*BIBLE IS SOLD *
- Good Condition
- 5 Title Pages
- Rare- Unrecorded in Herbert
- New Chained And Armoured Fine Leather Binding
- Ornate Clasps
- Marbled End Sheets
- Lectern Folio
- Textually Complete
1682 King James Holy Bible Second Oxford Folio, Chained and Armoured Binding
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1682 King James Holy Bible Unrecorded 2nd Oxford Folio, 5 Titles, Chained and Armoured Binding
PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION- EXQUISITE GENUINE 340 YEAR OLD *KING JAMES BIBLE*
PRINTED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AT OXFORD AND SOLD BY THOMAS GUY 1682 *THE SECOND OXFORD FOLIO*
FEATURING 5 TITLE PAGES AND A BEAUTIFUL NEW CHAINED AND ARMOURED FULL FINE DARK BROWN LEATHER BINDING WITH HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS !
* LECTERN FOLIO EDITION *MEASURES 13 ” x 9 3/4″ x 3″ overall & WEIGHS NEARLY 8 POUNDS. 60 LINES OF EASY TO READ ROMAN TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE.
UNRECORDED IN HERBERT WITH THE NAME OF THOMAS GUY ON THE GENERAL TITLE PAGE- VERY RARE .
1.) THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER WITH THE PSALTER OF THE GREAT BIBLE – 1682
2.) THE OLD TESTAMENT WITH THE APOCRYPHA- 1682
3.) THE NEW TESTAMENT – 1682
4.) THE INDEX – UNDATED
5.) THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER- 1682
**ABOUT THE INDEX – Features an index divided into the 7 ages of the world (dispensations) that counts time forward from Genesis 1: 1 as year one and ends with the exile of John to Patmos Island in year 4093. Biblical Historians generally agree that this took place in 90 A.D. It has been about 1900 years since this event and when added to the 4093 years that led up to this event= 6,020 years have passed to today showing the true age of the EARTH !
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A LATE ENGLISH RESTORATION PERIOD KING JAMES BIBLE !
COLLATION AND CONDITION
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE PAGE, 1 page, THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID, POINTED AS THEY ARE TO BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCHES. OXFORD, PRINTED AT THE THEATER, AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY ANN LEAKE OVER AGAINST DEAN-STREET IN FETTER-LANE, LONDON, MDCLXXXII. A wonderfully executed fine facsimile with the royal arms hand ruled in red, verso has the table of contents, Very Nice! COMPLETE.
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER…, unpaginated, includes the Kalendar and to find Easter forever and the Psalter of The Great Bible. The pages up to the Psalter have repaired blank margins and chipped corners with very little loss of the text, 6 leaves with ember holes resulting in the loss of a few letters, the Psalter itself is very good, Nice! 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. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. OXFORD, PRINTED AT THE THEATER, AND ARE SOLD BY THOMAS GUY AT THE OXFORD ARMS AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE IN CORNHIL, LONDON. MDCLXXXII. Features a lovely engraving of the royal coat of arms, ruled in red, a strong impression, verso blank and clean, Just Beautiful !, COMPLETE.
KING JAMES DEDICATION, 1 page, features a beautiful large floriated initial, bright, crisp and clean !, COMPLETE.
THE NAMES AND THE ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKES OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT…, 1 page, the table of contents, printed in a double column with a fleur-de-lis header border, Very Nice !, COMPLETE.
THE OLDE TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed B1- Nnn6 , Features 60 lines of Roman type to the full page, Features a beautiful floriated initial at the start of Genesis. The fine cotton linen paper is generally clean, bright and crisp. NO damp staining, has scattered soiling from normal use, NO torn, loose or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and good corners. Excellent wide margins all around that are lightly tanned at times, ends with “The end of the prophets.” Good+ !, COMPLETE.
THE APOCRYPHA, unpaginated, signed A1- I3, Features 70 lines of Roman type to the full page. The fine cotton linen paper is generally clean, bright and crisp. NO damp staining, has occasional minor soiling here and there. NO torn, loose or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and strong corners. Excellent wide margins all around. Ends with “The End of the Apocrypha.” 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. OXFORD, PRINTED AT THE THEATRE, AND ARE TO BE SOLD BY MOSES PITT AT THE ANGEL IN ST. PAUL’S CHURCH-YARD, PETER PARKER AT THE LEG AND STAR OVER AGAINST THE ROYAL EXCHANGE IN CORNHIL, WILLIAM LEAKE AT THE CROWN, BETWEEN THE TWO TEMPLE-GATES, IN FLEET STREET, THOMAS GUY AT THE OXFORD ARMS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON, ANNO 1682. Features a lovely engraving of the royal coat of arms, very clean, verso with the family register of John Warr in neat script with a quill, Just Wonderful !, COMPLETE.
THE NEW TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed A1-P8, Features 60 lines of Roman type to the full page. The fine cotton linen paper is generally clean, bright and crisp. NO damp staining, has occasional minor soiling here and there. NO torn, loose or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and strong corners. Excellent wide margins all around. Colophon is dated 1682 and worded the same as the bottom of the N.T. title page, Ends with “FINIS.”, Good+ !, COMPLETE.
AN INDEX TO THE HOLY BIBLE, or an account of the most remarkable passages in the books of the old and new testament pointing to the time when they happened; and to the places of Scripture wherein they are recorded. Unpaginated, 28 pages, printed in triple columns with 78 lines of Roman type to the full page, ruled in red throughout, Features an index divided into the 7 ages of the world (dispensations) that counts time forward from Genesis 1: 1 as year one and ends with the exile of John to Patmos Island in year 4093. Biblical Historians generally agree that this took place in 90 A.D. It has been about 1900 years since this event and when added to the 4093 years that led up to this event= 6,020 years have passed to today showing the true age of the EARTH ! Final page with five useful tables. The fine cotton linen paper is very clean, crisp and lightly tanned. NO damp staining and very minimal soiling. NO torn, loose or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and strong corners. Excellent margins all around. Ends with “The End”, HISTORIC !, Very Good condition , COMPLETE.
THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE TITLE PAGE, 1 page, dated 1682 and worded the same as the N.T. title page. Features a large, triangular and curious engraving with a face and a scepter, includes two scripture verses: James 5:15 and Colossians 3:16, some light soiling, verso is clean and blank, NICE !, COMPLETE.
THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE, signed A1- A3, and then paginated 1- 56, printed in triple columns with 70 lines of Roman type to the full page, The fine cotton linen paper is generally clean, crisp and lightly tanned. NO damp staining, some light soiling. NO torn or loose pages, clean gutters, straight edges and good corners. Excellent wide margins all around. Ends on page 56 so lacks the final leaf of prayers with the table for the Psalms, Good Condition !,
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.
**ABOUT THE BINDING**
THIS BIBLE IS IN A WONDERFUL NEW DARK BROWN FULL LEATHER CHAINED AND ARMOURED BINDING. THE COVER BOARDS HAVE BEAUTIFULLY BLIND STAMPED IN A PERIOD DIAMOND PATTERN. THE SPINE FEATURES 5 RAISED CORDS CREATING SIX COMPARTMENTS FEATURING WONDERFUL GOLD STAMPED MEDALLIONS, BLIND STAMPED DECORATION ON EACH SIDE OF THE CORDS, A RED MOROCCO LABEL GOLD STAMPED “HOLY BIBLE” AND IS GOLD STAMPED “1682” AT THE BOTTOM. THE SOLID BRASS CORNERS, MEDALLIONS, CLASPS, CHAIN AND RINGLETS WERE HANDMADE BY AN ITALIAN CRAFTSMAN THAT TOOK OVER 20 HOURS TO MAKE, ASSEMBLE AND INSTALL. THE TEXT BLOCK IS STRONG,SQUARE AND IS UNSHAKEN. VIVID HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS FINISH THIS RESTORATION BEAUTIFULLY.
A HISTORIC EXAMPLE WITH TONS OF SHELF APPEAL THAT WILL SURELY DELIGHT BOTH THE SENSES AND THE SOUL !
WHY A CHAIN ??
A chained library is a library where the books are attached to their bookcase by a chain, which is sufficiently long to allow the books to be taken from their shelves and read, but not removed from the library itself. A chain is attached at one end to the front cover of each book via a ringlet. The other end of the chain also included a ringlet that was placed around a shelf length rod. This rod was horizontally attached to the shelf and secured in place with a lock. To remove the book from the shelf, the librarian would use a key. Because of the location of the chain attached to the book, the books are housed with their spine facing away from the reader with only the pages’ fore edges visible (that is, the ‘wrong’ way around to people accustomed to contemporary libraries). This is so that each book can be removed and opened without needing to be turned around, hence avoiding tangling its chain. This would prevent theft of the library’s materials. However, it also led to crowding and awkwardness when readers had to stand side by side, each holding a book or clumping so they could share one. The practice was usual for reference libraries (that is, the vast majority of libraries) from the Middle Ages to approximately the 19th century. However, since the chaining process was also expensive, it was not used on all books. Only the more valuable books in a collection were chained. This included reference books and large books.
The earliest example in England of a library to be endowed for use outside an institution such as a school or college was the Francis Trigge Chained Library in Grantham, Lincolnshire, established in 1598. The library still exists and can justifiably claim to be the forerunner of later public library systems. Marsh’s Library in Dublin, built 1701, is another non institutional library which is still housed in its original building. Here it was not the books that were chained, but rather the readers were locked into cages to prevent rare volumes from ‘wandering’.
The chaining of books was the most widespread and effective security system in European libraries from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and Hereford Cathedral’s 17th-century Chained Library is the largest to survive with all its chains, rods and locks intact.
The Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral is a unique and fascinating treasure in Britain’s rich heritage of library history; there were books at Hereford Cathedral long before there was a ‘library’ in the modern sense. The cathedral’s earliest and most important book is the 8th-century Hereford Gospels; it is one of 229 medieval manuscripts which now occupy two bays of the Chained Library. There has been a working theological library at the cathedral since the 12th century, and the whole library continues to serve the cathedral’s work and witness both as a research center and as a tourist attraction.
The chained library in Wimborne Minster is the second-largest chained library in the UK. The first donation came from Revd William Stone. These were theological books, used mainly by the clergy and therefore were not chained. When another local donor, Roger Gillingham, gave another 90 books in 1695, he insisted that the books be chained up, but also that the Library should be opened, free, for the people of the town, providing they were ‘shopkeepers or the better class of person’.
Recently, there has been increased interest in reconstructing chained libraries. Worldwide, only five chained libraries have survived with their original furniture, chains, and books. This includes the library built in the Church of Saint Walpurga, located in the small town of Zutphen in the Netherlands. This library was built in 1564. The library is now part of a museum that allows visitors to tour and view the library’s original books, furniture, and chains. Another chained library is the Malatestiana Library in Cesena near Bologna in Italy, dating back to the Italian Renaissance. A lot of work has gone into rebuilding and preserving these great libraries.
Surviving examples of chained libraries:
- The chained books in St Peter’s Church, Wootton Wawen.
- Bolton School, Bolton, England
- Chelsea Old Church, London, England
- Chetham’s Library, Manchester, England houses the chained parish library of Gorton
- Church of All Saints, Wrington, England
- Church of St John the Baptist, Glastonbury, England
- Francis Trigge Chained Library, Grantham, England
- Hereford Cathedral Library, Hereford, England
- Malatestiana Library, Cesena, Italy
- Royal Grammar School, Guildford, England
- St Peter’s Church, Wootton Wawen, England
- St Walburga’s Church, Zutphen, The Netherlands
- Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England
- Wimborne Minster, England
- Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England
*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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