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    The Book of Common Prayer; the Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New, The Whole Book of Psalmes. Cambridge: Thomas and John Buck, Printers to the University of Cambridge, 1629.

    Folio (12 x 8 inches). Text in double columns, ruled in red throughout. Engraved title-page depicting Moses, David, The Last Supper, others. Pages of the bible are numbered to 842; including the calendars, prayers, and psalms, there are over 1,000 pages.

    The worn front and back covers are detached, spine missing, textblock tight. Bookplate of William Park affixed inside front cover. Internally, very good. This is the first Bible to be printed in Cambridge by the printers to the university, the first edition of the King James Version printed in Cambridge, and the first complete revision of the King James Version text.

    Herbert 424.


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