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    With a Double Fore-Edge Painting

    [Fore-edge Painting]. 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 His Majesties Special Command. Edinburgh: Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, 1791.

    Twelvemo. Unpaginated. With a double fore-edge painting, both scenes featuring townscapes with ships in the foreground.

    Contemporary red morocco over boards. Gilt borders to boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Double fore-edge paintings. Some scuffing to extremities of binding. Headbands slumping. Front free endpaper detached. Inked name of previous owners. Very good.


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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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