Velvet bound volume, with silver fittings, from Mary Allott (fl. 1636) (Aa.4.40(2))

A velvet bound volume containing a 1633 folio edition of the authorized version of the Bible, together with the Book of Common Prayer and a metrical version of the Psalms from 1632. The fittings are of silver and include cornerpieces, clasps and an inscribed plaque bearing the legend "Ex dono Mariae Allott viduae 1636" ("Given by Mary Allott, widow, 1636"). Composite volumes containing various editions of these constituents in this sequence are fairly common, and Mary Allott left hers to the Chapel at St John's. It was transferred to the Library in 1899.