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English Version of the Polyglot Bible;


English Version of the Polyglot Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments: With a Copious and Original Selection of References to Parallel and Illustrative Passages.

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12mo. [170 x 106 x 38 mm]. [6]ff, 585, [3], 225, [1], 39, [1] pp. Bound c.1873 by or for T. Kerslake & Co of Bristol in brown hard-grained goatskin over bevelled boards, the spine with five raised bands tooled with blind fillets converging onto the sides, lettered in gilt in the second panel and at the foot, the edges of the boards hatched in blind, the turn-ins with two gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Contained within a box "Made of Oak from Norton Malreward Church Somerset", as incised on the base, the top of the lid carved with foliage and tracery with a brass shield at the centre engraved "Innys Maud Eaglesfield Daubeny August 18th 1873", the interior lined with brown velvet, brass hinges and lock. (One strip of velvet and key missing).
London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, [c1870]

There is a large brown goatskin label inside the front cover tooled and lettered in gilt: "Innys Maud Eaglesfield Daubeny, / the gift of / Her Father and Mother. / The Day of her Christening. / August 18 1873" followed by the passage "Suffer the Little Children to come unto me....". The book and box are in excellent condition. The binding is signed by T. Kerslake & Co, and Thomas Kerslake was active in Bristol between 1828 and 1870 as an antiquarian and secondhand bookseller, owner of a circulating library and author. He may have operated a bindery or arranged to have had the book bound for Lansdowne Daubeny (1842-1916) and his wife Mary Ryland Eaglesfield, who he married in 1863. They lived at North Court, Norton Malreward, just south of Bristol. Their daughter Innys (1873-1943) married the Hon. Peter Craven Westenra in 1895 and they had two daughters.

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