We have never seen an antique bible like it, and probably never will again. Likely this is the predecessor to the very popular modern Cambridge Wide Margin Bible. There is no printed published year, however a previous owner inscription on the front first end paper is dated 1905.
The book measures around 13cm x 21cm. Please look at all the photos for the best understanding of the condition and contents. There are some signs of age, use and wear.We cannot confirm the type of leather used for the cover. The cover has noticeable wear, the yapp edges are particularly worn at the corners. There are a few small patches of wear that has gone through the leather, see photos. There is some occasional age/use related page discolouration/creasing dotted throughout, typical with age. A couple of pages have a small tear in the margin outer edge where the book has been thumbed through. All text is clearly legible, however the type is small in proportion the page, leaving plenty of room for the margin! Overall contents binding appears strong, tight and complete. However a significant slant has developed, causing the text block to lean and shift naturally to the left. When coaxed the text block will shift back to its original position, leaving the potential for rectifying the slant in a rebinding opportunity. Other than the previous owner inscription on the front end paper there appears to be no other notes written in the contents.
The page edges are gold gilded, some wear and scratching to the gilding noticeable. Overall remains in functional reading condition. A rare and interesting early example of a wide margin version, appealing to bible collectors or book rebinders looking to preserve this edition. Please do expect signs of age, use and wear. If you require any further information then please don't hesitate to ask.If you subscribe to us then you will receive weekly emails with details of stock new in and any current discounts. Also find us on Facebook, bridgesbuyandsell, and now Instagram! Like our page to keep an eye on what's new and on offer. The item "Rare Antique Cambridge Wide Margin Holy Bible, KJV, Pearl 8vo References, c1905" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "bridgesbuyandsell" and is located in Shrewsbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.