BIBLE. The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues...[Bound with] The Psalms of David in Meeter. Printed by Charles Bill & the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb deceas'd. Printers to the Queens most excellent Majesty. 1703. [and] Edinburgh. Printed by George Mosman. 1693.
8vo., bound in early C19th full red straight grain morocco, boards panelled in gilt enclosing an elaborate blind stamp border with gilt and blind central panels, richly gilt corner pieces, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands gilt and rich decoration in gilt and blind, all edges gilt with elaborate gauffering to the corners. Pp. Engraved title-page, A1 - Cccc4b and 80. Spine a little darkened and slightly rubbed on raised bands, pin hole to upper joint, some quires browned, water stain to inner gutter of the last few pages in The Psalms, otherwise a most attractive and decoratively bound copy.
A handsomely bound copy of the King James' version, printed in the second year of Queen Anne's reign. Anne was born in the reign of her uncle Charles II, who had no legitimate children. Her father, James, was first in line to the throne. His Catholicism was unpopular in England and on Charles's instructions Anne was raised as a Protestant.