1660 CAMBRIDGE KING JAMES BIBLE FOLIO

$2,650

1 in stock

  • Early English Restoration Period King James Bible
  • Printed at Cambridge by John Field
  • Massive Pulpit Folio
  • Complete
  • Good Condition +

1 in stock

Description

1660 King James Bible 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 . Herbert  #668 but without the engravings as called for. The binding is older black calf over thick, heavy wooden boards with new spine labels. The joints are in good condition holding the covers as they should. The extremities and covers are rubbed and bumped. It has been recently cleaned, treated with an archival leather preservative and buffed requiring no further attention. 18’’ tall x 12” wide x 5” thick,  25 pounds.

COLLATION AND CONDITION

FRONTISPIECE, 1 page, ornate engraving of the royal coat of arms by W. Hollar, inscribed “Diev Et Mon Droit”, supplied in fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper, 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. Fore edge is trimmed tight to the image, Verso is blank and clean, Just Beautiful ! COMPLETE.

KING JAMES DEDICATION, 2 pages, features a beautiful historiated woodcut initial, clean and crisp, 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 and crisp with browning,  strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, very minor soiling and staining, 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, Good +, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, paginated 1- 1103, misnumbered at times without a break in the collation, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book, no loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is generally clean and crisp with browning,  strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around as evidenced by the presence of printer’s tabs on leaf 1087/ 1088. Has usual soiling and staining from normal use, the final page features a beautiful Cambridge University engraving “Alma Mater Cantabrigia”,  Good +, COMPLETE. 

THE APOCRYPHA, paginated 1- 258, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book, no loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is clean and crisp with browning, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, the final page features a beautiful Cambridge University engraving “Alma Mater Cantabrigia”, Good +, 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, Good +, COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT, paginated 1-338, 49 lines of large Roman type to the full page, beautiful historiated and floriated woodcut initials introducing each book, Final leaf with “Finis” and the colophon dated 1659 is a bit chipped. No loose, missing, torn or ripped pages, paper is clean and crisp with browning, strong corners, straight edges and clean gutters, wide untrimmed margins all around, Good +, COMPLETE. 

Additional information

Weight 448 oz
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 9 in

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