1769 Illustrated King James Holy Bible First Birmingham Edition

1769 Illustrated King James Holy Bible First Birmingham Edition

$2,000

1 in stock

  • First Edition Thus
  • Illustrated Elephant Folio
  • Clean and Complete
  • Extra Fine Sheepskin Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Very Good Condition

1 in stock

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1769 King James Holy Bible First Birmingham Edition

Presenting for your consideration- An exquisite genuine 250 year old King James Bible. The first edition printed at Birmingham. Printed on heavy weight paper by Boden and Adams at the Verulam Press. Features a beautiful new extra fine sheepskin binding in the 16th century style with vivid handmade marbled end papers. Wonderfully illustrated with approx. 18 full page engravings set in architectural picture frames by Dutch Artist Charles Vanloo and British Engraver Charles Grignion and others. This volume closes with an amazing index showing the true age of the Earth at approx. 6,000 years. Elephant folio measures 17″ x 11″ x 4″ thick overall and weighs over 15 pounds. Herbert #1204. D&M #892. Collates complete. A beautiful example of an important first edition thus English King James Bible.

COLLATION AND CONDITION

FRONTISPIECE, 1 page, Engrav’d for Boden’s Bible. A wonderful angelic scene set in an architectural picture frame. Recto is blank. Very Good, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE PAGE, 1 page, AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE SACRED TEXTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW; TOGETHER WITH THE APOCRYPHA. THE NOTES ARE CAREFULLY SELECTED FROM THE MOST EMINENT COMMENTATORS. BIRMINGHAM: PRINTED BY BODEN AND ADAMS. MDCCLXIX. (1769). Verso is blank and clean, Beautiful !, COMPLETE.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT, 5 pages, paginated i- v. Features and an ornate headpiece and initial on the opening page with a small engraving on the last. Final leaf has some mild discoloration caused by an ancient floral pressing most likely. Paper is very clean, bright and supple. 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.

THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT…, 1 page, the table of contents, very clean and bright, Very Good +, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, unpaginated, signed B- 9Nb, Printed in Roman type font with printed notes on the footers. Each book ends with the same small detailed engraving. Paper is extremely clean, bright and supple. First half of Genesis with staining to the blank margins and then virtually free of staining and soiling after that. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed margins all around. Very Good +, COMPLETE.

TITLE PAGE TO THE APOCRYPHA, 1 page, THE APOCRYPHA, WITH NOTES AND COMMENTS, SELECTED FROM THE MOST EMINENT ANNOTATORS: WHEREBY THE DIFFICULT PASSAGES ARE ELUCIDATED, AND THE SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS, (WHICH FREQUENTLY OCCUR) RECONCILED. BIRMINGHAM: PRINTED BY N. BODEN AND O. ADAMS. MDCCLXX. (1770). Verso is blank and clean, Very God +, COMPLETE.

THE APOCRYPHA, unpaginated, signed 9O- 11Lb.Printed in Roman type font with printed notes on the footers. 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, AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE SACRED TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. THE NOTES AND COMMENTS, ARE SELECTED FROM THE BEST ANNOTATORS, WHEREBY THE SUBLIME PASSAGES ARE POINTED OUT, AND SOME MIS-TRANSLATIONS RECTIFIED. BIRMINGHAM:PRINTED AT THE VERULAM PRESS, BY N. BODEN AND T. APPLEBY. MDCCLXX. (1770) . Printed with black and red ink, verso is blank and clean, Very Good.  COMPLETE.

A PREFATORY INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT, 3 pages, unpaginated. Features an ornate headpiece and initial on the opening page. Paper is very clean, bright and supple. Virtually free of staining and soiling. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed margins all around. Very Good+, COMPLETE.

THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT…, 1 page, the table of contents, very clean and bright, Very Good +, COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT,  unpaginated, signed B- 5Sb ,Printed in Roman type font with printed notes on the footers. Paper is very clean, bright and crisp. Minimal staining and soiling. Clean gutters, strong corners, straight edges, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, Excellent untrimmed margins all around. Ends with “FINIS” on the final page of Revelation. Very Good !, COMPLETE. 

AN INDEX TO THE TRANSACTIONS IN THE HOLY BIBLE.  22 pages, paginated i – xxii. An amazing table of Biblical events, the dates they occurred and with corresponding Scripture verses divided into the seven ages of the world. It begins with Genesis 1 at 4004 B.C and ends with John’s banishment to Patmos Island at 96 A.D. Approximately 1,900 years have passed since this event indicating the true age of the Earth at 6,000 years!  The paper is very bright, clean and supple, virtually free from staining and soiling, NO loose, torn or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and strong corners. Untrimmed margins all around. Very 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 18th 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 288 oz
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 7 in

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