19TH CENTURY LATIN VULGATE BIBLE
Title Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Sixti v. Pont. Max jussu recognita et Clementis viii. auctorita te edita.
Publisher Tornaci Neruiorum: Typis. Soc Sancti Joannis Evangelistae. Desclee Lefevvre et Soc. 1894. 0
Seller ID 44518
A very good half calf binding. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.5" x 1.5" (22.5cm x 13.5cm x 4cm). Contemporary red calf spine and corners over red buckram boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt title and gilt decorated compartments. Hinges carefully strengthened. All page edges bright gilt. Decorated endpapers. Armorial bookplate (engraved by: "Barton Innes 1957") to verso of the front board for: "Cecil John Grimes D.D."; with motto: "Semper Paratus" ('always prepared'). Coloured map as frontis, engraved title and head pieces to each book. Clean Latin text in double columns. VG. ** Cecil John Grimes (1881–1976) was Archdeacon of Northampton from 1941 to 1959 and a resident canon of Peterborough Cathedral. He was born at Stratford-on-Avon and educated at London University. Initially a civil engineer, he was ordained to the priesthood after a studying at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1912. After a curacy at St Giles’, Reading he was a chaplain with the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment in Bengal from 1915 to 1924. He was vicar of St Matthew’s, Westminster from 1924 to 1925 and then Archdeacon of Calcutta until 1933. He was a vicar of St John the Baptist, Peterborough until 1938, then a rector of Thorpe Malsor until his appointment as an archdeacon. He died on 19 November 1976 . " - See Wikipedia