The Universal Bible: or, Every Christian Family's Best Treasure. Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testament at Large. Illustrated with Notes and Comments; Whereby the difficult passages are explained; the mistranslations corrected; and the seeming contradictions found in the oracles of truth, reconciled. - , Samuel Nelson (notes, comments, and explanations) 1758 - J. Coote, London A massive (42.4x29x11.5cm) eighteenth century folio Bible, in a contemporary binding, with title page in red and black.

Magnificently illustrated with forty-six engraved plates including three maps, separate titles dated 1759 for the New Testament and 'Apocrypha'. With a twenty-six page index.
  Folio (binding size 42.4x29x11.5cm), pp. [2] [10 (title, dedication, preface, and directions too the binder)], Genesis through to Revelations without pagination, [28 (Index)] [2].   In contemporary panelled calf, re-backed to style, all edges and corners restored and endpapers replaced, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, panels decorated and ruled in gilt to upper board and blind to lower board, all edges trimmed.   Condition: Near fine, generally clean throughout, with some small stains and thumbprints, tree plates with clean tears not affecting the illustration, some light restoration to title page, in very good binding, re-backed to style, all edges and corners restored and endpapers replaced. , 26pp. 'Index' to rear. (Browning, occasional marginal damp-staining, marginal tear and loss to 5C, 2 plates with large tears to margins, 1 plate with closed tear, front blank replaced.) Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, endpapers replaced).   Ref: 111770   Price: HK$ 10,000