This "sombre" binding of about 1680 encloses two much earlier books, the first quarto edition of the King James Bible (1612) and aBook of Psalmsof 1620. The books were trimmed significantly for this binding, and the edges of their leaves were stained black. Unusual for sombre bindings, this book has thirteen silver plaquettes.
00044. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. London: Robert Barker, 1612.
Sombre bound goatskin
Barker, Robert, –1645, printer. , “00044,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 6, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1520.