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Ilustrated right, bottom: a fine, tall copy of the 1611, King James Bible in contemporary calf bearing the royal arms. Possibly bound for use in one of the royal chapels, it went to Heritage of Los Angeles at $310,000 (£213,795).

These two were sold at the Freilich sale which took place at Sotheby’s New York on January 10 and 11.