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The Holy Bible: Newly translated out of the original tongues.... [Authorized (i.e., "King James Version")

by — First, "HE" Issue King James Version

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London: Robert Barker, 1611., 1611. 15.25 X 10.5 inches . Folio A-C D ; (O.T. and Apocrypha) A-Ccccc ; (N.T.) A-Aa unpaginated or folioed. The 1st ed. of the Authorized version or King James’ Bible, sometimes called "the great He Bible". (Ruth III: 15: "he went into the citie."); but sheets of the two editions are often mixed. The General title mounted and with c. 18 small holes, mostly from old attempts to ink out a prior ownership inscription; the next several leaves have rust-like marks resulting from the damage to the title just mentioned; A2 has a closed tear; the double page map is a facsimile; the blank outer corner is torn from B1 (Mt 10) & there is a closed tear to B2; a strip is torn from the blank outer margin of X6 (Hebrews 12/3); a small piece is torn from the top of Aa5, removing most of a word of text and a word of the headline, recto & verso; Aa6 is missing and is replaced in facsimile; the final leaves of the NT are increasingly worn and lack the crisp, clean nature of the bulk of the text. Generally the text is crisp and clean, BUT at both front and rear the top margin is shaved, especially in Exodus & Numbers & to the beginning of Deuteronomy (and again at the end of the NT) touching the rule and occasionally the top of the headlines (elsewhere the top margins are small); there is a dampstain at the top from mid-I Kings, retreating to the inner corner in the Prophets, but persisting there to the Gospels: there is a bit more general staining at the end of the NT; the bottom outer corner is a bit creased and dog-eared pretty much throughout, evidencing the use such a Bible received in its early days as a lectern Bible; the outer edge of the leaves is slightly abraded at a few points. Printing and the Mind of Man 114; Herbert, Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible, 309; STC (rev.) 2216; Rumball-Petre, Rare Bibles, 122; Loftie, Century of Bibles
  • Bookseller: James Gray Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 210J
  • Title: The Holy Bible: Newly translated out of the original tongues.... [Authorized (i.e., "King James Version")
  • Author: — First, "HE" Issue King James Version
  • Book condition: Used
  • Publisher: London: Robert Barker, 1611.
  • Date published: 1611
  • Size: 15.25 X 10.5 inches


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