(BIBLE. OLD TESTAMENT). ~ The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New. London: by the assigns of John Bill deceas’d. And by Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb, 1682.
8v o (185 × 110 mm), collates A-Z8-3H8, plus engraved general title (mounted and possibly supplied), ruled in red throughout. Margins of some early leaves frayed, some final leaves loose, title browned. Contemporary English red morocco gilt, all-over gilt pattern of drawer-handles, pointillé flowers and volutes, roll-tooled border, panelled spine in six compartments, gilt edges. Rubbed, darkened and joints sightly cracked, hinges cracked but holding.
An Old Testament (only) from a Restoration Bible with an attractive contemporary binding. An original flyleaf at the front bears the inscription ‘Deborah Ballowe Anno Domin 1692’ while one at the rear has ‘Mrs Deborah Ballowe Givest to Elizabeth Leeton’.
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