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The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the new &

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Title The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the new &
Imprint Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon &
Date of Publication 1769
Language English
Notes This two volume set of the Holy Bible, printed in Cambridge in 1769, has been bound in red morocco, probably in imitation of the Edinburgh binder James Scott, who was active during the 1770s and 1780s. Also bound in with the New Testament are the Psalms of David in metre printed in Edinburgh in 1770 by Alexander Kincaid. The Psalms were also printed as part of a Holy Bible published by Kincaid in the same year.This binding is probably contemporary, and given the presence of the Psalms printed in Edinburgh, may have been bound in Scotland. Several of the ornaments used, particularly the scrolls and flourishes (Sc.7.1773 and Sc.13.1774 in Loudon), resemble those used by James Scott, though other prominent ornaments such as the fox and Cupid were not used by Scott. These bindings were part of the collection of Bibles belonging to Lord Wardington (1924-2005).
Shelfmark Bdg.s.916
Reference Sources J.H. Loudon, James and William Scott bookbinders. (London, 1980)
Acquired on 31/07/06
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