A COMPLETE 1629 FOLIO-size,
amazingly PRISTINE King
James Holy Bible in a SUPERB condition, containing the Old and
New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, Speed's genealogies
plus map, Book of Common Prayer and the Whole Book of Psalms. The
paper of this almost 400 year old Bible looks as fresh and clean as if
it was printed yesterday! By far one of the most clean and best
preserved very early FOLIO-size KJV's Bibles still in existence. This
Bible must have been stored in dark, dry space for most of its life,
it looks like it has never been used and has not been exposed to any
sunlight. Amazing - undamaged and complete with ALL (5 !!) title
It opens with "The Booke of Common Prayer: And
Adminiftration of the Sacraments: And other Rites and Ceremonies of the
Chvrch of England. Imprinted at London, by Bonham Norton and John
Bill, Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Maiestie. MDCXXIX."
Some pages are printed in a combination of black and red.
Next the complete "Geneaologies
Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to euery family and
tribe: with the line of ovr Sauiour Iefus Chrsift observed from Adam
to the bleffed Virgin Mary by F.S.". The complete 34 page
Speed genealogies plus the RARE two page Map of Canaan!
Next, "The Holy Bible. Conteyning the Old Testament and the New. Newlie Translated out of ye Originall Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties speciall
Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches. Printed at London by Bonham Norton and John Bill, Printers to ye Kings most excellent
Maiestie. Anno. 1629." Separate title page for the New Testament. Contains the Apocrypha.
Including all the prelim pages and engravings plus colophons. The New
Testament title has an ornament woodcut border. An engraving
representing Adam occurs before Genesis.
Lastly, also bound with: "The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others: conferred with the Hebrew, with apt Notes to
fing them withall. Set foorth and allowed to be fung in all Churches, of all the people together, before and after Morning and
Euening Prayer." Printed in M.DC.XXIX for the Company of Stationers: London.
This FOLIO sized Bible is in
EXCELLENT and PRISTINE condition. The cover has been rebound with
brown leather over the original wooden boards, spine has 5 raised
bands with the text "Hole Bible" and "1629".
Binding is SOLID that makes for a solid and very useable
book that can be used and read on a daily basis. Bible is complete and
without any writing. All pages have large to huge margins. Nowhere is
any of the text in danger of being affected by re-cut paper (as often
is found in these old Bibles). EXCEPTIONALLY clean, only a few
occasional coloring spot or stains (a few on the first pages of the
Book of Common Prayer). An almost unbelievable early 17th century