The RAREST and FIRST King James quarto Bible printed !
Vintage COMPLETE (!!) King James 1612 'She' Bible in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. Beautifully well preserved over 4 centuries - the second King James Bible ever printed (only second to the 1611 folio KJV) with still some of the first edition (of 1611) printing errors, including 'Emorite' in Genesis 10:16 (instead of Amorite). The is the SHE variant (in Ruth 3:15 - and is by many considered to be more rare than the 'HEE' printing of the same edtion).
The general title (present in a high quality old facsimile) has a similar design as the 1611 first edition folio (this is the only quarto that has that title) showing the Apostles on the top, Moses and Aaron on each side of the text block and Luke and John at the bottom. Title: "The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, by his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to be read om Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1612."
Start with a RARE COMPLETE 1613 Book of Common Prayer - including the red/black title page.
The Bible's general title (facs) and New Testament titles present, double column Roman letter text, both titles & the colophon also dated 1612. ALL prelims and colophon's present - the Bible is COMPLETE in every aspect!
It also has the famous and well sought after, complete (34 page, with title page) Speed's genealogies, tracing Christ back to Adam "with the Line of our Sauiour Jesvs Christ obferued from Adam to the bleffed Virgin MARY") complete with the rare double paged 'Map of Canaan'. At the end of the Bible itself is a (VERY RARE AS IT IS COMPLETE) "Booke of Psalms" (with title page, 1614), with musical bars, ALL Psalms and Hymns and Prayer present - ends with table.
This QUARTO sized King James Bible is in an overall VERY GOOD+ and DAILY USABLE condition. Has the 1612 Title page, but it is possible and listing as a very old facs (as it is slightly different but possibly an original title page). The (cotton based) paper is remarkable crisp, clean, some rough edges and few small damages. Bible has hardly (if at all) been trimmed and has full and wide margins. Contains also a COMPLETE Psalms in the rear, title page dated 1614 with dated colophon 1614 repair to last page. An extremely beautiful Bible, bound in the original boards, with a later reback well done. Very fine central arabesque design to the original boards, very fine paper, a very VERY Rare Bible. .
A VERY RARE historical 1612 SHE King James Bible!