[Binding] [Bible. English. 1789.] The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testament, translated by Mr. Le Maitre de Saci. Volumes one, two [alone]. In Paris, by Defer de Maisonneuve, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789-1791. 2 vol. in-8, XV-365 p. + 531 p., fig., period olive morocco, spine with 5 ribs, red morocco title and tomaison pieces, boxes decorated with small irons, lace, gilt fillet and gilt wheel bordering the plates, gilt fillet on the cups, inner wheel, gilt edges (some spots on the upper plate, discreet worm stitches on the bits, slight rubbing, light wetness at the end of vol.1 touching the last 4 plates, some freckles, 4 plates missing).
Very fine copy of the first two volumes of the important edition of the Bible illustrated with plates engraved after Marillier's compositions. This luxurious edition consists of 12 volumes, the last of which appeared in 1804. Volume 1 is illustrated with 57 (out of 60) plates, volume 2 offers 23 (out of 24).
A large copy with margins; stamps on the titles and their verses, on the last f. in the margin of page 9 t.1 and p. 8 t.2, ink quotation on the false-titles.
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