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The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: newly translated
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2 volumes, folio (554 x 345mm.), a large copy,  additional engraved general title by Du-Bose depicting Moses writing the first words of Genesis, general title with smaller engraving of view of Oxford, New Testament title (dated 1716) with smaller engraving of the Annunciation, with the second additional general title dated 1716 at the beginning of volume 2 (engraved by Sturt, representing church-interior, with figures of Moses, Aaron, etc), numerous engravings at the beginning and end of books,  engraved initials, text in double columns, signature "John Nicoll" on endpaper of volume 1, contemporary black morocco elaborately and exquisitely gilt by Thomas Sedgley of Oxford, double-fillet outer border, red and orange morocco inlay corner and sidepieces with gilt floral tools, numerous roll tools and composite tools, including birds, bunches of grapes, various floral motifs including tulips, some in red and orange morocco, volutes, acanthas leaves and flowery stems, central panel with coat of arms, spine in nine compartments elaborately gilt, the second and penultimate compartments with the same quadrilobe with central flower and a flower in each section as features in the same position on the Sedgley binding that was Maggs Catalogue 1075, 1987, Part I, number 138, all edges gilt, a few leaves spotted and slightly stained, some scuffing to binding on covers, head and base of spines and edges\n"A magnificent edition, printed in large type" (DMH), in a fine eighteenth-century binding, formerly in the library of the owners of the celebrated "Chandos" portrait of Shakespeare (see below).\nThe many misprints of this edition earned it the nickname "A Baskett-ful of Errors" (after the publisher's name). It became known as the "Vinegar Bible", from the misprint in the headline above Luke XX ("The parable of the vinegar [for "vineyard"]" on verso of [G]6).
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DMH 942A (but with the additional general title normally found in DMH 942B); John P. Chalmers, Thomas Sedgley Oxford Binder, The Book Collector, Autumn 1977, pp.353 - 370, the present binding includes Sedgley's tools numbered 3, 13, 17, 34 and 47 in the article

provenance

John Nicoll (or Nichol) Esq. of Minchendon House, Southgate, ownership signature on front endpaper; James Marquis of Carnarvan, afterwards 3rd and last Duke of Chandos, in 1789 by his marriage to Nicoll's only daughter and heiress, Margaret;  the Marquess of Buckingham and his wife Anna Eliza, daughter and heir to the Duke of Chandos, in 1796; thence by descent, from whom acquired (together with other volumes from the Stowe library) by the family of the present owner. The shelf mark is similar to other books from the Stowe Library in the sale of Valuable Printed Books, Sotheby's, 17 November 2005 (lot 90, for instance, Rigaud and Baron's Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire, 1746). For much of its history therefore the present lot shared the same ownership as the famous "Chandos" portrait of Shakespeare, now considered to be the only likely authentic early oil portrait of the playwright. The Chandos portrait was bought by John Nicoll from John Keck and his wife; it was sold in the Stowe sale of 1848.


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