1539 GREAT BIBLE, 1568 BISHOPS BIBLE & 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE FIRST EDITIONS LEAF SET

1539 GREAT BIBLE, 1568 BISHOPS BIBLE & 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE FIRST EDITIONS LEAF SET

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Set of 3 first edition blackletter pulpit folio leaves of the church of England. VGC

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HISTORIC CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST EDITION BIBLE LEAF SET

1539 KING HENRY THE EIGHTH GREAT BIBLE

 1568 QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST BISHOPS BIBLE

 1611 KING JAMES THE FIRST AUTHORIZED BIBLE

AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF THE PROGRESSION OF ENGLISH BIBLE PRINTING HISTORY AS INFLUENCED BY THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

A FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF 3 HISTORIC FIRST EDITION HUGE , BLACKLETTER PULPIT FOLIO LEAVES WITH AN ACCOMPANYING SET OF ENGRAVED BRASS FRAME PLATES (3/4″ X 3″) AND 3 CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY. 

ABOUT THE LEAVES……

1539 GREAT BIBLE – PRINTED BY RYCHARD GRAFTON & EDWARD WHITCHURCH BY ORDER OF THE NEW HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, KING HENRY THE EIGHTH, IN LONDON. 62 LINES OF GOTHIC BLACKLETTER TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE. FEATURES THE TEXT OF FIRST SAMUEL 21:55-23:24 WITH A WONDERFUL ENGRAVING FEATURING DAVID AND KING SAUL AND A SMALL FLORIATED INITIAL ON THE VERSO. THE RECTO FEATURES ANOTHER SMALL FLORIATED INITIAL AND IS TITLED IST KYNGES. THE GREAT BIBLE AND OTHER EARLIER ENGLISH BIBLES SOMETIMES OMIT BOTH TITLES OF THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL IN FAVOR FOR 1,2,3,4 KYNGES INSTEAD. ALSO, AS WITH PRE-1560 ENGLISH BIBLES, NOTABLY ABSENT ARE THE INDIVIDUAL VERSE NUMBERS. A PULPIT FOLIO LEAF, 14 3/4″ TALL BY 9 3/4″ WIDE. HERBERT #46.

1568 BISHOPS BIBLE– PRINTED BY RICHARDE JUGGE IN LONDON BY ORDER OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST IN RESPONSE TO THE SOMETIMES THORNY MARGINAL COMMENTS OF THE REFORMER’S GENEVA BIBLE OF 1560. 57 LINES OF GOTHIC BLACKLETTER TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE. FEATURES THE TEXT OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK 8:32-9:50 WITH A LARGE FLORIATED INITIAL ON THE RECTO. A PULPIT FOLIO LEAF. 15 1/2″ TALL BY 10 3/4″ WIDE. HERBERT #125.

1611 AUTHORIZED BIBLE- PRINTED BY ROBERT BARKER IN LONDON BY ORDER OF KING JAMES THE FIRST, UNITER OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND NAMESAKE OF THE UNION JACK. 59 LINES OF GOTHIC BLACKLETTER TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE. FEATURES THE TEXT OF THE BOOK OF ACTS 14:18-16:3 WITH A BEAUTIFUL FLORIATED INITIAL ON BOTH THE RECTO AND THE VERSO. EXTRACTED FROM AN INCOMPLETE “GREAT SHE BIBLE”. A PULPIT FOLIO LEAF. 15 3/8″ TALL BY 10 1/4″ WIDE. HERBERT #319.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN OVER 400 YEAR OLD PIECE OF HISTORY AND OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE. A GREAT GIFT IDEA AND AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY FOR THE HOME, OFFICE, CHURCH OR LIBRARY….A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE!

 

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 1 in

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