1620 Quarto King James Bible bound with Genealogies, Apocrypha, Concordances, Prayer Book and a metric musical Psalter - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    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
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Well preserved, 1620, very early (only 9 years 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 1621), and two right profitable and fruitful concordances (By Robert F Herry, with title 1619). All with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.
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.
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