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(the King James Bible was first published in 1611)
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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 K42)
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  
VERY GOOD+ condition

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. 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.
A VERY RARE historical 1612 SHE King James Bible!  ...more and about 80 pictures...
(stock number K34)
Size: large folio, 16.5" x 11.5" x 3.75"
VERY GOOD+ condition

An amazing and well preserved copy of one of first and earliest FOLIO King James Bibles.  "The true 1613 folio edition of the King James' Bible; easily distinguishable from the other large folio editions by its smaller type....the text is printed with 72 instead of 59 lines to the full column." (this is Herbert's number 322). The Bible is ALL COMPLETE from Genesis to Revelation with Apocrypha and the COMPLETE preliminaries - only the General Title is lacking - all Bible text pages are present (very rare as most of the time some pages at the beginning and especially the end are lacking). It is also bound with the beautifully engraved Genealogies by John Speed (with title page) showing an engraved overview from the descent from Christ al the way back to Adam.
The Bible is still with its ORIGINAL LEATHER covers and spine! It has a six-band raised spine with a black label 'Holy Bible' and gold lettered 'Barker 1613'.
 The Bible is - apart from the general title page - complete: it l starts with the Dedication and the Preface, followed by the complete Kalendar (the leaf with Jul-Aug is loose). An Almanacke and "the Names and Order of all Bookes".   Next the Speed's Genealogies (with title, includes all 34 pages), Next the complete Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the complete New Testament (including Title Page!) ending with the last page of Revelation and the colophon
Per the (New Testament) title page: "The NEWE Teftament of our Lord and Sauiour Jesvs Christ. Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Greeke: And with the former Tranflations diligently compared and reuifed, By his Maiesfties fpeciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches. IMPRINTED at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft excellent Maieftie. Anno-Dom. 1613."

All in all a remarkable 1613 large folio KJV for daily use, family treasure, collection or even a museum!!  ...more...
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(stock number K15)
Size:  FOLIO, 15.5 x 11" x 4.75" thick
VERY GOOD condition

A handsome offering: a COMPLETE 1617 PULPIT (15.5" x 11"!) folio King James Bible - in well preserved condition in contemporary leather blindstamped binding.
There are a number of early King James folio Bibles offered, but to find a FIRST EDITION PRINTING, COMPLETE with all titles, prelims and also no pages lacking at the end is exceptional! ALSO - this is the RARE SAME TEXT/PRINT as the first edition of the King James Bible (with the same printing errors etc)! It is the original/FIRST edition 59 lines PULPIT version. The 1617 was the third of five issues of the King James Pulpit Bible. It is generally recognized that all the pages whether from the "He" of 1611 or the "She" of 1613/1611, or the 1617, 1634 and finally the 1639/1640 were all printed in the year of 1611 and then bound in their respective years with appropriate title pages in their issue years. Beautiful leather blind stamped boards and spine with the text 'Holy Bible' and '1617' ib gold letter on red labels. The book opens and reads without concerns.
''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 reuifed by his Maiefties Fpeciall Commandement. Appointed To Be Read In Churches.
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer To The Kings Most Excellent Maiestie'' Anno : 1617. (Herbert 353). Text in black letter. Separate title page to 'The New Testament' with broad woodcut border, register & foliation are continuous. Calendar and Table of Content printed in red and blac
 Overall a VERY HANDSOME complete Pulpit KJV Bible  ...more, including some 80 pictures...
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(stock number: I45)
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3.25"  
VERY GOOD conditon

Rebound in antiquarian quality - a truly COMPLETE  - VERY EARLY - quarto black letter edition of the King James Holy Bible, loaded with all the extra books: Apocrypha, Speed's genealogies, extensive tables/concordances and a (rare complete) Psalter, all in fabulous quality binding! This is Herbert 367.
A vintage COMPLETE (!!) King James 1619 Bible, beautifully well preserved over almost 4 centuries in Roman font, printed in 2 columns. Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Imprinted at London By Bonham Norton and John Bill, Printesr to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. M.DC.XIX." Both this general title page as the New Testament title page (dated 1619) 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 Bible is COMPLETE, including all preliminary leaves (title page, dedication, preface, list of books).
It also has the complete (34 page) genealogies with separate title page, the complete Apocrypha, the (very extensive) Concordances (with title page) and the "Booke of Psalmes" (with title page, "Company of Stationers, 1619", with musical bars (all Psalms present). So a total of FIVE (!!) title pages. Various decorated first chapter capitals, colophons and other engravings. Astoundingly rebound in the best possible quality and craftsmanship!
 BEAUTIFUL quarto ROMAN FONT King James Bible!  Click for more details and pictures
(stock number: H89)
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 4" 
EXCELLENT conditon

Exceptionally complete early King James Bible in RARE EXCELLENT condition.
Exquisitely bound, 1619, very early (only 8 years after the first edition of the KJV was first published) and complete in VERY aspect quarto-sized King James Holy Bible bound with extra books in an overall beautiful condition: bound with a Book of Common Prayer (complete with red and black 1619 title page - very rare!), Speed's Genealogies (complete with title and the rare double page map of Canaan), the Apocrypha, and a metric Psalter (1619 title and musical bars- also all complete ending with colophon - very rare). Gorgeously (very professionally) rebound in attractive, antique contemporary style leather covers, and a spine with the text "King James Bible, 1619" printed in gold letters. The Bible text is printed in double columns in Roman font.
General Title (1619), 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 1619)
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former Tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Imprinted at London By Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill, Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. M.D.C.XIX." 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.
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(stock number: H29)
Size: octavo, 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2"
VERY GOOD conditon

An octavo-size, clean COMPLETE King James Holy Bible (printed by Norton and Bill in London) in very usable condition, containing the Old and New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, Speed's genealogies plus map, Book of Common Prayer, the Whole Book of Psalms of David, and a RARE additional "the Historie of the Bible". Attractive 19th century (?) covers with professionally restored binding. Complete with both Bible (the General Title and the New Testament) title pages, plus the title page for the Genealogies, the Historie section and the Book of Psalms (so 5 titles are present!, only the title page for the Prayer Book is missing)!
Opens with an incomplete Book of Common Prayer (first pages missing), Psalms with engraving of King David playing his harp. Next the complete "Geneaologies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to euery Family and Tribe: with the line of ovr Sauiour Iesvs Chrift observed from Adam to the bleffed Virgin Mary by F.S. Cvm Privilegio". The complete 34 page Speed genealogies plus the RARE two page Map of Canaan (and explanation)!
Next: "The Holy Bible. Anno 1628." Separate title page for the New Testament. Contains the complete Apocrypha! Including all the prelim pages and engravings plus colophons. Both titles have an ornament woodcut border. Decorated first chapter initials. Engraving of the Garden of Eden at the beginning of Genesis. Engraving of the apostles at the beginning of Matthew. Next a rather unique section with its own title page: "the Historie of the Bible, Briefely collected by way of Queftion and Anfwer ... Printed at London by Iohn Legatt ... 1627"
Also bound with: "The Whole Booke of Psalmes..." Printed in 1628 for the Companie of Stationers: London. Complete till psalm 148.
Includes the rare Map of the Holy Land and Description of Canaan.
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Price: $1,950.00

(Stock number: K63)
Size: 9" x 7" x 3" (Quarto.)  
close to EXCELLENT condition

Highly desirable and exceptional quality FIRST QUARTO edition KJV Bible printed in Cambridge!
1630 complete King James (first ever black letter) quarto Bible printed at the University of Cambridge in an overall PRISTINE and close to EXCELLENT and antiquarian quality and style professionally rebound condition, bound together with a complete edition of Speed's Genealogies,  the Apocrypha and a Concordance. Gorgeously bound in blind-stamped leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1630" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in Black letter font. Starts with the  illustrated genealogies (by John Speed. with title page) followed by the Old Testament (with gorgeous detailed woodcut title and prelims), Apocrypha, New Testament (with title 1630), and 'a briefe concordance' (1630 title) with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.
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, Appointed to be read in Churches. Printed by Tho: Buck & Roger Daniel, printers to the Univerfity of Cambridge". The general title is an amazing woodcut showing Moses (with 10 commandments) and David (with harp) as well angels around the name of the Lord and depictions of the last supper and the four evangelists.
(stock number H52)
Size:  7" x 4.5" x 2" 
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

  The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and reuised: By his Majesties speciall commandement. Appointed to be Read in Churches. London: Printed by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, and by the Assigns of John Bill, 1631. Bound with Book of Commion Prayer, Genealogies plus Map, Apocrypha and metric Psalter!
 A scarce edition of the most influential and beloved version of the English King James Bible! First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. Combined with a complete Booke of Common Prayer, a complete engraved Genealogies (including the rare map), Both Testaments and the Apocrypha, as well as a complete Whole Book of Psalms, this is a true late 17th century compendium of English Religious Works that are important, inspiring and intrinsically and spiritually valuable, housed in an unforgettable ornate binding.
     A rare and truly beautiful bible; this early seventeenth century King James Holy Bible is bound together with three additional works, all complete including title pages, many with ornate decor and woodcuts. Stout 8vo, bound in striking period gilt and red morocco gilt, ornately tooled with a variety of corner and central botanical devices and sprays, with a background of hatched gilt diamonds; the spine also ornately embellished with five raised bands and floral decor. Page edges gilt, with some colored gauffering to the edges, slightly faded....more details...

Price: $1,745.00

Price: $1,595.00

(stock number I01)
Size:  quarto 9" x 7" x 3 1/2"
 VERY GOOD and Daily Usable condition

1633 complete King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a Book of Common Prayer (lacks before catechism), complete edition of Speed's Genealogies & Map of Canaan, the Apocrypha and a metric/musical Psalter (title 1636, lacks after Psalm 132).  Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style blind-stamped leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible"  printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in easy to read Roman letter font.
Has the complete illustrated genealogies (by John Speed. with title page and the famous highly sought after double page map of Canaan), followed by the Old Testament (with title 1633 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1633), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to bee read in Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie, and the Affignes of Iohn Bill. M.DC.XXXIII." 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. ...more details...
(stock number H81)
quarto 9" x 7" x 3"
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

1634 complete King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a complete edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the Apocrypha and the metric Booke of Psalmes. Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style leather covers (with part of the original covers and the original brass center and corner pieces) and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "London 1634" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in Black letter (Gothic) font.
Starts with  the complete Book of Common Prayer  (1634 even with title page - hardly everpreent) followed by the Old Testament (with title 1634 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1634), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. Ends with a complete 1634 Psalter with musical bars (ending with colophon)
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to be read in Churches. London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie, and the Affignes of Iohn Bill. 1634"
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.
An early and very attractive quarto sized King James Bible  . ...more...
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(stock number 331)
quarto - 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3" 
VERY GOOD (VG) ++ condition

A Quarto-size (4to, 220 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, roman type), professionally restored and beautiful condition early King James (KJV) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD+ condition, containing the Old and New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, Speed's genealogies, the Book of Common Prayer and a (musical) Psalter, printed by Tho: Buck & Roger Daniel, printers to the University of Cambridge. Complete Bible with all title pages, plus the title page for the Genealogies, the Book of Common Prayer and the Psalter. The general title page is engraved depicting Moses and David, the four Evangelists, the Last Supper, the hart and other subjects, signed Jo. Payne sculp., the title contained in a small rectangle at the centre, undated as called for but neatly hand dated, the titles to the Common Prayer, the NT and the Metric Psalms have a narrow patterned border and the small oval device of the Alma Mater Cantabrigia, the NT title page is dated 1637 and the colophon is dated 1638, ruled throughout in red including the title pages, decorative head- and tail pieces and initials. Bound to style in modern dark brown morocco, blind ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine ending in blind triangle ornament to covers, gilt lettered title to spine (The Book of Common Prayer), new endpapers.
Complete Bible text. Leaves in overall very good condition, some wrinkles and small tears. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a complete early Cambridge King James Bible ...more...
(stock number I55)
Size: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Quarto.)  
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

An attractive early King James Bible (OT & Apocrypha & NT) ... With black letter text throughout.... With title pages dated 1639. ... Very good preserved condition for age !!!
 The Bible is 100% complete (except for two leaves missing in the apocrypha). The book is bound in the following order :
 1. Holy Bible, complete (except for two leaves in Apocrypha: 2 Maccabees 2-6.) All extant leaves entire and intact. With good crisp leaves. And good margins.  Only a little sporadic marking / staining commensurate with age. A couple of leaves in luke's gospel have scrawl marks.
  2. Book of Psalmes. Dated 1639 by Companie of Stationers. Black letter text with music score. Leaves good and crisp though last half dozen are edge chipped and stained. Psalter complete though may be missing last leaf of prayers at conclusion. Last have dozen leaves are edge chipped.
  The binding is a very nice original darkest brown full calf recently nicely rebacked One original metal corner and clasps are missing.  With new red title label and new end papers. Page edges generally a little uneven though this does not detract from this impressive Bible. ....more...
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Price: $1,750.00

(Stock number: I79)
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 2.5"   
VERY GOOD+ condition

1649 exquisite, COMPLETE and SPECIAL King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD+ and high quality rebound condition. KJV WITH GENEVA notes and Junius' Annotations on Revelation. The edition closely imitates the favorite quarto Geneva Bible (Herbert #620). The King James translation was pushed by the Church of England to replace the Geneva Bible which was very popular among the English language groups. This was the FIRST Authorized/King James version Bible to include the extensive in-text Geneva notes!
"The Holy Bible.....With most profitable Annotations...... Which notes have never before been set forth with this new Translation: But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie." All decorative titles present. Decorative capitals. Roman font in double columns with extensive side and foot notes. Contains: 1. John Speed's GENEALOGIES (lacks title page) 2. DOUBLE PAGE MAP of THE HOLY LAND 3. HOLY BIBLE (OT & APOCRYPHA & NT) 4. TWO RIGHT PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES 5. CONCORDANCE by CLEMENT COTTON 6. THE BOOK of PSALMS (Title Page Dated 1649. Ends on Psalm 139). THE BINDING is a SUPERB 1912 DATED FULL PATTERNED BROWN BRONZE/LEATHER by ZAEHNSDORF !!! VERY FIRM EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY. VERY GOOD CLASPS !!!
 A special King James Bible with Geneva notes! ... more details ...
(Stock number: I40)
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 2.5"   
VERY GOOD condition

1649 complete SCARCE King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD and rebound condition. KJV WITH GENEVA notes and Junius' Annotations on Revelation. The edition closely imitates the favorite quarto Geneva Bible (Herbert #620). The King James translation was pushed by the Church of England to replace the Geneva Bible which was very popular among the English language groups. This was the FIRST Authorized/King James version Bible to include the extensive in-text Geneva notes!
"The Holy Bible.....With most profitable Annotations...... Which notes have never before been set forth with this new Translation: But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie." SCARCE. All decorative titles present. Decorative capitals. With Tables and Metrical Psalms at rear latter complete except for third loss to one repaired page and possibly some Prayers at end. Apocrypha not called for in this edition. With Junius, Annotations on Revelation. In general appearance this edition closely imitates the favorite quarto Geneva Bible. Roman font in double columns with extensive side and foot notes.
 
  A special King James Bible with Geneva notes! ... more details ...

Price: $1,500.00

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(stock number K65)
7" x 5" x 1.5"
EXCELLENT and PRISTINE condition

"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 Maiefties Fpecial Commandment. Appointed to be read in churches. London: Printed by E.T. for a Society of Stationers. 1655"
Bound with a complete Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Meeter - with title page (1655) - all COMPLETE! An absolutely pristine and gorgeous octavo Bible in an exceptional condition with very hi-quality leather binding with gold stamped "Holy Bible 1655" on the 4 band raise spine. Gold-stamping on the covers and spine. The Bible text is complete in every aspect with titles and prelims. This Bible is in an EXCELLENT and PRISTINE condition. The Bible's binding is very professionally redone and in perfect condition. New leather covers and spine. Pages clean with nice margins, all bound, two column Roman Font. Looks and feels like new but more than 360 years old! 
An exquisite PRISTINE KJV Bible! ...more...
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(stock number I51)
 quarto 9 x 7 x 1.5"
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

      STUNNING 19th CENTURY REBIND COMPRISING :
FULL LAVISH BLIND TOOLED DARK BLUE GOATSKIN LEATHER WITH WROUGHT METAL EDGES & CLASPS !!!! GILT ETCHING to ALL BOARD EDGES. Finished with central cartouche of owner "A.S. Coulter Mains." Who doubtless had this work commissioned. His Book Plate on front paste down.
1668 King James 'Preaching' Bible,  published by John Fields in Cambridge. This is the famous Preaching Bible - so called as it allowed the preacher to use it while preaching from the pulpit or at any other occasion with access to the full Bible text and without having to carry a huge Bible - it was the favorite Bible to use for outreach purposes of the time. The Bible is absolutely complete in every aspect (with 2 engraved title pages 1668) and bound with an extensive Concordance (Index Biblicus)
All original (engraved) titles are present. The Bible is printed in Roman letter style; two columns, fairly small print. Especially the general Bible title is very eloquently engraved.
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared & revifed, By his Majesties special command, Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge, printed by John Field, Printer to the University, 1668" ...more...
(stock number K64)
Size: quarto - 9" x 7" x 3"
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

1675 complete King James Bible (the FIRST ENGLISH BIBLE PRINTED IN OXFORD!) in an overall VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a complete Book of Common Prayer (1675),  the Apocrypha and a Book of Psalms (1675). Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian style blind-stamped leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1675" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is beautifully printed in double columns in Roman font.
Starts with  the complete Book of Common Prayer and Administrations of the Sacraments (with TWO titles page, printed at the theater in Oxford) followed by the Old Testament (with TWO titles 1675 - showing the Transfiguration -  and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (again TWO titles 1675), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. It complete with the Whole Book of Psalmes (metric, title 1675, printed in OXFORD). Also the Psalter is complete. So a total of an amazing SEVEN titles (3 extensively illustrated)
Beautiful decorated title pages! Complete in every aspect.
A RARE and COMPLETE in every aspect FIRST EDITION 1675 OXFORD KJV Bible...  ...more...

Price: $1,950.00

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(stock number B23)
large folio 16 x 10 x 4" 
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

A very special large folio King James Bible printed with the (extensive) Geneva notes. These notes (by the early reformers, many written by Calvin himself) were one of the main reasons why the Geneva Bible - the predecessor to the King James - was so popular among the people. The King James of 1611 was only issued with very few annotations. This edition has the full set of Geneva in-text annotations which are especially very impressive with in the New Testament (often more than half a page of notes on each page text). In the Old Testament it also includes the famous 'the argument' introductions to each Bible book. With a map of the world showing California as an island!
Also adorned with 6 large fold-out maps, including a map of the world (showing California as an island), the location of Eden, the 40 years journey in the desert, a plan of Jerusalem, a map of the holy land during the time of Jesus and the travels of Paul in the book of Acts. [these maps in English are similar as those found so often in the 17th century Dutch Bibles]. These maps have INCREDIBLE details. “The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special command. / With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. / Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation. / But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. / Printed in the Year M DC LXXXIII [1683]"
Original covers - beautifully embossed/blindstamped calf over thick wooden boards. Clasps have been lost.The volume measures 16" x 10"! The Bible is complete in all respects, as is the Common Prayer and the Psalter! A very RARE and SPECIAL large folio King James Bible!.. ...more details ...
(stock number F37)
size: 14" x 9.5" x 3.25"
  EXCELLENT (E) condition

This is ASTOUNDINGLY beautiful 3rd (large) folio of the King James Bible printed at The Theatre in Oxford at 1684. Masterly restored to its original style as a church pulpit Bible complete with chain to secure it to the pulpit! Very beautiful dark leather covers and spine. The 5-raise band spine has a red label with the gold text "Holy Bible" and the date printed "1684". On the cover are large metal covers and a huge center piece - this all on BOTH the front and back covers. The Bible can be closed with 2 matching clasps and it has a chain in period style of about a fout and a half to chain it to the pulpit.
The full page engraved title represents the Transfiguration above a mountain inscribed Mt Tabor Matt 17.1. Across the center is a label 'Holy Bible'. In the foreground are seated two symbolical femlae figures: one, veiled, representing The Law; the other one with a nimbus, The Gospel. At the bottom a small view of the Theatre at Oxford and the imprint "sold by Thomas Guy at y Oxford Arms" This Bible starts with the book of common prayer, lacks its title, first two leaves of the kalender are lined with tissue on both sides, followed by all the original prelims including the general title, then the complete O.T. and apocrypha. New Testament title incorporated into the title to Matthew as called for. Then followed by the index and the Whole book of psalms lacking its final leaf. The Bible is 100% complete otherwise lacking only the BCP title and the last leaf of the Whole book of psalms.
EXCELLENT condition! The Bible has under gone a complete museum-quality conservation leaving no paper issues. It has wide margins all around, minor usual foxing and soiling, virtually free of damp staining, clean gutters and strong corners. There are some ancient annotations written neatly and there are a few leaves in the N.T. with old ink blots ranging from dime to quarter size. A gorgeous example of a late restoration period English Bible. A Superb one-of-a-kind armored and chained Folio KJV Bible.. ...more details ...
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