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Antique Illustrated King James Bibles from the period 1660-1700
(the first illustrated KJV's were printed in 1660)
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All Bibles are listed in order of publishing date. For each Bible there is a seperate detailed webpage with many, many more pictures that you can reach by clicking on the title of the Bible or at the 'more details' link at the end of the description.
A note on the quality of our Antique Bibles:
We take great pride in the quality of the Bibles we offer. We cannot replace missing pages or undo water damage and so on, but we do make sure that the binding of the pages as well as the covers is in good (daily) useable condition. Therefore most Bibles go through a restoration process where the spines are cleaned of old failing adhesive and loose pages or broken signatures are restored/replaced. Old spine leather is reinforced or replaced and spine reinforcement is applied with new headbands and the cover hinge is extra re-enforced. Also the cover leather is cleaned and treated and if applicable the clasps are cleaned and restored. This is not just a patch job! This process brings the strength of the book back to its original quality!

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(stock number 316)
octavo, 6.75" x 4.5" x 1.75"
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

A very attractive and exquisitely illustrated 1660 King James Holy Bible in daily usable condition, containing the Old and New Testaments in the Authorized King James Version.  Illustrated throughout with about 200 beautifully detailed engravings of Bible scenes. About 100 engravings of the Old Testament (2 per page) with a day-by-day illustration of the Genesis creation description and about 100 full page New Testament illustrations. Both the quality of the preservation as well as the details of these engravings are excellent and remarkably detailed.
"The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New, newly tranflated out of the Original Tongues: and with the former Tranflations diligently Compared and revifed: By his Majesties fpeciall commandment. London, Printed by Henry Hills, and John Field 1660."
Plain leather boards  (original?) with just some minor scuffing. Spine with text: "Holy Bible". The binding  makes for a solid and very useable book that can be used and read (with care) on a daily basis. Very few writings (few minor scribbles from previous owners), no tears (some rough edges at the end of the Bible), clean pages.
A special 350 year old Illustrated Bible for any collection or daily use! ...more details...

Price $1395.00
Bible is SOLD
(stock number E10)
octavo, 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 3/4" 
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

A MOST ATTRACTIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED 1660 KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE (OT & NT) in VERY GOOD USABLE CONDITION. WITH APPROXIMATELY 140 DETAILED ENGRAVINGS of BIBLICAL SCENES by SLAYTER and VAN LANGEREN. 74 FROM THE OT (2 PER PAGE) INCLUDING A MOST DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DAYS OF CREATION !! WITH 68 NT ENGRAVINGS of SCENES FROM THE LIFE AND MINISTRY of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST PLUS PORTRAITS !!! THE PLATES ARE UTTERLY AMAZING in THEIR QUALITY AND in DETAIL !!!
THE BINDING (probably 18th century) is a BEAUTIFUL, FINELY BOUND DEEP RED INTRICATELY GILT TOOLED FULL LEATHER !!! THE BINDING AND TEXT BLOCKS ARE professionally antiquarian quality restored and TIGHT AND FIRM.
THE PAGES ARE NICELY RULED in RED THROUGHOUT AND EDGED in GILT !!! 1. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. 2. HOLY BIBLE (Old Testament and New Testament - Published in 1660 by Henry Hills and John Field in 1660. 3. BOOK of PSALMES
Complete with Title Pages. Pages are VERY GOOD, Crisp and Unmarked with only light browning to edges and spotting here and there.
a Beautiful Early Illustrated King James Bible! ...more details...
(stock number 878)
Size: octavo,7" x 5" x 2"
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1669. Cum Privilegio."
A gorgeous and extensively illustrated Bible in a very good condition with (original?) crushed morocco binding with gold stamped decorations. All page edges gilt. Later marbled endpapers and free-endpapers.  With blank dedication page! Engraved general title; architectural design, with angel holding book and trumpet, at the top, verso blank and frontispiece of Charles II. Illustrated with over 150 leaves of AMAZING, engravings, some signed by F. H. Van Hove. The Bible also has a complete metric Psalm book (title 1670) at the end.
Bible text is complete with titles and prelims. The Old Testament contains 38 of 40 numbered plates (plates 4 and 18 are not present). The New Testament has 115 plates. 
A special illustrated KJV Bible!  ...more details...

Price: $1450.00

Bible is SOLD
(stock number E18)
Size: Octavo, 7 1/4" x 5" x 2"
EXCELLENT (E) condition

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London, Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to Kings Moft Excellent Majefty, 1676, Cum Privilegio"
An exquisitely beautiful and very rare illustrated Bible in a RARE EXCELLENT condition with superbly (antiquarian quality) restored leather covers and spine, gold stamped with red label 'Holy Bible' and solid sterling sliver armor and clasps (almost 3.5 ounces of silver). All page edges gilt. Lavishly illustrated with 161 engravings by F.M. Van Hove. THE HISTORY OF YE OLD AND NEW TEFTAMENT IN CUTTS FRONTISPIECE, Full page architectural engraving printed by Wm. R. for John Williams and engraved by F.H. Van Houe, sculpist in 1671, features the Bible opened to psalm 119:105 at the top and the royal coat of arms at the foot.
 NO loose, torn or missing pages, straight edges, strong corners, immaculate gutters, nice margins all around , paper is strong, bright, clean and supple without brittleness, NO damp staining, NO marginalia, NO odors, virtually free from offensive soiling,
This Bible is COMPLETE in every aspect!
A scarce bible, with an excellent collection of engravings.      ...more details...
(stock number C76)
Folio 12 x 9 x 4" 
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Teftament And The New. Newly tranflated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Tranflations diligently Compared & Revifed. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches.
Oxford, Printed at the Theater ... MDCLXXXII [1682]"
An exquisitely beautiful and very rare illustrated 17th century folio Bible with a series of about 175 (!) Biblical illustrations ('histories'). Engraved general title, followed  by a second title; architectural design with cut of royal arms: "The Holy Bile in Sculpture or The History's mentioned i the Old and New Teftament lively reprefented in Copper Culls. London. Printed by Moses Pitt ... Oxford"
 Illustrated with full page (looks like quarto size) AMAZING, engravings, also including a set of portraits of the apostles. The Bible is also bound with an incomplete Book of Common Prayer (lacks before the morning prayers), the complete Apocrypha and the Whole Book of Psalms (date 1682, all metric psalms present, lacks the prayers). The Bible itself is complete in every aspect with a total of 4 title pages!
A scarce bible, with an gorgeous collection of engravings.  ...more details ...

Price: 1475.00 

 
 
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