November 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 145: [Bible, Illustrated] Practical Family Bible(45 views)
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Description: Willoughby, Francis; Wise, Joseph. A PRACTICAL FAMILY BIBLE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT; ALSO THE APOCRYPHA SECOND EDITION, REVISED, IMPROVED, AND ENLARGED. London: for J. Payne, 1775. Folio, 15.75" x 9.75". With table and 44 plates (of?, including two maps, one of which is folding.) Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards. Several blank leaves inserted near front with manuscript notes (family genealogy) and same to blank verso of NT title leaf. A few occasions of light marginal water-staining, light foxing in a few places, approx. 10 paper/tissue repairs in some cases partially obscuring text, three leaves with chips/repairs near lower margin with loss of several words, upper margins tight with several instances of shaved headlines, final leaf with outer margin cropped, generally a clean and Very Good example. ************************************ A nicely illustrated folio edition featuring two maps and numerous engraved plates within decorative borders and with descriptive captions.