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Holy Bible; The Booke of Psalmes

after 1640
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, English, 16th century (English), Translator Laurence Tomson (English, 1539–1608), Printer Christopher Barker (English, 16th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

STC 2178 [Bible] and 2499.5 [Psalmes]


Overall: 23.7 x 19.5 x 6 cm (9 5/16 x 7 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Christopher Barker, 1599 [i.e., Amsterdam: J.F. Stam, after 1640?]) Quarto; 505 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped green morocco.

Maps; vignettes of Biblical scenes; elaborate woodcut title border to New Testament incorporating portraits and arms of evangelists, prophets, and saints.

London: Christopher Barker, 1599 [i.e., Amsterdam: J.F. Stam, after 1640?]


Stansbury family, England, with inscriptions and family genealogy dating from 1670s; most from eighteenth century; graphite inscription on a preliminary leaf "Mr. Amory Codman's Gt. Grandmother's Grandfather's Bible; graphite inscription on loose sheet of paper "Stanbridge Bible My grandfather Henry Codman had this Bible bound & wrote the paper signed "H.C."; pen inscription on another sheet "Stanbridge and Greene Bible"; apparently Martha Codman Karolik; her husband Maxim Karolik, by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik