A thick quarto-size 1683 King
James Holy Bible
which has been beautifully professionally rebound in exquisite light brown leather
covers with imprinted and gold gilt decorations. The beautifully
decorated spine has 4 raised bands and has imprinted in gold the
words "Holy Bible" and "London 1683". This Bible contains four
sections bound together: the Common Book of Prayer, the complete Bible (old and New Testament), the Apocrypha, and the Whole Book of Psalms (Psalter). Including a total
of three title pages: the general title to the Bible which is a very
attractive full page engraving showing the transfiguration of Jesus
above a mountain inscribed as Mt Tabor (Matt 17.1), across the
center is a label 'the Holy Bible'; in the foreground are seated two
symbolical figures; one, veiled, representing 'the Law'; the other
with a nimbus, 'The Gofpell'. Additionally there are the title
pages to the New Testament and the Psalter.
It opens with an almost complete (title
and few other pages are missing) Book of Common Prayer
including the various special (Sunday) prayers and the "Psalmes
of David, after the Tranflation of the Great Bible"
Next the Old Testament -
Apocrypha - New Testament. Including all the prelim
Revelation there is an index and some table.
Lastly the "Whole Book of
Psalmes" printed in Oxford in 1682. Looks complete.
This Bible is in
a VERY GOOD and VERY USABLE condition. Complete Bible bound with
additional contemporary books (see remarks above). Leaves in
overall very solid condition. Some (as to be expected) age related
browning, occasional rough edges and a few
tears and cuts. No
writing! Some headings somewhat shaved off during re-binding, no
loss of text block. A beautiful and
ready-to-be-used gift, daily-use or
collector's Bible. Many pictures!
Bible is SOLD