The English Version of the Polyglott Bible; containing the Old and New Testaments: With a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages, exhibited in a manner hitherto unattempted.

  • (Bible.)
  • London: Printed for Samuel Bagster 1828


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8vo, pp. [viii], 585, [3], 188. One leaf in NT with bottom margin torn away affecting the bottom 7 lines. Contemporary black pebble-grain morocco, boards and spine blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, silver clasps and cornerpieces to boards, edges gilt, housed in the original matching black pebble-grain chemise. A few fore-edges bumped by the clasps. Extremities lightly rubbed, flap closure lost from chemise. Clasps engraved with the initials ‘A E S’ and ‘E G’, the latter underneath a ducal coronet.


A later printing of this successful bible by the enterprising printer Samuel Bagster - the notes and parallel passages, mainly selected by Bagster himself, enable the edition to escape the royal monopoly on bible printing. This version first appeared in 1816, along with the first parts of Bagster's substantial polyglot edition, and this printing accompanied the final parts of the first issue.

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