Lot 518

BINDING - Bible, in Dutch, in a rare 'Ladies' Girdle Binding'.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Hammer price: £1,500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BINDING - Biblia. Dat is De grantsche H. Schrifture. Amsterdam: N. Burgers, P. van Ryschouten, A. Hafebroek, I. Appelaar, [n.d. but after 1681 (the date of "Acte van Consent" on verso of title)]. Small 8vo (140 x 80mm). Title within engraved architectural and armorial border, printed largely in double column, psalms with musical notation (some light browning). Contemporary tortoiseshell over vellum with silver fitments and clasps engraved with foliate motifs, metal chain attached to upper edges of covers, gilt edges (small chip to lower edge of upper cover). Provenance: "M.V.L." (initials engraved on the inside of the upper clasp). A rare example of a 'Ladies' Girdle Binding' complete with chain.

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