1703 Holy Bible in two volumes printed at Oxford by the University Printers. Very rare edition with a large amount of full page engravings. Highly decorative covers for this time period. Appears to have been rebacked with some sort of cloth at some point preserving the original spine leather. However, this must have been some time ago, the front cover of volume 1 is detached and the rear cover looks a little weak and split.
The covers on volume two are more solid, thought the spine is slightly concave. Original leather very chipped and worn, though still attractive.
The binding is so unusual for this set, that unless it could be repaired to preserve the original, I would probably leave it in the current condition. For a binding with issues, it is still very attractive! Bookplate of "Shank of Castlerigg". Searching this name shows family history from a prominent Scottish family.Detached front cover of volume one has some of the beginning pages of the Book of Common Prayer attached, leaving one page very ripped as it is attached to the text block as well. Some foxing and spots throughout both volumes and some margins cut close. Each volume measures about 10" x 8" with a combined thickness of just over 4. Despite the flaws, this is still a spectacular set!
And an unusual edition to have come from Oxford during this time period. Please review pictures for a better idea of the condition. Check out my other book and Bible listings! I may have more like this one that you would be interested in!