(ST18512) THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. BINDINGS, BIBLE IN ENGLISH.
THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

Browse Similar Items

Virtually Mint Copies inside the Original Wooden Box, Perhaps the Early Work of Robert Riviere

THE HOLY BIBLE. [together with] THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

(Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Samuel Collingswood and Co., 1827-28). Books: 142 x 80 mm. (5 5/8 x 3 1/8"). Box: 162 x 99 mm. (6 3/8" x 3 3/4"). Two volumes.

LOVELY CONTEMPORARY MAROON STRAIGHT-GRAINED MOROCCO, covers with blind-tooled border and gilt romantic-style frame, raised bands, spine compartments with decorative gilt frames, gilt lettering, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt. IN THE ORIGINAL MATCHING LEATHER BOX SHAPED LIKE A BOOK, with similar gilt and blind decoration, small paper ticket inside box reading "Sold by Duffield, 12 Milsom St., Bath." Common Prayer with engraved frontispiece showing a family leaving church. Titles each with the ink inscription "Mary Lloyd's book a gift from her grandmother" and [in different ink] "Eliz[abeth] Francis 1831"; endpaper of Bible with the name of "[indecipherable] Hall / Wales" written ink. ◆THE BINDINGS IN NEAR PRISTINE CONDITION with just a hint of rubbing to upper cover of Bible, front free endpaper neatly removed from each volume, light foxing to endleaves, otherwise THE CONTENTS IN VERY FINE CONDITION, obviously seldom (if ever) opened.

This beautiful set, in the original ingenious box, is in the virtually perfect state of preservation one would expect for a treasured family heirloom. The Bible and Book of Common Prayer show no signs of devotional (or other) use, and seem to have been removed from their box almost not at all. The quality of the materials, design, and workmanship are certainly equal to those seen in bindings produced by Robert Riviere, and it certainly seems possible that this is an early example of his work: he would have been in the right place at the right time, establishing his celebrated and long-lived bindery in Bath in 1829, and staying on for 11 years before relocating to London.
(ST18512)

Price: $1,950.00

See all items in Bibles, Bindings - 19th century
See all items by ,