained in the Old and New Testaments, and an index to the notes, introductions and concluding remarks. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
 
 
The Shadow on the Moor.  By the late Duke of Northumberland.  Illustrated by 'B.B.' Denys Watkins-Pitchford., NORTHUMBERLAND, Alan Ian Percy Duke of (1880-1930)  /   Illustrated by 'B. B.'  Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
2 NORTHUMBERLAND, Alan Ian Percy Duke of (1880-1930) / Illustrated by 'B. B.' Denys Watkins-Pitchford. The Shadow on the Moor. By the late Duke of Northumberland. Illustrated by 'B.B.' Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
Colchester: Privately printed and published (Benham and Company Limited), 1967 0 
First illustrated Edition, limited to 200 copies. Said to be one of the rarerest books illustrated by "BB" Denys Watkins-Pitchford (There is not even one listed on COPAC - British Library). Original plum cloth with gilt titles to front board and spine. Light soiling and rubbing to all surfaces. Small brown mark to top of endpapers, otherwise clean throughout. Clean text throughout illustrated with 7 full-page engraved plates by "B.B." (including the frontis). Last leaf states: "Two hundred copies of this illustrated edition have been privately printed, of which this is number ....." . No number has ever been entered. Scarce. VG. ** This charming ghost story was written by Alan, 8th Duke of Northumberland and published in 1930. As stated in the preface his son Hugh, 10th Duke, decided with his friend Col C. G. Lancaster to reprint the book in a small limited edition for their friends. Almost certainly it would have been Col. Lancaster who owned Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, near to the home of B.B., who would have suggested commissioning him to illustrate the book. The book was never made available to the public. 
Price: 580.00 GBP
 
 
The Book Of Common Prayer And Aministration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Church Of England..., PRAYER BOOK WITH PAINTED VELLUM BOARDS .
3 PRAYER BOOK WITH PAINTED VELLUM BOARDS . The Book Of Common Prayer And Aministration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Church Of England...
Oxford: Printed At The University Press; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press warehouse, Amen Corner, [no date c.1901 ?] . 0 
A very good original full vellum binding with coloured decoration to both boards and spine. Emerald 12mo. 14.6cm x 9.2cm x 2.0cm. Vellum yellowed and corners bumped. Front board with initials IHS and art nouveau style floral decoration (lightly rubbed). Spine with similar decoration and title: "Common Prayer" (rubbed). Rear board with a single fleur de lys within a shield, on a red spotted background (rubbed). All page edges gilt. Gold endpapers decorated with many small fleur de lys. Coloured (hand-painted) name to front free-endpaper: "Olive". Printed title page. First leaf of "Morning Prayer" torn with loss and later crudely repaired with sellotape along the border. Otherwise clean text throughout. Bound with: "Hymns Ancient And Modern...London: William Clowes..." N.B.: Date of publication estimated from the state prayers for King Edward, Queen Alexandra and Goerge Prince of Wales. Referenced by D. N. Griffiths: bcp bibliography revised 2007; 1901/6a . 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies. Translated From The French of the Abbe Raynal, by J. Justamond,  M.A.  ., RAYNAL, Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, 1713-1796. /  JUSTAMOND, John Obadiah, d. 1786.
4 RAYNAL, Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, 1713-1796. / JUSTAMOND, John Obadiah, d. 1786. A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies. Translated From The French of the Abbe Raynal, by J. Justamond, M.A. .
London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand., 1777. 0 
A Translation of: Histoire philosophique et politique des e´tablissemens et du commerce des Europe´ens dans les deux Indes, first published London 1766. The third edition, revised and corrected. With maps adapted to the work, and a copious index . A very good 5 volume set in the original matching full leather bindings, with 4 fold-out maps and clean pages throughout . 8vo. 8.25" x 5.50" x 1.50" . Brown calf covered boards with gilt decorated border. Hinges and top & tail of spine carefully strengthened. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, original red leather title labels and green leather volume numbers. Original marbled endpapers. Previous owner's signature to each front free-endpaper: "Jn Totton". Clean English text throughout with marginal references. A very good set of this excellent work. Vol. 1: [4pp.]/pp.486/[2pp. - Adverts] with portrait frontis and folding map; Vol. 2: [4pp.]/pp.595/[1p. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 3: [4pp.]/pp.504 with one folding map. Vol. 4: [4pp.]/pp.509/[3pp. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 5: [4pp.]/pp.605/[3pp.]/pp.83 - Index/[1p.- Adverts] . Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 11579. / ESTC T94803 / OCLC 20936760 . ** " Guillaume Thomas Raynal (12 April 1713 – 6 March 1796). French historian and philosopher. Raynal was a priest, but he was dismissed from his parish in Paris; he then turned to writing and sought the society and collaboration of the philosophes. Two historical works, one on the Netherlands (1747) and one on the English Parliament (1748), established his career. His most important work, completed with the assistance of Denis Diderot, was a six-volume history of the European colonies in the Indies and Americas (1770). It was condemned by the Parlement of Paris (1781) for impiety and its dangerous ideas on the right of the people to revolt and to give or withhold consent to taxation. Nevertheless, the History was extremely popular, going through 30 editions between 1772 and 1789; the radical tone becoming more pronounced in later editions. Placed on the Index of the Roman Catholic Church in 1774, Raynal's book was burned and he was forced into exile in 1781. Allowed to return to France, but not Paris, in 1784; his Parisian banishment was rescinded in 1790. Elected to the States General in 1789, he refused to serve and later advocated a constitutional monarchy. The "philosophic" declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective of from the French Enlightenment. " - See Wikipedia 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
 
 
The Works Of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate ., TENNYSON, Alfred  -  PAINTED BOOK COVER .
5 TENNYSON, Alfred - PAINTED BOOK COVER . The Works Of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate .
London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1880 . 0 
A very good full leather binding with bright gilt gauphered edges, and a hand-painted image of a bird to the front board. 8vo. pp.4/pp.666/[2pp.] . Dark blue morocco over thick boards with double gilt ruled border, corners bumped. Front board with a dulled coloured image of a bird. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title: "Tennyson's Works." Bright gilt page edges with an intricate gauphered pattern. Inner gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Colophon to last leaf: "London: Printed By Spottiswoode And Co., New-Street Square And Parliament Street." Small tear to title-page carefully repaired. A few brown spots to page margins. Foxing to free-endpapers, portrait frontis and title and last leaf, otherwise clean English text in double columns. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 


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