Lot 178: The Holy Bible. John Field, 1648.
November 5, 2016
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES . London: John Field, 1648. 2 parts in one. 4to, 219 x 160mm. A2, B-3O, 3P4; A-S8, T4. Bound in period green vellum, rebacked with original spine laid on, boards slightly bowed. Contents with numerous early notes in ink throughout (refer to photos), engraved title cut out at neatline and laid down onto larger leaf, approx. 20 leaves with corner chips removing several words, approx. 10 leaves with chips either partially or entirely removing several verses, a cropped copy with instances of shaved initial and/or final lines and catchwords, overall the contents have mild to moderate consistent age-toning, a well-used copy with interesting provenance. ********************************* Richard Lyne's copy. The present example with manuscript tipped in at front, "A form used in crowning the Sovereign of England." The manuscript notes present throughout (though most to front and rear blanks) are a combination of genealogical notes and verses which been of "some comfort in my affliction." The manuscript found on the final blanks seems to take the form of an extended prayer and ends with more family history regarding his wife, Mary Lyne. Reverend Richard Lyne was Rector of Little Petherick, Cornwall, he died in the early 1800s at the age of 74. More information regarding Lynn may be found in the posthumously published "Two Letters from the Late Reverend Richard Lyne... to his Daughter Christian Mary Glubb," London, [ca. 1834.] Christian Mary's name appears in his notes at the front of this Bible, and he also notes that his four daughters were all named Mary, after his wife. [ESTC R43606]