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Great Byble – 1540 – Song of Solomon 1-5


Rose of Sharon



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SONG OF SOLOMON 1:1-5:2 (title) + end to Ecclesiastes 11-12. “Rose of Sharon, Lily of the Valley”. Great Byble. Printed in London by Grafton and Whitchurch, Nov. 1540. Third folio edition. Reference: Herbert 60. This leaf was part of an OT fragment in the famous Francis Fry Collection. 1 Picture-woodcut 3″ x 2.25″ (of only 50 picture woodcuts in this Bible). 1 Large and 5 smaller woodcut initials. FINE condition. Stains to lower corner and upper margin; a few smudges (see pics). 15″ x 10″. [Note: the iii Kings headline is an older designation for 1 Kings, since the two Samuel books were combined with the two Kings books to form i, ii, iii, and iiii Kings.]

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15" x 10"


FINE. See Description.



Bible / Date

Great Byble / 1540