Book, Spershott Family Bible
1616 Current rights
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The Bible has been in the ownership of the Spershott family since 1666. In the front of the book is handwritten information documenting family births, deaths and marriages, messages of goodwill and blessings. James Spershott from the city of Chichester first owned the Bible. He paid to have the book bound and wrote: whose hands it should come in to, that they will carefully preserve it from all damage and may the Lord’s blessing accompany it to everyone [sic].
b) Wooden box - wood, brass and metal.
c) & d) black ink on newsprint.
Wooden Box: Length x Width x Depth: 400 x 330 x 140mm
Height x Width: 265 x 180mm
Height x Width: 250 x 230mm
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