1675 OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE- EXTRA BLIND STAMPED FINE BINDING

$3,500

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  • First Edition, First Issue
  • Late English Restoration Period King James Bible
  • Printed by Oxford University Press
  • New extra blind stamped fine binding
  • Complete without facsimiles
  • Very Good Condition +

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        1675 Oxford King James Bible

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION- EXQUISITE, GENUINE 347 YEAR OLD LATE ENGLISH RESTORATION PERIOD **FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, *** KING JAMES BIBLE ***
PRINTED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AT THE SHELDONIAN THEATER IN OXFORD 1675. FIRST OXFORD EDITION ! MEASURES 9″ x 7 ” x 2 1/2″ thick. HERBERT # 719, VARIANT A, FIRST EDITION , FIRST ISSUE with 4 TITLE PAGES and 100% COMPLETE AS CALLED FOR and WITHOUT ANY FACSIMILES ! VERY RARE! WONDERFULLY REBOUND IN EXTRA BLIND STAMPED BLACK SHEEPSKIN WITH HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS. JUST BEAUTIFUL !

COLLATION AND CONDITION

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, a beautifully detailed engraving of a grand interior scene with forward facing people, a nice, strong and vivid impression, verso has an ancient inscription of William Donns 1698 with a quill , usually found missing, Rare! , COMPLETE.

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE PAGE, 1 page, letterpress title, Dated Oxford at the Theater 1675, Very Nice !, COMPLETE.

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS,AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES, OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID, unpaginated, tables signed A1- A4, then the text is signed A1- F8. Printed with Roman type font in double columns containing 75 lines of text to the full page. Features a table of the moveable feasts calculated for 40 years, the calendar, proper lessons to be read, lessons proper for the holy dayes, the order for morning and evening prayer, the letany, the collects, the communion, public and private baptism, of matrimony, visitation and communion of the sick, burial of the dead, churching of women, child birth, the gun powder treason, King Charles Martyr. , King Charles birth and return, the psalter and more. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple, clean and bright. Faint staining to upper blank fore edge margins on some early leaves without offense, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, excellent wide margins all around. Very Good+!, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, an amazing engraving that represents the Transfiguration above a mountain inscribed Mt. Tabor Matt. 17:1 ; across the center is a label The Holy Bible ; in the foreground are seated two symbolical female figures: one, veiled, representing The Law ; the other with a nimbus, The Gospel ; on the base of a broke column to the left are the words At the Theater in Oxon., recto is blank and clean, Near Fine !, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE PAGE, 1 page, letterpress title: THE HOLY BIBLE, Containing the Old Testament And the New; Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised BY His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. OXFORD. At the THEATER 1675. Clean, verso contains the table of contents, Very Good + !, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A1 to Ccc4b, Printed with Roman type font in double columns containing 58 lines of text to the full page. Features beautiful floriated chapter initials throughout and a lovely fleuron headpiece on the title of Genesis, printer’s tabs found at top of Joshua 4 & 8. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple, clean and bright. Occasional and very minimal soiling, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, excellent wide margins all around. Very Good+!, COMPLETE.

THE APOCRYPHA, un-paginated, signed A1- I3, printed in slightly smaller Roman type font than the Old and New Testaments as issued and called for by Herbert : printed in double columns containing 75 lines of text to the full page. Features floriated chapter initials throughout and a lovely fleuron headpiece on the title of First Esdras. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple, clean and bright. Occasional and very minimal soiling, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, excellent wide margins all around. final page with a cherubic engraving, Very Good+!, COMPLETE.

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, an amazing engraving featuring three cherubs carrying the banner “ The New Testament” ; an obelisk rests on a square base, on the former an angel writes with an arrow the words The Law of Love from The Hill of Sion on a floral heart, on the latter is inscribed The Law of fear from mount Sinai ; the step on which the angel kneels ,bears the words At the Theater in Oxford 1675 , recto blank and clean, STUNNING !, COMPLETE.

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE, 1 page, letterpress title: THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR 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. OXFORD, Printed at the THEATER, MDCLXXV., Verso is blank and clean, HISTORIC !, COMPLETE

THE NEW TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A1 – P7b, Printed with Roman type font in double columns containing 58 lines of text to the full page. Features floriated chapter initials throughout, title page of Matthew has a beautiful fleuron headpiece engraving, Matthew chapters 25, 26 and 27 have been misbound between chapters 21 and 22 without any loss of the text. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple, clean and bright. Minimal soiling from normal usage, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, excellent wide margins all around. The final page has a cherubic engraving and the colophon dated 1673 indicating first edition, first issue. This error was discovered mid-run and was later corrected to read 1675, Followed by a blank as called for, Very Good!, COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES TITLE PAGE, 1 page (A1), printed at the Theater in Oxford, 1675, features two scripture verses from James 5 and Colossians 3, verso blank and clean, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER…, signed A2- F8, Printed with Roman type font in double columns containing 75 lines of text to the full page. F1 misbound between F7 and F8 with no loss to the collation. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple, clean and bright. Occasional and very minimal soiling, strong corners, straight edges, clean gutters, excellent wide margins all around. Last 4 leaves with minor fore edge chipping, ends with “FINIS”, very rare to be found complete, Very Good !, COMPLETE.

THE SHELDONIAN THEATER AT OXFORD

Oxford University Press has a rich history which can be traced back to the earliest days of printing. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, just two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England. The University was involved with several printers in Oxford over the next century, although there was no formal university press. In 1586 the University of Oxford’s right to print books was recognized in a decree from the Star Chamber. This was enhanced in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I, which entitled the University to print ‘all manner of books’. Delegates were first appointed by the University to oversee this process in 1633. Minutes of their deliberations are recorded dating back to 1668. The structure of Oxford University Press (OUP) as it exists today began to develop in a recognizable form from that time. The University also established its right to print the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in the seventeenth century. This Bible Privilege formed the basis of OUP’s publishing activities throughout the next two centuries.

From the late 1800s OUP began to expand significantly, opening the first overseas OUP office in New York in 1896. Other international branches followed, including Canada (1904), Australia (1908), India (1912), Southern Africa (1914). Today OUP has offices in 50 countries, and is the largest university press in the world.

*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 .

 

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Weight 80 oz
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 6 in

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