The RAREST and FIRST King James
quarto Bible printed !
Vintage COMPLETE (!!) King James
1612 'Hee' Bible in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition.
Beautifully well preserved over 4 centuries - the second King James Bible
ever printed (only second to the 1611 folio KJV) with still some of the first edition
(of 1611) printing errors, including the famous misprint in Ruth
3:15 ("... and hee went into the city" instead of
she, see also one of the pictures below) as well as 'Emorite'
in Genesis 10:16 (instead of Amorite).
Beautifully rebound in dark
brown leather cover with blind-stamped decoration and 4-bands raised
spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1612"
The general title has a similar
design as the 1611 first edition folio (this is the only quarto that
has that title) showing the Apostles on the top, Moses and Aaron on
each side of the text block and Luke and John at the bottom. Title: "The
Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly
Tranflated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former
tranflations diligently compared and revifed, by his Majefties
fpeciall commandement, Appointed to be read om Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer
to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1612."
The general title and New
Testament titles present, double column Roman letter text, both
titles & the colophon also dated 1612. The first black-letter quarto
of King James' version. ALL titles,
prelims and colophon's present - the Bible is COMPLETE in every
It also has the famous and well
sought after, complete (34 page, with title page) Speed's genealogies, tracing Christ
back to Adam "with the Line of our Sauiour Jesvs Christ obferued
from Adam to the bleffed Virgin MARY") complete with the rare
double paged 'Map of Canaan'. At the end of the Bible itself is a "Booke of Psalms" (with
title page, 1612), with musical bars, ends with Psalm 132.
This QUARTO sized King James Bible is in
an overall VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. Complete Bible text
with all title pages and prelims. The binding is in a solid (restored)
condition. It is re-bound with new leather covers (original boards). The (cotton based) paper is remarkable
crisp, clean, some rough edges and few small damages. Bible has
hardly (if at all) been trimmed and has full and wide margins. Some previous ownership
scribbles/notes but not in the Bible text.
A historial 1612 HEE King