antiquesandartireland.com

Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world
  • ABOUT
  • About Des
  • Contact
  • IRISH BIBLE FROM 1690 AT SOTHEBY’S ONLINE SALE

    An Irish bible from 1690 comes up at an online sale of English literature, Children’s Books and illustrations running at Sotheby’s London from May 5-12. The pocket edition¬†was published at the expense of the Hon. Robert Boyle and others in Roman letter expressly for the use of the Gaelic-speaking Highlanders of Scotland. The transliteration from Irish letter was made by Robert Kirk, minister of Aberfoyle and author of the metrical Psalter in Gaelic of 1684. It is estimated at ¬£1,000-1,500.

    Comments are closed.