- Folio Edition
- Deep Extra Blind Stamped Sheepskin Leather Binding
- Marbled End Sheets
- Both Title Pages
- Good Condition
1696 KING JAMES BIBLE
1 in stock
1 in stock
1696 King James Holy Bible
PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION EXQUISITE GENUINE 325 YEAR OLD 1696 KING JAMES BIBLE .PRINTED BY BILL AND MEWCOMB AT LONDON. ***FEATURING *** A BEAUTIFUL NEW DEEPLY EXTRA BLIND STAMPED SHEEPSKIN LEATHER BINDING WITH GORGEOUS MARBLED END SHEETS. * FOLIO EDITION * MEASURES 15 X 9 1/2 X 3 inches overall. HERBERT #841. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A LATE 17th CENTURY KING JAMES BIBLE.
COLLATION AND CONDITION
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, unpaginated, signed B2- N2, Lacks the title page, 3 pages of prelims, 5 pages of the Kalendar and first leaf (B1) of the text. Includes the order of morning and evening prayer, the collects, the communion, baptism, catechism, matrimony, visitation of the sick, burial of the dead, churching of women, commination, the Psalter of David after the translation of the Great Bible, prayers at sea, gunpowder treason, King Charles the Martyr, the King’s restoration, the thirty nine articles of religion and several tables. Paper is clean, bright and supple. Some minor faint staining, minimal soiling, clean gutters, good corners, straight edges, excellent margins all around, NO ripped or torn pages, excellent margins all around, Good!
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, LONDON, printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb deceas’d, Printers to the King’s most excellent Majesty. MDCXCVI. Features the royal coat of arms woodcut engraving with an ancient owner’s inscription dated 1699 in the flanking blank spaces. Verso is blank and clean, Beautiful !, COMPLETE.
KING JAMES DEDICATION, 1 page, dedicatory epistle, very clean and bright, Historic !, COMPLETE.
THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS…, 1 page, the table of contents, very clean and bright, Very Nice !, COMPLETE.
THE OLD TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed A2- Lll4, 67 lines of text to the full page printed in Roman type font with marginal notes. Title leaf to Genesis (A1) torn with about 95% loss of the text . Paper is very clean, bright and crisp. Virtually free of staining and very minimal soiling. Clean gutters, good corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed margins all around as evident by the presence of printer’s tabs at the top of 1St Chronicles 11 and Ezekiel 7, Good !,
THE APOCRYPHA, unpaginated, signed A1- O2, 69 lines of text to the full page printed in Roman type font with marginal notes. Paper is very clean, bright and crisp. Virtually free of staining and very minimal soiling. Clean gutters, good corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed 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. LONDON, PRINTED BY CHARLES BILL, AND THE EXECUTRIX OF THOMAS NEWCOMB DECEAS’D PRINTERS TO THE KING’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. MDCXCVI. Verso is blank and clean, VERY NICE !, COMPLETE.
THE NEW TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed A2- S4 , 67 lines of text to the full page printed in Roman type font with marginal notes. Lacks final leaf of Revelation. Paper is clean, bright and crisp. Virtually free of staining and very minimal soiling. Clean gutters, good corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed margins all around. Last few leaves of Revelation with repaired blank margins, Good !, COMPLETE.
*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 .
A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE!
|Dimensions||21 × 15 × 5 in|