The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised. By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches. Printed by Authority.
Glasgow: David Bryce And Son. London: Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press Warehouse, Amen Corner [no date – c. 1901] .
A Miniature facsimile edition. 1.8″ x 1.2″ x 1.0″ (45mm x 31mm x 25mm). Judged to be one of the smallest complete bibles ever produced. The title bears the words “Printed by Authority”; and on verso is a copy of the licence granted to D. Bryce (Dated 1901) to publish this edition of 25,000 copies, with the following note: “The Publishers beg to thank the Oxford University Press for enabling them to produce in this tiny form a facsimile of their Nonpareil 16mo Bible, printed upon the very thinnest Oxford India Paper ever made, and Messrs. S. Bagster and Son for the use of twenty-eight illustrations by C. B. Birch, A.R.A.” Pp.876. The exact size of the page is 42mm x 28mm. A magnifying glass is supplied in a pocket to the recto of the rear cover. Similar to Herbert:2064 / D&M: 1306. This copy is bound in contemporary tan calf with intricate blind-stamped decoration, and the title: “Coronation Bible. 1911” to the spine. This is a 1901 copy, “rebound” to commemorate the Coronation of George V. – Scarce.