The Cornwallis Bible

Item date: 1540
Grant Value: 400
Item cost pre-decimal: Not recorded
Item date acquired: 1970
Item institution: British Library
Town/City: London
London borough: LB Camden

Large folio, printed by Robert Estienne, bound in a 16th century Paris binding by Claude de Picques. Main decorati0n is an intricate interlacing ribbon outlined with silver tooling and enamelled black, which surpasses anything bound for Henry II since the kings bindings always have his arms and emblems in the centre of the covers (HM Nixon in AR) Illustrated as frontispiece in AR