The Holy Bible, with Notes, Critical and Explanatory, by the Rev. John Styles, Brighton.

Lewes: Sussex Press, Printed and Sold by John Baxter, 1811. 4to, (vi, 1118, 188, 418, 4) pp, including the Apocrypha, and a Subscriber's List bound in at the end. Wood engraved title pages and 30 plates plus two maps hand coloured in outline, some light foxing at the beginning and end, marbled endpapers, contemporary manuscript recording the 18th century birth dates of Henry, Mary and Mary Ann Ceaplen. Contemporary tree calf, gilt initials "H.C.M." and "M.A.C." to the covers, some light wear, recently rebacked retaining the original red morocco label. The only Bible printed in Lewes and very scarce. The subscriber's list shows over 2,000 copies sold - a large proportion of that to the trade - but aside from a couple of copies we have previously handled only three others have been located; British Library, Oxford and Glasgow. Item #32118

Price: £450.00

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