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Boxed Miniature Holy Bible Set, 1837, Collingwood & Co, Oxford University Press

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A boxed miniature Holy Bible Set comprising 3 small volumes:

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches;

Vol I; Genesis to Job (dated 1837);

Volume II; Psalms to Revelation (dated 1837); and

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of Sacrements, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are, to be sung or said in Churches (dated 1836).

Printed at the University Press, Oxford by S. Collingwood & Co, Printers to the University.  Sold by E. Gardner, Paternoster Row, London, 1836-37. Listed as 'Diamond 48's.'

A very good box set bound in limp black leather throughout. The box has a hinged lid and is scuffed and worn, but all still intact and is sound. The box has a small bookseller's label inside of J.H. Hoppe, The Strand.

The books are all in very good condition. Each with stiff black limp leather covers with gilt titles and bands to spine. The text pages are bright, clean and soundly bound with shiny gilt top edge and page marker ribbon. Each volume carries the previous owner's name in tiny, elegant script to blank endpaper, dated to the year of issue, 1837.

An uncommon British Bible variant.

Text in English.

Weight approximately 385g (unpacked).

Outer box approximately 97mm high x 85mm wide x 64mm deep.

Each book approximately 91mm high x 55mm wide x 20-30mm deep.