1620 Quarto King James Bible bound with Genealogies, Apocrypha,
Concordances, Prayer Book and a metric musical Psalter
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3"
Publisher: Bonham Norton and John Bill, London
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition
Well preserved, 1620, very early (only
after the first edition of the KJV was first published) and complete
quarto-sized King James
Holy Bible, bound with beautifully illustrated John Speed's
Genealogies (from Adam to Christ), the Apocrypha, both
Concordances , a Book of Common Prayer (only lacks title) and a metric Psalter.
Nicely bound in brown speckled calf covers and a spine with the text "Holy Bible"
printed in gold letters on a red label. Gilt edges. The Bible text is printed in double
columns in Gothic - black letter - font.
Complete Genealogies (34 pages)
with title. General Title (1620),
with the epistle dedicatory, letter to the reader, and the names and
order of the bookes, the complete Old Testament, Apocrypha and New Testament (with title
and two right profitable and fruitful concordances (By Robert F Herry, with title
1619). All with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first
Next a textually complete Book
of Common Prayer and a Booke of Psalms (separate title 1621), with
all Psalms/Hymns with musical bars, lacking after Psalm 90.
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the
Old Testament, and the New: Newly tranflated out of the Originall
Tongues: And with the former Tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement,
Printed at London
By Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill, Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie.
M.D.C.XX." Both this general title page as the New Testament title
page is 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 quarto sized Bible is
in an overall VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. Genealogies have
some insignificant reading wear, water marks or stains, otherwise
sounds. No map. The Bible itself is a good, solid and mainly clean
copy. Minor marks, small tears else sound. Three leaves wuith paper
repairs and small losses, Final Apocrypha leaf being hte only leaf
with any real loss of text (see picture).
An early antique King James Bible in
well preserved condition.