Stated to the title page, “Printed for J. Cooke & Shakefpears Head, London MMCCLXVI” (1766). Presumed first edition. Overall Very Good condition. Leather bound. Boards are moderately bumped and rubbed with a 3cm X 2cm chip to the top corner of the rear board with a 9cm severely rubbed section of the fore-edge starting from the chip. The headbands are loose and worn but still attached. Leather is split along the exterior spine edges of both boards. Boards are still firmly attached. Five raised bands to the spine. Gilt titles to the second compartment are quite bright and legible. Appears there was a (gilt?) device to the fifth compartment that is completely faded. Double rule gilt to the board edges are primarily intact. Blind stamped ink devices to the fore-edges are mostly intact. Large stain to almost half of the rear board with a small splash of the same material to the front board. This stain has penetrated to the interior of the rear board and into the fore-edge of the text block for about 180 pages growing fainter as it progresses. The interior shows remarkably little foxing with sporadic spots throughout. The second ffep is loose. Two small spots of biopredation to the top edge of the rear board and text block penetrating about 26 pages. Generously illustrated with beautiful black and white wood block engravings of various bible stories throughout. This volume could easily be restored in the hands of book conservator. Additional insurance available upon request.