20 SEPTEMBER 1963, Page 13

CHARLES l's BIBLE SIR,—I have just caught up with the

Spectator for August 30, and noted with interest the letter of Nevile Wallis in respect of Charles l's Bible. It would indeed be a pity were the Bible to be pur- chased by an American library, and I hope that someone will have the sense to offer enough for it to be kept in England. But in the event the Bible finds its way into an American library, there is the consolation that its home will not be an en- tirely alien one—after all, Charles I was our king too!