1683 Complete Large Folio KJV Bible with Geneva notes, 6 large folded maps, Prayer Book and Psalter - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1683 Complete Large Folio KJV Bible with Geneva notes, 6 large folded maps, Prayer Book and Psalter
Size: folio 16" x 10" x 4" thick
Publisher: at Amsterdam, with maps by Nicolaas Visscher.
very good condition
Bible is SOLD
A very special large folio King James Bible printed with the (extensive) Geneva notes. These notes (by the early reformers, many written by Calvin himself) were one of the main reasons why the Geneva Bible - the predecessor to the King James - was so popular among the people. The King James of 1611 was only issued with very few annotations. This edition has the full set of Geneva in-text annotations which are especially very impressive with in the New Testament (often more than half a page of notes on each page text). In the Old Testament it also includes the famous 'the argument' introductions to each Bible book. With a map of the world showing California as an island!
Also adorned with 6 large fold-out maps, including a map of the world (showing California as an island), the location of Eden, the 40 years journey in the desert, a plan of Jerusalem, a map of the holy land during the time of Jesus and the travels of Paul in the book of Acts. [these maps in English are similar as those found so often in the 17th century Dutch Bibles]. These maps have INCREDIBLE details. “The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special command. / With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. / Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation. / But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. / Printed in the Year M DC LXXXIII [1683]" TOGETHER WITH “The Book of Common-Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sang or said in Churches. / London, Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty; 1679. / Cum Privilegio.” TOGETHER WITH “The Whole Book of Psalms: Collected into English Meeter, By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. / Set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches, of all the people together, before and after morning and evening prayer, and also before and after sermons: And moreover in private houses, for their godly solace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs and ballads, which tend only to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth. / … London, / Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1679.”
Original covers - beautifully embossed/blindstamped calf over thick wooden boards. Clasps have been lost.The volume measures 16" x 10"! The Bible is complete in all respects, as is the Common Prayer and the Psalter! A total of 4 title pages!
The binding is in a very good condition, with strong hinges and a strong book-block. The books have been very professionally rebacked, spine is replaced. The boards show light wear. Internally, the volume is in very good condition, with generally clean pages, clear print and ample margins throughout. Some age related foxing and some minor repairs throughout. The 6 maps are very well preserved with just some minor folds and small damages. See the MANY pictures!
A very RARE and SPECIAL large folio King James Bible!
 
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