[Holy Bible] The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Volumes)
[Holy Bible] The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Volumes)
[Holy Bible] The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Volumes)

[Holy Bible] The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Volumes).

London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1599 [1633/1639?]. Hard Cover. As. Vol I: [1], 61. VOl. II: 62-121, [1]. 8vo. Title, Cont: "Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza: With briefe Summaries and expositions upon the hard places by the said Author, Ioac. Camer and P. Leseler, Villerius. Englished by L. Tomson. Together with the Annotations of Fr. Junius upon the Revelation of S. Iohn. Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie. 1599." No prelims present. Title page, as in Herbert 1599, is the 24-compartment woodcut frame, with the tents of the 12 tribes on the left, figures of the 12 Apostles on the Right, inner corners of the four Gospel authors, with the symbols of the Dove and Angus Dei, the lamp, and two open books. Title is enclosed within a heart-shaped frame. At the base of the cut is a line of music. A preliminary leaf has a page of notes from "the printer to the diligent reader." Verso of this leaf is "The description of the holy Land conteining the places mentioned in the foure Evangelists...." above a map with a legend below. The Book of Matthew starts on p. 3 and text block goes through p. 61b. Pages 62-121b are in a second cover. Page 110b, which precedes the Book of Revelation, contains a chart "The Order of Time." These two volumes appear to have been hand-bound in a set of trimmed leaves, which was then sewn with cord, and bound in boards covered with marbled paper, with spine and all edges bound with once-ivory vellum. Covers are soiled and warped with trim in various stages of disintegration, but have accomplished the purpose of protecting the contents. Only traces of foxing, with integrity of the stock quite surprising. Inside each book is a printed label "Joseph Angus." Title page is detached from binding, and first leaf is partially detached. All other pages holding tight. There are occasional marginal notes and underlinings in brown ink. Presumably the notes of Joseph Angus (1816-1902), a noted Baptist theologian and historian who was a member of the New Testament Company for the Revision of the Scriptures for the American Bible Union. His extensive personal library formed the foundation of the Angus Library at Regent's Park College, Oxford, England, of which Angus was Principal 1849 - 1893. STC 2177/2179. Good.
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