BIBLE IN ENGLISH (KING JAMES VERSION) | The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old testament and the new: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties special Commandement. London: Robert Barker, 1613
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BIBLE IN ENGLISH (KING JAMES VERSION) | The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old testament and the new: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties special Commandement. London: Robert Barker, 1613

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (KING JAMES VERSION) | The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old testament and the new: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties special Commandement. London: Robert Barker, 1613

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:12,500USD

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BIBLE IN ENGLISH (KING JAMES VERSION)

The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old testament and the new: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties special Commandement. London: Robert Barker, 1613


Folio (16 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.; 424 x 275 mm). Black letter, text in two columns, 72 lines to the full column, within ruled borders, enclosed inner and outer margins for shoulder-notes, general and New Testament titles within same woodcut border, calendar and almanac printed in red and black, numerous woodcut initials and woodcut and typographic head- and tailpieces, Speed's engraved map of the Holy Land bound after the Genealogies; general title extended and repaired at top and fore-edges, one tiny and almost imperceptible wormhole running through inner text column to D6, 2 small wormholes running from title through C2 with just one continuing to Pp5, very occasional browning and marginal light marginal soiling, rust-hole to final leaf costing one word. Contemporary blind-panelled calf over bevelled oak boards, catches and remnants of clasps, early red edges; rubbed, rebacked, with other repair to board edges. Black cloth folding-case.


A sound, sturdy, and quite large copy of "[t]he true 1613 folio edition of King James' Bible; easily distinguishable from other large folio editions by its smaller type ... with 72 instead of 59 lines to the full column" (Herbert).


REFERENCES

STC 2226; ESTC S122066; Herbert 322; Formatting the Word of God 9.5


PROVENANCE

William Freeman (gift inscription, 1852, on front pastedown)

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