1660 CAMBRIDGE KING JAMES BIBLE FOLIO EXTRA ILLUSTRATED 3 VOLUME SET- VERY RARE

$16,500

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  • Extra Illustrated with 216 Engravings
  • Printed at Cambridge by John Field
  • Massive Pulpit Folio 3 Volume Set
  • Original Red Morocco Bindings
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Very Good Condition +

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Description

1660 King James Bible Extra Illustrated by John Field in Cambridge

For your consideration here is this exquisite early English Restoration era King James Bible printed the same year King Charles 2nd ascended the throne . Unrecorded in Herbert  but could be considered #668 with an alternate set of engravings. This example is very rare and contains 216 single and double full page engravings from the FIGURES DE LA BIBLE in place of those usually found from the THEATRUM PASSIONIS. Also very rare to be found bound as a three volume set. The bindings are original red morocco and have been sympathetically and professionally re-backed and restored at some point in the recent past.  Lovely handmade marbled end papers  finish the work very nicely. The pages have been ruled in red by hand with a quill which is a tedious and expensive process indicating original royal or noble ownership. 17 3/4’’ tall x 12” wide x 7” thick total in 3 volumes.

COLLATION AND CONDITION

VOLUME 1

FRONTISPIECE, 1 page, ornate engraving of the royal coat of arms by W. Hollar, inscribed “Diev Et Mon Droit”, ruled in red, Historic !, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE PAGE, 1 page, an amazing architectural full page engraving designed by Diepenbeck and engraved by Lombart, featuring King Solomon on his throne flanked by a dozen lions, King David playing his harp, Moses holding his tablets and Aaron with his incense. Ruled in red, Verso is blank and clean, Just Beautiful ! COMPLETE.

KING JAMES DEDICATION, 2 pages, features a beautiful historiated woodcut initial, clean and crisp, ruled in red, Very Good! , COMPLETE.

THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER, 13 pages, features a beautiful floriated woodcut initial, no loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is clean, bright and crisp, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, minor faint soiling in the blank margins, ruled in red, Very Good!, COMPLETE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS, 1 page, The names and order of all the books of the old and new teftament, with the number of their chapters, clean, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT,(PART 1) paginated 1- 554, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, ruled in red ink, 128 magnificent single and double page engravings,  beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book. No loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is extremely clean, bright and crisp, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around. No damp staining and virtually free from soiling, VERY GOOD+ !, COMPLETE.

VOLUME 2

FIGURES DE LA BIBLE TITLE PAGE, by Chez Pierre De Hondt. 1728. 1 page, engraving of Christ coming on a cloud with the symbolic characters of the four evangelists and with death and the serpent under His heel !, verso is blank and clean, Beautiful !, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT , (PART 2), paginated 555- 1103, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, ruled in red ink, 12 magnificent single and double page engravings,  beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book. Two leaves in Ezra 605/606 and 607/608 supplied in facsimile. Upper corner of page 803 retains a printer’s tab, No loose, torn or ripped pages, paper is extremely clean, bright and crisp, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around. No damp staining and virtually free from soiling, VERY GOOD+ !, COMPLETE.

THE APOCRYPHA, paginated 1- 258, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, ruled in red ink, 6 magnificent single and double page engravings, beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book, no loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is extremely clean, bright and crisp, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, no damp staining and only very minor soiling, the final page features a beautiful Cambridge University engraving “Alma Mater Cantabrigia”, Very Good!  COMPLETE.

VOLUME 3

FRONTISPIECE, 1 page, The title page  “Figures qui representent les plus memorables du nouveau testament.” A wonderful full page engraving featuring Christ descending to the Earth with the angelic host. Just wonderful !, COMPLETE

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE, 1 page, THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK, AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIAL COMMAND. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY JOHN FIELD, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITIE. ANNO DOM.1659. Features Cambridge University engraving “Alma Mater Cantabrigia”, verso clean and blank, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT, paginated 1-338, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, 70 magnificent single and double page engravings, beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book, colophon dated 1659 with “Finis”. No loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is  bright and crisp, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, no damp staining with minor soiling and browning at times, Very Good, COMPLETE.

Additional information

Weight 320 oz
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 9 in

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