I forgot to mention how it came into my possession. When my daughter was small, she loved books. Even as a toddler, before she could read, she would wander about the house with one of our books under her arm or would sit and pretend she was reading. As a schoolgirl, she took to visiting secondhand bookshops and spending her pocket money on old books - the older the better. Sometime, maybe 25 - 30 years ago, she bought the bible, probably for pence. Most likely it was from a shop in Oxford. When she flew the nest her bookcase and most of her books went with her and she said to dispose of the ones left behind but the bible got onto my bookshelves. It was only a couple of weeks ago that it occurred to me to try and trace the original owner and what motivated me was the inscription "To my darling daughter on her first birthday - Daddy", Also, in a very childish hand was "Pauline Merrall".