- Late English Restoration Period
- Burgundy Velvet Binding
- Marbled End Sheets
- Handmade ornate brass clasps
- Lectern Folio
- With the Apocrypha
- Good Condition
1688 King James Holy Bible Fourth Oxford Folio, Plush Burgundy Velvet Binding
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1688 King James Holy Bible Fourth Oxford Folio
PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION EXQUISITE GENUINE 332 YEAR OLD *KING JAMES BIBLE* PRINTED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AT OXFORD AND SOLD BY PETER PARKER 1688. *THE FOURTH OXFORD FOLIO* ***FEATURING *** A BEAUTIFUL NEW BURGUNDY VELVET BINDING WITH HANDMADE MARBLED END PAPERS AND HANDMADE BRASS CLASPS !
* LECTERN FOLIO EDITION *MEASURES 14 1/4″ ” x 9 1/2″ x 2 1/2 ” OVERALL & WEIGHS NEARLY 7 POUNDS ! 64 LINES OF EASY TO READ ROMAN TYPE TO THE FULL PAGE.
HERBERT #809, D & M #639. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A LATE ENGLISH RESTORATION PERIOD KING JAMES BIBLE !
COLLATION AND CONDITION
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 to be sold by Peter Parker, at the Leg and Star over against the Royal-Exchange in Cornhil. London. An. Dom.1688. Features the royal coat of arms woodcut engraving, verso blank and clean, Very Nice!, COMPLETE.
KING JAMES DEDICATION, 1 page, features a lovely fleur-de-lis headline and a beautiful floriated woodcut initial, Very Good !, COMPLETE.
THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS…, 1 page, the table of contents, features a lovely fleur-de-lis headline and 3 beautiful floriated woodcut initials, lightly soiled,Nice!, COMPLETE.
THE OLD TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed A1- Ooo8, Features wonderful floriated initials at the start of each book and 64 lines of Roman type to the full page. The leaf containing Leviticus 5 & 6 is supplied in fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper. A leaf in Job with an old crude repair between the columns not obscuring the text. A repaired lower corner of Psalms 102-103 resulting in the loss to several words of the text. The paper is generally clean and supple in the main with scattered occasional soiling, light to moderate tanning and minimal damp staining all without offense. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages,excellent margins all around, Good!, COMPLETE.
THE APOCRYPHA, unpaginated, signed Rrr- Dddd6, Features a wonderful floriated initial on the opening page and 76 lines of Roman type to the full page.The paper is clean and supple with only occasional light soiling and tanning- virtually no damp staining. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages,excellent margins all around, 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. Oxford, Printed at the Theater, and are to be sold by Peter Parker, at the Leg and Star over against the Royal – Exchange in Cornhil. London.An.Dom.1688. Verso with an extensive family register from 1763 causing bleed through to the recto. Just Wonderful !, COMPLETE.
THE NEW TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed Aaaa2- Tttt6, features wonderful floriated initials at the start of each book and 64 lines of Roman type font to the full page. The leaf containing Matthew 13-15 is supplied in fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper. Leaf of John 14 with a torn lower corner now repaired with a facsimile fragment restoring the text. The paper is clean and supple in the main, however, Phillipians to the end has light to moderate soiling and staining throughout. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages,excellent margins all around, Good!, 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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