1620 / 1621 KING JAMES BIBLE

1620 / 1621 KING JAMES BIBLE

$2,750

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  • Speed’s Map
  • Six Title Pages Present
  • Textually Complete
  • Beautiful Blackletter Type Font 
  • Fine Full Leather Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Good Condition

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Description

1620 / 1621 King James Holy Bible

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AN EXQUISITE GENUINE 400 YEAR OLD 1620 / 1621 KING JAMES BIBLE. PRINTED BY BONHAM NORTON & JOHN BILL AT LONDON. FEATURING A LUXURIOUS NEW FINE DARK BROWN FULL LEATHER BINDING WITH HANDMADE MARBLED ENDPAPERS. QUARTO EDITION MEASURING  9 x 7 x 3 1/4 INCHES OVERALL. PRINTED ON 71 LINES OF BEAUTIFUL OLD ENGLISH BLACKLETTER TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE. HERBERT #379, D & M # 292, STC # 2262. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY KING JAMES BIBLE PRINTED JUST 9 YEARS AFTER THE HISTORIC FIRST EDITION OF 1611 & TEXTUALLY COMPLETE !

CONTAINS ALL 6 TITLE PAGES THAT ARE SELDOM SEEN:

1.) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER- 1621

2.) JOHN SPEED’S GENEALOGIES OF CHRIST – undated

3.) GENERAL TITLE PAGE- 1620

4.) NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE- 1621

5.) FIRST AND SECOND CONCORDANCES- 1619 / 1620

6.) WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER- 1622 

COLLATION AND CONDITION

THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE PAGE,  1 page, THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER, WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMES OF DAVID, OF THAT TRANSLATION WHICH IS APPOINTED TO BE USED IN CHURCHES. IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY BONHAM NORTON AND JOHN BILL, PRINTERS TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY, 1621. CUM PRIVILEGIO. Supplied in fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper, verso is blank, COMPLETE.

THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMES OF DAVID, unpaginated, signed B1- E8 (lacks the first signature A2-A8). Begins with the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. The Psalter or the Psalmes of David begins with a lovely woodcut initial and concludes on the last page with “FINIS” followed by four pages of godly prayers with a beautiful woodcut featuring two fishes and “FINIS” on the final page.  NO loose or torn pages, paper is strong and crisp,lightly soiled from use, moderate staining to the tops of the pages down into the first 6 lines of text or so fading going forward. Excellent margins all around, good corners, straight edges, clean gutters,  Very Nice !

THE GENEALOGIES TITLE PAGE, 1 page (A1), by famous English historian and cartographer John Speed (I.S.). Features beautiful head and tailpiece engravings with “To the Christian Reader” on the verso. Light staining to the top of the page into the headpiece, Soiling into the tailpiece, Very Good!, COMPLETE.

THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, ACCORDING TO EVERY FAMILY AND TRIBE WITH THE LINE OF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST OBSERVED FROM ADAM TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, paginated 1-34, signed A2- E2. A pictorial family tree of Christ from God the Father to Adam and Eve through Mary and Joseph. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong and crisp. Light staining to the page tops into the images, light soiling from use, excellent margins all around, good corners, straight edges, clean gutters, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN AND THE BORDERING COUNTRIES, 4 pages, A wonderfully detailed double page map of the Holy Land by John Speed, nice margins, lightly soiled from use, faint staining at the tops, often found missing, Historic !, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE PAGE,  1 page, 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 Majesty’s special commandment, imprinted at London by Robert Barker, printer to the King’s most excellent majesty Anno 1620, Features a lovely heart shaped lozenge surrounded by the four evangelists, the dove and the lamb all bordered by the twelve apostles and the twelve tribes of Israel, a very clean, supplied in fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper, verso blank and clean, Perfect ! , COMPLETE. 

KING JAMES DEDICATION, 3 pages, features the beautiful royal coat of arms woodcut and a large floriated initial on the opening page, lightly soiled from use, lightly stained on tops, Good !, COMPLETE.

THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER, 9 pages, the forward, opening page featuring an amazing fleuron headpiece engraving and a large floriated initial. Beautiful fleur-de-lis tailpiece engraving on the final page, NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, crisp and clean. Faint staining to the page tops, excellent margins all around, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters. Very Good !, COMPLETE.

THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT…, 1 page, the table of contents, soiled and stained, Wonderful!, COMPLETE. 

THE OLD TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed A1-Ss6, printed in wonderful Gothic blackletter type font with 71 lines to the full page. Features lovely floriated initials throughout. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong and crisp. Good margins all around retaining the upper header border lines, strong corners, clean gutters, straight edges, Staining to tops throughout Moses and fading out by Joshua.Normal  soiling from use, Just Beautiful !, COMPLETE.

THE APOCRYPHA, unpaginated, signed Ss7- Eee2b , opening page has an ornate and beautiful cornucopia headpiece engraving and a large floriated initial, lovely floriated chapter initials throughout. Printed in wonderful Gothic blackletter type font with 71 lines to the full page. Closes with a wonderful tailpiece engraving featuring two fishes on the final page. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, crisp and generally clean. Good margins all around retaining the upper header border lines, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, occasional & minimal staining, light normal soiling from use, Good !, COMPLETE.

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE, 1 page (Eee3), The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and John Bill, printers to the King’s most excellent majesty 1621. Features a lovely heart shaped lozenge surrounded by the four evangelists, the cloud of smoke,  the dove and the lamb all bordered by the twelve apostles and the twelve tribes of Israel. A clean, crisp and strong impression, verso is blank and clean, Very Good ! , COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed Eee4- Sss8 , Printed in wonderful Gothic blackletter type font with 71 lines to the full page. Features lovely floriated initials throughout, final page contains the colophon dated 1621 and an ornate cherubic tailpiece woodcut with the verso being blank and clean. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong and crisp,Good margins all around retaining the upper header border lines, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, normal soiling from use and staining to the tops through Corinthians, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

TWO RIGHT PROFITABLE AND FRUITFUL CONCORDANCES…TITLE PAGE, 1 page (A1), Features a lovely fleur-de-lis woodcut, Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and John Bill, Printers to the King’s most excellent Majesty.1619. Verso is Blank,  Good !, COMPLETE.

THE PREFACE TO THE CHRISTIAN READER, TOUCHING THE TWO ALPHABETS ENSUING. 1 page (A2), Features a wonderful fleuron headpiece and a large floriated initial. By Robert Herry, 1578. COMPLETE.

THE FIRST ALPHABET OF THE DIRECTIONS TO COMMON PLACES….unpaginated, signed A3-E3a, Printed in double columns, NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong and crisp,Good margins all around, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, normal soiling from use,some staining to the blank spaces into the text at times, Good !, COMPLETE.

THE SECOND ALPHABET OF DIRECTIONS TO COMMON PLACES… unpaginated, signed E3a- L2b, Printed in triple columns, Final page contains the colophon dated 1620 and an ornate cherubic woodcut. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong and crisp, Good margins all around, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, normal soiling from use, some moderate staining to the blank spaces into the text at times, Good !, COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES TITLE PAGE, 1 page (A1), printed for the Company of Stationers in 1622. Includes verses from Colossians 3 and James 5 and an amazing large woodcut, faint staining, verso blank, Outstanding !, COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER, BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, JOHN HOPKINS AND OTHERS…., signed A2- A6 then paginated 1- 28. Substantially incomplete lacking pages 29-115 and the following seven pages of prayers. Last three leaves present are torn and missing a good portion of the text to the outer columns. Moderately stained and soiled with clean gutters, good margins and corners.

*A WORD FROM THE CONSERVATOR*

This Bible has undergone a page by page comprehensive paper conservation leaving  no condition concerns or further actions required . Many newer collectors often call into question the authenticity of our Bibles because of their outstanding , fine condition. As with any item of age, value is determined according to condition-condition-condition ! This ancient 17th century treasure is NOT a replica, reproduction, facsimile, reprint or forgery. The fine art of hand bookbinding is alive and well.

We strive hard to acquire only those Bibles which we would like to collect ourselves, perform any needed restoration work professionally to archival standards and present them to you free from concerns. There has been much discussion regarding the addition of this volume to our permanent collection ! Antiquarian Bibles continue to increase in value making them a sensible addition to any portfolio . A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE!

 

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Weight 112 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 5 in

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