1684 Exquisitely Preserved and Restored, Folio, complete King James Bible with Prayer Book, Apocrypha and Psalter - ASTOUNDING armored, chained binding and clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1684 Exquisitely Preserved and Restored, Folio, complete King James Bible with Prayer Book, Apocrypha and Psalter - ASTOUNDING armored, chained binding and clasps
Size:  14" x 9.5" x 3.25"
Publisher: the Theatre at Oxford
EXCELLENT condition!
Bible is SOLD
This is an ASTOUNDINGLY beautiful 3rd (large) folio of the King James Bible printed at The Theatre in Oxford at 1684. Masterly restored to its original style as a church pulpit Bible complete with chain to secure it to the pulpit! Very beautiful dark leather covers and spine. The 5-raise band spine has a red label with the gold text "Holy Bible" and the date printed "1684". On the cover are large metal covers and a huge center piece - this all on BOTH the front and back covers. The Bible can be closed with 2 matching clasps and it has a chain in period style of about a fout and a half to chain it to the pulpit.
The full page engraved title represents the Transfiguration above a mountain inscribed Mt Tabor Matt 17.1. Across the center is a label 'Holy Bible'. In the foreground are seated two symbolical femlae figures: one, veiled, representing The Law; the other one with a nimbus, The Gospel. At the bottom a small view of the Theatre at Oxford and the imprint "sold by Thomas Guy at y Oxford Arms"
This Bible starts with the book of common prayer, lacks its title, first two leaves of the kalender are lined with tissue on both sides, followed by all the original prelims including the general title, then the complete O.T. and apocrypha. New Testament title incorporated into the title to Matthew as called for. Then followed by the index and the Whole book of psalms lacking its final leaf. The Bible is 100% complete otherwise lacking only the BCP title and the last leaf of the Whole book of psalms.
EXCELLENT condition! The Bible has under gone a complete museum-quality conservation leaving no paper issues. It has wide margins all around, minor usual foxing and soiling, virtually free of damp staining, clean gutters and strong corners. There are some ancient annotations written neatly and there are a few leaves in the N.T. with old ink blots ranging from dime to quarter size. A gorgeous example of a late restoration period English Bible.

A Superb one-of-a-kind armored and chained Folio KJV Bible
 
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