1649 Exquisite SPECIAL quarto King James Bible with Genealogies with MAP, Apocrypha, Tables and Psalter - the FIRST KJV printed with GENEVA notes - sublime binding with clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1649 Exquisite SPECIAL quarto King James Bible with Genealogies with MAP, Apocrypha, Tables and Psalter - the FIRST KJV printed with GENEVA notes - sublime binding with clasps
 
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 2.5" 
Publisher: Company of Stationers, London
VERY GOOD+ condition

Price: $1,750.00

1649 exquisite, COMPLETE and SPECIAL King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD+ and high quality rebound condition. KJV WITH GENEVA notes and Junius' Annotations on Revelation. The edition closely imitates the favorite quarto Geneva Bible (Herbert #620). The King James translation was pushed by the Church of England to replace the Geneva Bible which was very popular among the English language groups. This was the FIRST Authorized/King James version Bible to include the extensive in-text Geneva notes!
"The Holy Bible.....With most profitable Annotations...... Which notes have never before been set forth with this new Translation: But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie." All decorative titles present. Decorative capitals. Roman font in double columns with extensive side and foot notes. Contains:
1. John Speed's GENEALOGIES (lacks title page)
2. DOUBLE PAGE MAP of THE HOLY LAND
3. HOLY BIBLE (OT & APOCRYPHA & NT)
4. TWO RIGHT PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES
5. CONCORDANCE by CLEMENT COTTON
6. THE BOOK of PSALMS (Title Page Dated 1649. Ends on Psalm 139)

THE BINDING is a SUPERB 1912 DATED FULL PATTERNED BROWN BRONZE/LEATHER by ZAEHNSDORF !!! VERY FIRM EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY. VERY GOOD CLASPS !!!

Front paste down has a neat early 20th century note lightly pasted on telling of provenance.
This QUARTO sized  Bible is in an overall VERY GOOD+ condition.  BIBLE TEXT is GOOD and LEGIBLE WITH  INTACT LEAVES (though with general age toning and edge thumbing commensurate with age - as seen in pictures) AND GENERALLY GOOD MARGINS (though top headers are occasionally cropped.). Main Title Page Present and INSERTED at THE BEGINNING of THE ENTIRE WORK. Margins somewhat dulled and a little corner edge worn. New Testament Title lacks. THE APOCRYPHA TEXT (which is NOT STANDARD in this edition) has been imported from the
1666/8 "Preaching Bible." This edition is renowned for its very small text.
A special King James Bible with Geneva notes!
 
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