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Fore-edge decoration.

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Fore-edge decoration.

Holy Bible : containing the Old Testament and the New; newly translated out of the originall tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1651
Place: London
Publisher: Printed by the Companie of stationers
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1651
Content: Binding by Stephen and Thomas Lewis of London, 1653, of black morocco, gilt, with one silver clasp and remains of another, and with fore-edge painted under gold.
Content: British and foreign Bible soc. historical cat., 490.
Content: General and N.T. title pages within the same woodcut border.
Content: The painting includes the arms of the Booth family of Salford, Lancashire, impaled with an unidentified female coat, flowers and animals, the monogram ST and the legends"Via verbũ. Patria cœlum" and "Lewis fecit. Anno Dom. 1653." For discussion and reproductions, cf. Walters art gallery, Baltimore. The history of bookbinding...an exhibition. Baltimore, 1957. no. 410, pl. lxxxi, and Kellaway, W. The fore-edge painting of Stephen and Thomas Lewis. (In: The Guildhall miscellany. London. 1957, July. p. 27-32)
Content: With this is bound: Downame, John. A brief concordance, ortable to the Bible of the last translation. London, 1652.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16833296
RLIN/OCLC: 131731300
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7581f7a0-0042-0130-35d6-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1651: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Fore-edge decoration." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1651. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a134463c-ba7a-3b7a-e040-e00a1806768f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Fore-edge decoration." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a134463c-ba7a-3b7a-e040-e00a1806768f

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1651). Fore-edge decoration. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a134463c-ba7a-3b7a-e040-e00a1806768f

Wikipedia Citation

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Fore-edge decoration.