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1017: The Macklin Bible - 6 Volumes - 1800

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Description

Title: The Old Testament [New Testament], Embellished with Engravings, From Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists
Author: **
Description: 6 volumes. 67 copperplate engravings + engraved dedication page, numerous engraved headpieces and tailpieces. (Folio) 18¼x14½, full black panelled morocco, elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, wide gilt-topped spine bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition. One of the largest Bibles ever commercially produced. A subscriber's copy, Richard Westmacott, descended through his family, with notes on the endpapers in Volume 1 and 2. Bookplate of The Peter White Private Library in each volume.
Heading: (Bible in English)
Place Published: London
Publisher Name: Printed for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley
Date Published: 1800

Condition

Front joint and hinge split on Vol. 1, front cover detached on Vol. 6, joints edges and corners rubbed, a few large pulls to leather; varied foxing throughout, heavier on plates and adjacent pages; else very good.
Estimate $3,000 – $5,000
Starting Bid $1,500
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