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First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

The Holy Bible containing the bookes of the Old & New Testament.
[Second part of the Holy Bible]
[New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ]
Cambridge : printed by John Field printer to the Vniversitie. And illustrated wth. chorographical sculps by J: Ogilby, 1660.

fo., [18], 680, [2], 681-1103, [1], 258, [2]; [2], 338 p., [102] leaves of plates. The title page is engraved and signed: Diepenbeeck. deline. P. Lombart. sculpsit; "The second part of the Holy Bible" has separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous. "Apocrypha" (caption title) begins new pagination on a1r. "The Nevv Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" has separate pagination and register, and title page dated 1659. Leaf y4 is blank.

A reissue, with cancel general title page, of the 1659 edition printed by John Field (Wing B2255).
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B2258, Darlow & Moule, 668
No copy in the PL

See also for an extended discussion, includes reproduction of one plate:-

Michael Robinson  •  Link

The royal proclamation promoting the work:

Charles Rex. Most reverend, and right-reverend fathers in God; and trusty, and well-beloved: we greet you well. Whereas a very fair English Bible, printed at Cambridg, exact, and correct according to our royal-grandfather’s translation, hath been (lately) published, and adorn’d by John Ogilby, ...
Given at our court, at White-Hall, the twenty fourth day of October, in the twelfth year of our reign, 1660."
[London: s.n., 1660]

fo., 1 p. At foot of sheet: "In pursuance of his Majestie’s desires, the Bible above-mentioned was viewed, and taken into consideration, by the most reverend fathers in God, ... This Bible is to be had (either with the common prayer and sculptures, or without, in quires, or bound) at Mr. John Cade’s Stationer, at the Globe in Cornhill; at Mr. Samuel Mearn’s (His Majestie’s bookbinder) in Little Britain; at Mr. Will. Notts book-binder betwixt the two north dores of St. Pauls; and at Mr. Jacob Blome’s in Knight-rider Street."

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C3187B -- reports title as " ... Whereas every fair English Bible"

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

House of Commons Journal 8 July 1661

Ogleby's Bible. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/…

A Petition of Mr. John Ogleby; whereby he desired, that the large Bible, by him printed, might be recommended to be made use of in all Churches; and that Consideration might be had of the Fifty Pounds voted to him when he presented one of the said Bibles to the last Parliament; was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord High Treasurer of England, to give Direction for the Satisfaction of the said Fifty Pounds, to the said Mr. Ogleby, according to the said Votes of the last Parliament.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cambridge : John Field for John Ogilby
The Holy Bible : containing the bookes of the Old & New Testament 1659-60

This splendid Bible, and its companion Prayer Book (RCIN 1142253), were probably bound for Charles II's Chapel or Royal Closet at Whitehall, where he had two sets, Bible and Prayer Book uniformly bound, replaced every few years as part of the Chapel refurnishing. As the Prayer Book of this set is a 1660 edition, this must have been one of the earliest sets; the newly revised standard edition would have been used after 1662. This edition of the Bible, though notorious for the textual inaccuracy of John Field, Printer to the University of Cambridge, was one of John Ogilby's more splendid publications, with plates by the Bohemian artist Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77).

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