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  • MAGNIFICENT BOXED SET OF MACKLIN'S GREAT BIBLE EXTENDED TO 8 VOLUMES
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists. by BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists.

    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuseli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James…

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    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuseli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James Northcote, Benjamin West, William Hamilton, Thomas Stothard, Richard Cosway, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman. A further 111 ornate vignettes are present.
    The condition is excellent with no splitting or loss, even all 16 sewn leather joints are present and correct, a feature found in only the finest bindings. There is some minor rubbing, scuffing and scratching and the margins of one leaf have been expertly repaired with no loss.
    The subscribers list is found in volume 1 and includes The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales et al..
    One of the rarest and most impressive features of our extraordinary set is that it is in 8 volumes, all with their respective title pages. Originally intended to be printed in 3 volumes, it was actually published in 6. The Apocrypha (Published in 1816) is occasionally found with the set, making 7 volumes. We can only find record of one other set in 8 volumes (in a much poorer condition) where, as here, the New Testament is bound in 2 volumes, each with a title page, making a spectacular 8 volume set.
    The box dates from around the date of publication and no doubt explains the remarkable condition of this huge and impressive set.
    Macklin announced plans for his great folio Bible in 1789 to promote 'the glory of the English school of painting and engraving and the interests of our Holy Religion'. New type (cut by Joseph Jackson and Vincent Figgins) and new paper were created for the venture, and the historic paintings were to be 'finished in a style of elegance (and magnificence in Paper, Printing, and engraving) of which there is not in Europe or the world any example'. Macklin's project was costly and ambitious. He paid Reynolds £500 for his Holy Family and William Sharp £700 for its engraving. The average cost for 45 of the Bible's other engravings was £220 and the total cost of the publication was an estimated £30000, a truly vast sum at the time.

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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL WORKS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies). by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies).

    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound…

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    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound in even more sumptuous uniform full red morocco. These have gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, glorious gilt flourishes to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. These volumes also have watered silk doublures and free endpapers.
    All 8 volumes have his autographed armorial bookplates and his gilt embossed inscriptions on the upper boards.
    There is minor rubbing and scuffing, otherwise all the volumes are in superb condition. An extraordinary collection.

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  • SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY WOODEN BINDING
    The Preacher. by (JONES, OWEN)
    (JONES, OWEN)
    The Preacher.

    London: Longman, 1849. Wooden boards, 11.5 inches tall. Wooden heat stamped boards with leather blind tooled spine. A very fine example of the only title known to have been produced by this process. Bound by Remnant & Edmonds after a design by Owen Jones. Slight nicks to the head and tail caps, otherwise in superb condition with no splitting and , most unusually, no damage at all to the wooden boards. With 34 glorious pages of chromolithographic illumination. The text is an extract from the Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapters 1-12 from the King James Bible. See page 31 of Ruari McLean's 'Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings'. One of the most celebrated publisher's bindings of the 19th century.

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  • JOHN MARTIN PLATES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL PURPLE MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible.

    London: James S. Virtue, c.1865. 2 volume set, 14 inches tall. A magnificent and remarkably bright set with raised gilt bands and blind and gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. The engraved family genealogical leaves are untouched. 36 full page engraved plates, of which four are by John Martin.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Whole Book of Psalms by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    The Whole Book of Psalms

    London: Printed by Charles Rivington for the Company of Stationers, 1772. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A pristine copy in full calf with gilt raised bands, boldly gilt tooled panels and the boards framed by a gilt roll. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate. Internally spotless with wide margins.

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  • THE PSALMS BELONGING TO LIVERPOOL TRADER AND MAYOR 1773-1774
    PSALMS. New Version of the Psalms of David.
    PSALMS. New Version of the Psalms of David.

    London: Company of Stationers, 1771. Crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid provenance on this lovely 18th century binding with raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. A nicely decorated gilt panel on the upper board declares this to be the property of John Parr Esquire, Mayor (of Liverpool) 1773. Bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1779 on the first blank stating that the book is a gift from John Parr to his daughter Mary who has written her name on the title page.
    John Parr was a very wealthy Liverpool merchant who was involved with the Atlantic trade with the East Coast of the United States and specifically the slave and tobacco…

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    London: Company of Stationers, 1771. Crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid provenance on this lovely 18th century binding with raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. A nicely decorated gilt panel on the upper board declares this to be the property of John Parr Esquire, Mayor (of Liverpool) 1773. Bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1779 on the first blank stating that the book is a gift from John Parr to his daughter Mary who has written her name on the title page.
    John Parr was a very wealthy Liverpool merchant who was involved with the Atlantic trade with the East Coast of the United States and specifically the slave and tobacco trades. The volume is quite stained on the edges but is firm has no splitting or loss.

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  • SWEDISH PSALMS IN DELIGHTFUL CLASPED FULL PAINTED VELLUM
    Swenska Psalmboken (Bound with) Evangelii – Boken. by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    Swenska Psalmboken (Bound with) Evangelii – Boken.

    Stockholm: Bectman, 1848. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little binding with embossed and hand painted decoration to the spine and boards. Note the kissing cupids atop the heart. Fully working brass clasps on vellum tags. Gauffered edges.

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  • FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments.

    Oxford: Samuel Collingwood, 1826. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A very fine little binding with wide gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and boards. All edges gilt. A super little Bible in excellent condition.

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  • SUPERBLY BOUND AND PRINTED
    Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion and Occasional Offices according to the Use of the Church of England. by HOLY COMMUNION
    HOLY COMMUNION
    Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion and Occasional Offices according to the Use of the Church of England.

    London: William Pickering, 1848. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. An extraordinary binding with raised bands and blind centre tools to the panels. Gilt lettering and blind tooling to the boards around a deeply grooved cross. Gauffered edges. An owners ticket on the paste down endpaper. A superb copy of this beautifully printed work.

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  • FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH FINE FOREDGE
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins… by PSALMS,
    PSALMS,
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins…

    London: Company of Stationers, 1787. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, charming cherub centre tools, simple gilt rolls framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. A beautiful foredge of an English cathedral. A lovely copy with no splitting.

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