1679 King James Holy Bible Second Oxford Edition

1679 King James Holy Bible Second Oxford Edition

$1,500

1 in stock

  • Second Oxford Edition
  • RARE- Unrecorded in Herbert
  • First to Include Dates in the Margins
  • Late English Restoration Period
  • Fine Sheepskin Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Quarto
  • Complete
  • Good Condition

1 in stock

Description

1679 King James Holy Bible Second Oxford Edition

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION-EXQUISITE GENUINE  340 YEAR OLD *KING JAMES BIBLE* PRINTED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AT THE SHELDONIAN THEATER IN OXFORD AND SOLD BY PITT, PARKER, GUY AND LEAK. 1679. *THE SECOND OXFORD EDITION* PERHAPS THE EARLIEST EDITION OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE WHICH HAS DATES ADDED IN THE MARGINS. JOB IS DATED 2400 AND THE NATIVITY 4000 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION !  RARE! UNRECORDED IN HERBERT- DOES NOT  CONFORM TO # 744, 745 OR 746. ***FEATURING *** A BEAUTIFUL NEW FINE SHEEPSKIN BINDING WITH HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS.  SMALL QUARTO EDITION  MEASURES 8″ ” x  6″  x  2 ” OVERALL  WITH 60 LINES OF EASY TO READ ROMAN TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE AND 100% COMPLETE ! A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A LATE ENGLISH RESTORATION PERIOD KING JAMES BIBLE PRINTED JUST 4 YEARS AFTER THE HISTORIC FIRST OXFORD EDITION OF 1675.

COLLATION AND CONDITION

GENERAL TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. BY HIS MAJESTIES COMMAND. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. AT THE THEATER IN OXFORD.1679. A beautiful full page architectural engraving featuring Moses and Aaron above with Jeremiah and Isaiah beneath and with the Sheldonian Theatre below. Ancient owner’s inscription of J. Barker dated 1691 in ink with a quill is found in the sun above.Verso is blank and clean, JUST BEAUTIFUL !, COMPLETE.

KING JAMES DEDICATION, 1 page (A1), printed in small Roman type font, repaired lower blank corner, Historic !, COMPLETE.

THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS, 1 page, The table of contents, calls for the Apocrypha but bound without it as common from this era, clean and bright, repaired lower blank corner, Nice !, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A2 to Ccc2b, without the Apocrypha, 60 lines of Roman type to the full page, virtually free of soiling and staining, excellent wide untrimmed margins all around, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia or doodling. Paper is crisp, bright and very clean with occasional light browning mostly to the blank margins. VERY 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. PRINTED AT THE THEATER IN OXFORD, AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY MOSES PITT AT THE ANGEL IN SAINT PAUL’S CHURCH-YARD, PETER PARKER AT THE LEG AND STAR OVER AGAINST THE EXCHANGE IN CORNHILL, THOMAS GUY AT THE CORNER OF LITTLE LUMBARD STREET AND WILLIAM LEAK AT THE CROWN IN FLEET STREET, LONDON. ANNO 1679. Verso with an ancient family register with a quill dating back to 1793 causing considerable bleed through to the recto. Historic! COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A1 – P8a, 60 lines of Roman type to the full page, 2 leaves in Acts bound out of order without a break in the collation, virtually free of soiling and staining, excellent wide untrimmed margins all around, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia or doodling. Paper is crisp, bright and very clean. First leaf of Matthew lightly browned, Colophon dated 1679 and contains the sellers as worded on the New Testament title page, VERY GOOD+ !, COMPLETE.

VARIOUS TABLES, 1 page, features the four tables of Kindred and Affinity, Weights and Measures, Money, and Time. Crisp and very clean, Perfect ! COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES TITLE PAGE, 1 page, by Sternhold and Hopkins, Oxford: printed at the Theater 1679, features two scripture verses from James 5 and Colossians 3, verso containing an index to the Psalms, Crisp and very clean,Perfect !, COMPLETE.

THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER…, paginated 1- 101, signed A1-G4. Psalms end on page 95 followed by 6 pages of prayers. Virtually free of soiling and staining, excellent untrimmed wide margins all around, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia or doodling, paper is strong, crisp, bright and very clean, final leaf lightly browned. Ends with “FINIS”, very rare to be found complete, Just Amazing !, COMPLETE.

COLLATES COMPLETE !

A HISTORIC EXAMPLE WITH TONS OF SHELF APPEAL THAT WILL SURELY DELIGHT BOTH THE SENSES AND THE SOUL !

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 !

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE!

 

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 5 in

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