1678 KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE

1678 KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE

$2,400

1 in stock

  • English Restoration Era
  • 4 Title pages
  • New Burgundy Velvet Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Clean and Complete
  • Quarto Edition
  • Approaching Near Fine Condition

1 in stock

Description

1678 KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION-EXQUISITE, GENUINE 340 YEAR OLD *KING JAMES BIBLE* PRINTED BY JOHN BILL, CHRISTOPHER BARKER, THOMAS NEWCOMB AND HENRY HILLS. PRINTERS TO HIS ROYAL MAJESTY AT LONDON IN 1678.

53 LINES OF  ROMAN TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE. LARGE QUARTO- MEASURES 10″x 7 1/2″x 2 3/4″ OVERALL AND 100% COMPLETE. REMARKABLY CLEAN AND CRISP INTERNALLY- APPROACHING NEAR FINE CONDITION. HERBERT # 738, D & M # 582.

**WONDERFULLY RULED IN RED ! **

THIS BIBLE HAS BEEN SKILLFULLY DECORATED BY AN ANCIENT SCRIBE. THIS WAS A VERY TEDIOUS AND LABOR INTENSIVE PROCESS THAT WAS COMPLETED WITH A RULER,  A QUILL AND A POT OF RED INK ! THIS DETAIL ADDED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COST OF A BIBLE AND WAS RESERVED FOR THE VERY WEALTHY INDICATING ROYAL OR NOBLE OWNERSHIP.

INCLUDING 4 TITLES :

FRONTISPIECE AND GENERAL TITLE – 1678

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE- 1678

FRONTISPIECE AND BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER- 1678

WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS- 1678

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COLLATION AND CONDITION

GENERAL TITLE PAGE ENGRAVING, 1 page by F.H. Van Howe, sculpt., A beautiful full page engraving featuring a towering rotunda with several floral urns, the royal arms, Corinthian columns and a hanging banner inscribed – 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 MAJESTIES SPECIAL COMMAND AND APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. LONDON. PRINTED BY JOHN BILL, CHRISTOPHER BARKER, THOMAS NEWCOMB AND HENRY HILLS, HIS MAJESTIES PRINTERS. CUM PRIVILEGIO. MDCLXXVIII (1678). Provided in a very well executed fine facsimile that has been hand ruled in red, Excellent !, 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 MAJESTIES SPECIAL COMMAND AND APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. LONDON. PRINTED BY JOHN BILL, CHRISTOPHER BARKER, THOMAS NEWCOMB AND HENRY HILLS, PRINTERS TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. MDCLXXVIII (1678). Features the Royal Arms, a very clean, crisp and bold impression, wonderfully ruled in red, verso blank, clean and also wonderfully double ruled in red. Very Nice !, COMPLETE. 

KING JAMES DEDICATION, 2 pages, features a large floriated initial and with THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT, WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS, the table of contents, wonderfully double ruled in red, Very clean, Excellent!, COMPLETE. 

THE OLD TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed B1 to Mmm4, 53 lines of Roman type font to the full page, Features beautiful floriated book initials throughout, NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple and very clean, a few occasional dots of minor soiling only, NO damp staining marginalia or dog ears; clean gutters, strong corners and straight edges, excellent wide margins all around, double ruled in red throughout, Very Good+ !, COMPLETE.

THE APOCRYPHA, un-paginated, signed A1- O4, 54 lines of Roman type font to the full page, Features beautiful floriated book initials throughout, NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple and very clean, a few occasional dots of minor soiling only, NO damp staining marginalia or dog ears; clean gutters, strong corners and straight edges, excellent wide margins all around, double ruled in red throughout, Very Good+  COMPLETE. 

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE, 1 page, 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.LONDON, PRINTED BY JOHN BILL, CHRISTOPHER BARKER, THOMAS NEWCOMB AND HENRY HILLS, PRINTERS TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. 1678. Features the royal arms and double ruled in red, a strong and vivid impression, verso is blank and clean, Perfect !, COMPLETE. 

THE NEW TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A2-T2, 53 lines of Roman type font to the full page, Features beautiful floriated book initials throughout, ends with “FINIS”,  NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple and very clean, a few occasional dots of minor soiling only, NO damp staining marginalia or dog ears; clean gutters, strong corners and straight edges, excellent wide margins all around, double ruled in red throughout, Just Wonderful !, Very Good+  COMPLETE. 

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING,  1 page, portrait engraving of King Charles the Second with an inscribed plaque below: CHARLES THE II : BY THE GRACE OF GOD, KING OF ENGLAND , SCOTLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH ETC. , Provided in a very well executed fine facsimile that has been hand ruled in red, Excellent ! COMPLETE. 

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE PAGE, 1 page, features double lined borders, printed in London by John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, printers to the king’s most excellent majesty, 1678. Verso contains the table of contents, Provided in a very well executed fine facsimile that has been hand ruled in red, Excellent ! 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, signed A2- K8, printed in Roman type font, features an act for uniformity of common and public prayers, concerning the service of the church, a table of the moveable feasts calculated for 40 years, the calendar, proper lessons to be read, lessons proper for the holy days, the order for morning and evening prayer, the litany, 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 Psalter or Psalms of David, forms of prayer to be used at sea, child birth, the gun powder treason, King Charles Martyr. , King Charles birth and return  and more, final page with “FINIS”. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple and very clean, a few occasional dots of minor soiling only, NO damp staining marginalia or dog ears; clean gutters, strong corners and straight edges, excellent wide margins all around, double ruled in red throughout, first two textual leaves (a2 & a3) provided in very well executed fine facsimiles that have all been hand ruled in red, Historic !, Very Good, COMPLETE.   

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES TITLE PAGE, 1 page, THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE…..LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS,1678. Features two scripture verses from James 5 and Colossians 3 and double ruled in red, verso blank and clean, Perfect !, COMPLETE. 

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER…, paginated 3- 98 and followed by five pages of prayers and then by two pages of tables, ends with “FINIS”. NO loose, torn or missing pages, paper is strong, supple and very clean, a few occasional dots of minor soiling only, NO damp staining marginalia or dog ears; clean gutters, strong corners and straight edges, excellent wide margins all around, double ruled in red throughout, very rare to find complete to the end, Very Good+  COMPLETE.

**ABOUT THE BINDING**

THIS BIBLE HAS BEEN RECENTLY REBOUND IN LUXURIOUS PLUSH BURGUNDY VELVET AND FEATURES 4 RAISED CORDS CREATING A 5 COMPARTMENT SPINE WITH GOLD GILT LINES, MEDALLIONS AND TITLE AND DATE LABELS. HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS COMPLETE THE BINDING VERY NICELY. THIS VOLUME HAS PLENTY OF SHELF APPEAL AND WILL MOST CERTAINLY DELIGHT THE SENSES AS WELL AS THE SOUL !  

*A WORD FROM THE CONSERVATOR*

This Bible has undergone a page by page comprehensive paper conservation that has included  cleaning where possible and repairing any tears 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 ! Each and every leaf is  guaranteed authentic as intended by the original printer .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 ! A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE!

Additional information

Weight 128 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 5 in

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