File NLW MS 24026A. - Thomas Pennant's family Bible,

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NLW MS 24026A.


Thomas Pennant's family Bible,


  • 1735-[1840s]. (Creation)

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609 ff. (final 3 folios foliated i-iii at NLW) ; 175 x 100 mm.

Bound in contemporary English black morocco, with gold panelling and marbled endpapers; gilded page edges; armorial bookplate of Thomas Pennant inside front cover; '6 maps & H. bible by Rich[ar]d Ware amen corner Thomas Penant Downing' (?binder's label, tipped in inside back cover).

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Christopher Edwards, Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts; Wallingford; Purchase; April 2012; 006252622.

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English family Bible of the naturalist and traveller, Thomas Pennant of Downing, Flintshire, containing entries of births, marriages and deaths for himself, his parents, wives, children and grandchildren, [1738]-[1840s], in several hands including his own (ff. i verso-iii).
The volume comprises The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues... (Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, printer to the University, 1738, not in ESTC) (ff. [53]-[564]), bound with The Book of Common Prayer... (Oxford: printed by John Baskett, printer to the University, 1735, not in ESTC) (ff. [1]-[52]), and Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, et al, The Whole book of Psalms Collected into English Metre... (London: Printed by J. Humfreys, for the Company of Stationers, 1736, ESTC T195059) (ff. [565]-[606]). Folios ii-iii are additional leaves tipped in at the end of the volume.

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Other papers of Thomas Pennant include NLW, Thomas and David Pennant Manuscripts; Warwick, Warwickshire County Record Office CR 2017/TP1-830; and Hawarden, Flintshire Record Office D/NA.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 24026A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2012.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 24026A.