1613 Astounding Complete Quarto KJV Bible, in Roman
font with Apocrypha and Speed's Genealogies with the double page map
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3"
Publisher: Robert Barker, London
VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
A truly ASTOUNDING
COMPLETE King James 1613 Roman Font Holy Bible
preserved over almost 4 centuries - King James Bibles printed
with the 'she' text in Ruth 3:15 ("... and she
went into the city" ). This is also one of the very FEW Roman Font
early quarto editions of
It is all complete with nice margins and drawn borders around the text.
Both the General Title and the New Testament
title page (both dated 1613) are a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart
shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12
disciples. This Bible is including all preliminary leaves
(dedication, preface, list of books).
It also has the complete
Apocrypha. Ends with colophon 1613. Various
decorated first chapter capitals, colophons and other engravings.
Also bound with an incomplete
John Speed's Genealogies from Adam to Christ (lakcing 5 or 6 leaves)
but WITH the DOUBLE PAGE map of CANAAN!
This is Herbert's 324 (from the
Historical Catalogue of Printed Bibles) and it includes the 'S Suke'
(in stead of S Luke) misprint on page A2 - Luke chapter X)
This QUARTO sized King James Bible is in
an overall VERY GOOD condition. Roman type, text in double
columns, 57 lines to the full column, within ruled borders, enclosed
inner and outer margins for printed side-notes, general and New
Testament titles in heart-shaped centers within the same woodcut
border, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces; COMPLETE, moderate
browning and staining, most pronounced in first two quires of OT,
and in NT, expert repairs to tears on both titles, a few short tears
slightly affecting text (most repaired), hole on Bb6 costing a word
or two. Bound with: Speed's Genealogies (imperfect, but has the map
of Canaan). Nineteenth-century divinity calf, marbled endpapers,
edges stained red; covers scuffed, upper joint dry and cracking,
upper hinge cracked.