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[BIBLE - English Authorised Version]. The holy bible...

London. Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1680.
[744+]pp. With an engraved title page. N.T. has a separate title page dated 1675. Without the additional engraved title page: The history of ye old & New Testament in Cutts. (1671), ESTC R491229, Wing B2311A.

[Bound with:] [PSALTER - English]. The psalms of david in meeter... Edinburgh. Printed by Andrew Anderson, 1676. [46]pp. ESTC R170575, Wing B2525.

8vo. Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled black calf, A.E.G. Heavily rubbed, surface loss to spine and lower boards. Brocade endpapers, very occasional light damp-staining, scattered foxing. Manuscript genealogical notes, in several hands, to front blank fly-leaves.
A remarkable specimen of eighteenth-century Scottish binding techniques.

The manuscript genealogical details, in two distinct hands, record members of the Muirhead family of Midlothian, Scotland, from 1666 up to 1801, including the birth of one John Muirhead (7th May, 1750), likely the British Army officer who died at Poonamallee, Madras (i.e. Chennai), in 1789.

ESTC records a single copy of the Bible (British and Foreign Bible Society).
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref: 25346