1642 KING JAMES BIBLE

$1,400

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  • English Civil War Era
  • Thick Octavo Edition 
  •  Extra Gold & Blind Stamped Sheepskin Leather Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • 5 Title Pages
  • Good Condition

Out of stock

Description

OLIVER CROMWELL

1642 King James Holy Bible

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION EXQUISITE GENUINE 380 YEAR OLD * KING JAMES BIBLE * PRINTED BY ROBERT BARKER & JOHN BILL AT  LONDON IN 1642.

FEATURING A BEAUTIFUL NEW EXTRA GOLD & BLIND STAMPED SHEEPSKIN LEATHER BINDING WITH GORGEOUS MARBLED END SHEETS.  THICK OCTAVO MEASURES

 7 x 5 x 2 3/4 inches overall. HERBERT #566.

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF AN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR ERA KING JAMES BIBLE !

 COLLATION

Book of Common Prayer Title page dated 1642 (supplied in facsimile) [A1], The Book of Common Prayer (A2-G4) lacks 2 leaves of the kalendar being A6 & A7, General Title Page 1642 (supplied in facsimile with blank verso) [A1], King James Dedication [A2a], Table of contents [A2b], The Old Testament (A3- Nn7), The Apocrypha (Nn8- Yy3), New Testament Title Page 1642 [Yy4], The New Testament with colophon dated 1642 (Yy5- Kkk8), Concordance Title Page dated 1642 [A1], The Concordance (A2- G8), The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Meter Title Page dated 1643 [A1], The Whole Book of Psalms [A2-A5] then (1-91pp) lacks the final leaf being the tables.

CONDITION- Good

Some usual soiling, staining and browning from use. First leaf of the Book of Common Prayer is grubby and chipped. Paper is generally clean and supple in the main. Good margins all around. Extensive ancient owner’s inscriptions and annotations in ink to the blank places. Wonderfully rebound and restored.

*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!

Additional information

Weight 96 oz
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 5 in

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