23630  THE HOLY BIBLE Containing The Old and New Testaments Newly Translated out of The Original Tongues ;And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised By His Majesty’s Special Command Appointed To be Read in Churches. The new Testament of Our lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Newly translated out of the Original Greek And with the former Translations Diligently compared and revised By His Majesty’s Special Command Appointed to be read in Churches . Contains, Psalms, Proverbs , Apocrypha , An Index to The Holy Bible and Tables of Scripture ,Weights and Coins .With an Appendix ,containing the Method of calculating its Measures of Surface,hitherto wanting in Treatises on this subject By the R,R,Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Printed by John Baskett Printer to the University,Oxford, 1740 ,

4to ,Full calf.raised bands leather title label , double column Very Good though the text is uniformly tanned. The front hinge is tender and starting.

Family association with the BODLE family [ 1820-1900 ]then the Jackson family 1847- 1947. About a third of the free front endpaper has been cut out .with the family details printed and affixed.       $500.00 AUD





THE HOLY BIBLE .Translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew , Greek , and Other Editions in Divers Languages .The Old Testament First Published by The English College At Douay A.D.1609 and The New Testament First Published at The English College at Rheims , A.D.1582  With Notes , Critical, Historical ,and Explanatory Selected From The Most Eminent Commentators And Critics By The Rev. George Haydock. Revised and Corrected Under The Superintendence of The Very Rev. Frederick Canon Oakeley.M.A. with the Approbation of His Eminence Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and Imprimatur John Card McCloskey , Archbishop of New York.

Peter Fenelon Collier , Publisher , New York ,n.d.[1884]?

Large quarto pulpit size bible. Many large full page illustrations.Coloured dedication/marriage plate unmarked, Illustrated title page then title page. There are further unmarked family pages before the New Testament. pp. xxv + 40 + 792 ,Title page to Volume 2 .386 ,ii p family pages,Illustration ,New Testament Title Page ,+ 389- 782 . Very ornate full leather binding , spine in compartments with tooling . Large embossed cross and other illustration to the upper board.,Repeated same ornate binding to lower board. All the binding is in very good condition without repair. The original silver coloured clasps are intact and operational.there is a small section missing from the margin of page 607/608 and a small mark in the outer margin of the free front endpaper fading but present in the outer margin of the first 6 pages.the text and illustrations are in Very Good condition..
A really attractive copy of this important edition.      SOLD


23628 CHALMERS , Thomas D.D. :


Printed at The University Press for John Smith & Son , Glasgow , 1819. First Edition 8vo. pp.525 + 3p publishers advertisements. Full calf binding.with offsetting through the endpapers from the binding.The text is clear and fresh.
Thomas Chalmers [1780- 1847] was a Scottish theologian & preacher. Born in Anstruther in Fife,educated at St Andrews University. Chalmers taught Mathematics and Chemistry at St Andrews. He became minister of the Tron Parish Church in Glasgow where his magnificent oratory took the city by storm. In 1833 his “Bridgewater Treaty appeared . In 1843 Chalmers led the Disruption when he, followed by 470 ministers seceded from The Church of Scotland over a mammoth struggle over patronage. They founded the Free Church of Scotland .He was the first Moderator at their Assembly and Principal of the Free Church College. His works all deal with natural theology , apologetics and social economy . As an orator Chalmers was unrivalled.      SOLD


THE HOLY BIBLE . Illustrated by David Roberts .

The practical and devotional Family Bible . The Holy Bible containing the Old & New Testaments, according to the Authorized Version, with the marginal readings and original and selected parallel references printed at length. The Commentaries of Henry and Scott condensed by the Rev.John M’Farlane , LL.D…Glasgow.

With a series of maps and tinted landscapes Illustrative of the land of the Bible. From original sketches David Roberts,R.A.Glasgow printed by Richard Griffin,Glasgow ,[1857]. 39 tinted engravings  ,maps. 4to Dark brown morocco,raised bands Full leather binding.

The Scottish Artist David Roberts [1796-1864] was the first British artist to sketch the fantastic monuments in Ancient Egypt.He undertook a second journey to Cairo,Suez, through the Holy Land and into Lebanon. He is amongst the most collected artists of the Holy Land.

$2000.00 AUD



THE HOLY BIBLE Published in 1816 ,A set of Regency  Bibles bound for  travelling in “The year without a Summer”.

THE HOLY BIBLE Containing The Old and New Testaments ; translated out of The Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by His Majesty’s Special Command.

Printed by Sir D.Hunter Blair and J.Bruce . Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. 1816.bound with



Printed by Sir D.Hunter Blair and J.Bruce.Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. 1817

Two Volumes 12m0. The books are bound for travelling, in red morocco with a fold-over flap to protect  . Inside, the flap is lined with green leather, and they are gilt-stamped Vol1. & Vol2. on the spines.The endpapers are marbled  All edges are gilt.These would be smart editions at the time and although showing a little uniform aging it remains an elegant set.

$450.00 AUD

1816 was known as the ‘”Year without a Summer”because of low temperatures in the northern hemisphere .George Iv The Prince Regent was on the throne and elegant deceptively simple Regency taste was in style.


The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of The Sacraments , and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland ; Together with the Psalter and Psalms of David,Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making ,Ordaining , and Consecrating  of Bishops , Priests, and Deacons.

George E.Eyre & William Spottiswoode , London, Edinburgh ,1865.         $350.00  AUD 

12mo.  13 x 8 x 3.5 cms. All edges gilt . Leather spine. , The boards are ivory banded in brass with a brass clip. The whole contained in a padded blue satin solander box with drop leaf side in dark blue calf with a small brass fastener. The fastener has caused a split in the leather but it is without doubt the nicest example of a presentation Book of Common Prayer we have seen. 

There is a gift inscription to Sarah Jones from her aunt. dated 1866. It is a beautiful feminine gift. It was sold by G.F Dew Bookseller Leamington and bears their discrete ticket on the endpaper.







THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND  HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN. The Book of Common Prayer and The Administration of The Holy Communion According to Use in The Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches …

Oxford:Printed at The University Press,n.d. original black morocco leather binding all edges gilt on india paper.pp.688  4.5 cm x 5 cm x  1.5 cm 


HYMNS  ANCIENT AND MODERN  For Use in The Services in Church, Complete Edition

William Clowes & Sons , London, n.d. Bound to match the other volume in original black morocco leather all edges gilt, india paper 4.5 cm x 5 cm x  1.8 cm pp.861.

Both are in Very Good condition indeed with pictorial frontispieces.The Hymnal is fractionally wider to accommodate the extra pages.

The print is easily read and they are contained in a two compartment black morocco leather carrying bag with straps to secure it.Lined in beige silk the previous owner has written her name in ink on the silk flap see illustration and the bag is showing a little wear and tear The books themselves are in beautiful condition There is a presentation inscription dated 1927 on each volume on the verso front endpaper.

This charming set  in its original little bag

 $250.00 AUD



To Which are Annexed An Extensive Introduction ; Marginal References and Illustrations; An Exact Summary of the Several Books: A Paraphrase on The Most Obscure or Important Parts; Explanatary Notes , Evangelical Reflections &c &c.

By the Late Rev.John Brown

Minister of the Gospel at Haddington.

With Many Additional References and A Life of the Author. With Numerous Coloured Illustrations .

E.Pike & Brothers, Bedfont , Middlesex.n.d.[1880].

A Very handsome original embossed morocco binding with brass decorative corners and brass clasps.  SOLD




THE HOLY BIBLE. Containing the Old Testament  and The New Newly translated out of the originall Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special command.

London Printed by John Field one of His Highness’s Printers 1658

32mo.double column ruled in red. Original morocco boards ruled in gilt in a stunning 17 th century binding with a most sympathetic restoration of the spine in keeping with  the original.

The title page has flanked portraits of Moses and Aaron with a vignette of the River Thames and a royal crest.

No Apocrypha. A correct and beautiful edition of the King James Version.

1658 — “No miracle” Bible. A KJV Bible reads, “will he do mo miracles” (John 7:31) instead of “do more miracles.”

Contains a list of gifting of the bible  through four generations  .

A beautiful early bible




PICTORIAL EDITION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland. Together with the form and manner of making,ordaining,and consecrating of Bishops,Priests and Deacons.

Illustrated with many hundred woodcuts.To which is added originalnotes and An Introductory History of The Liturgy.

Ward Lock, London,n.d.

Inscription on free front endpaper dated 1866.ppxl+712. profusely illustrated.some scattered pale foxing .

Full morocco binding, raised bands,blind stamped in compartments dentelles gilt.with a little scuffing but in Very good leather binding.






In which all the proper names are divided accented and marked with the vowel sounds, showing how they should be pronounced.Containing the King James and the revised versions of the Old and New Testaments arranged in parallel columns with a complete concordance embracing every passage of scripture in the largest editions and Rev.John D. William’ Standard Bible Dictionary .

2000 scripture illustrations on steel,wood and in colors

Published in the Late 19 th century ,[1890], the decorated marriage and family temperance pledge,births deaths  plates are  unmarked and fresh ,family portrait pages there, but a couple of small  tears to a two or three  pages of text.  Overall in Very Good condition   Internally  very good bright condition and the plates and maps are all very fresh.

No publishers name though both decorative and non decorative title pages are present. It is however an American Edition .

12.5x 10x 5 inches   32 x26 x 12 cms Original embossed leather boards with new leather spine in compartments.