London: Whittaker and Co., 1843. First edition thus. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. , xii-clxxvi, , 2-252, ; , 6-402,  pp. Contemporary full calf with a gilt border to each board, edges of the boards with gilt dentelles, spines in six compartments with gilt tooling and decorations and two red morocco labels lettered in gilt (bottom set of labels are recent); all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Title pages printed in red and black. Wood-engraved initials. Latin text on the left, English text on the right. Accompanied by a new English translation of the historical works and a life of the author by the Rev. J.A. Giles, D.C.L. Includes a list of subscribers: largely famous clergymen of the Anglican Church (including the Archbishop of Canterbury). Lowndes 143. The first two volumes of Whittaker's twelve-volume set of Bede's writings, beautifully bound, and difficult to find in collectible condition. Near Fine. Item #00009568
A Near Fine set with minor wear to the extremities and a tiny tear to the margin of p. 103 in volume two, not at all affecting the text.