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A note on the quality of our Antique Bibles:

We take great pride in the quality of the Bibles we offer. We cannot replace missing pages or undo water damage and so on, but we do make sure that the binding of the pages as well as the covers is in good (daily) useable condition. Therefore many of our Bibles go through a restoration process where the spines are cleaned of old failing adhesive and loose pages or broken signatures are restored/replaced. Old spine leather is reinforced or replaced and spine reinforcement is applied with new headbands and the cover hinge is extra re-enforced. Also the cover leather is cleaned and treated. This is not just a patch job! This process brings the strength of the book back to its original quality!

The following antique vintage Christian Bibles are presented in order of date of publication  (click on the picture or the book title for more detailed information):









(stock number D02)

1578 Well Preserved, large Bishops Bible, beautiful engravings, amazing binding

14.5" x 10" x 3.5" thick   

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

Very well preserved and professionally rebound, very complete (only a few leaves in the front and in the back are lacking) folio sized (14.5" x 10" x 3.5") 1578 Bishops Bible. Including the Prayer Book, Old and New Testament and Apocrypha.

"the Holie Bible", 1578, London, Christopher Barker. Loaded with amazing engravings! All are present, including large engravings in Genesis (2, including a map), Exodus, Numbers (2, including a map), Judges, 1 Samuel, 3rd Kings (is now called 1 Kings), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts (map), Romans, 1 Peter and a large full pages engraving at the beginning of the book of Revelation showing detailed scenes from various chapters. Also beautifully decorated chapter initials throughout.

A total of 4 (engraved/illustrated) title pages: "the second part" ( to Joshua), "the third part" (to Psalms), Apocrypha and the New Testament title.

It collates as follows The general title (facsimile), "The Summe of the whole Scripture" (4 pages, first leave is facsimile), a preface (7 pages), a prologue by T Cranmer, late Archbyshop of Canterburie (4 pages), "A Description of the Yeeres from the Creation, "The Order of the Bookes", "Proper Lessons" (2 pages), "Psalmes on Certayne Dayes", "Am Almanake", "To find Easter", "A Table of the order of Psalmes", "A Kalendar" (12 pages), "Mattins and Euensong" (5 pages), "Letanie" (3 pages), "Collects" (5 pages). Then the Bible interspersed with a number of tables, maps, woodcuts etc, ending with the book of Revelation (last six leaves are lacking in provided in facsimile).

Beautifully bound with contemporary style full calf and 6 raised bands spine with "the Holy Bible - Bishops Version - 1578".

Excellent binding - gorgeous engravings - a true piece of history - ready for many years of daily use!...more...

Price: $5,500.00









(stock number 951)

1583 Pristine single column text New Testament, Geneva printing with commentary, concordance and Psalter

large quarto, 10" x 7.5" x 3" thick   

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

This is an exceptionally well preserved and very rare and early Geneva New Testament Bible, printed by Christopher Barker, in London in 1583. Museum quality preservation and high quality rebacked with leather of the original covers and contemporary spine, labeled in gold letters: "New Testament" and "1583". The whole New Testament (translated by Theodore Beza) - including the famous Geneva commentary - is printed in single column and large Black letter font - very legible and uncommon as almost all Bibles were printed double column in those days. Also this is a larger that usual quarto printing, the book is 10" x 7.5", significantly larger than other Geneva quarto's.

Bible text is complete, The New Testament title is provided in a high quality facsimile, other prelims are lacking. The last page of Revelation end with a printing of Barker's device. The New Testament text is followed by a complete table/concordance, ending with the 1583 dated colophon.

A Psalter of 1583 (title page lacking but another title page of a regular sized quarto Psalter is included) is bound with the Bible. This metric book of Psalms with musical bars lacks after Psalm 145. Very rare to find a Psalter this early.

Between the New Testament and the Psalter is a beautiful very long contemporary handwritten song - amazing handwriting!

Beautiful large margins, stunning binding restored to conservator quality. Lacks prelims (title provided in facs), title to Psalter and after Psalm 145. Beautiful large margins, stunning restored binding with original boards. Some paper edge repairs on the first pages. Could be used as a daily reader!!

A gorgeous and remarkable 1583 single column Geneva Bible...more...

Price: $3,800.00









(stock number C91)

1583 Very Early Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Apocrypha and Concordances

large quarto, 10" x 7.5" x 3" thick   

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A nicely preserved, 1583 (VERY EARLY!) Quarto-size, well bound Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD condition, containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha plus two concordances, and some page from a 1583 Psalter and Prayer Book. Printed in London by the renowned Christopher Barker.

The Geneva Bible is often referred to as the 'Breeches' Bible because of its translation in Genesis 3:7 as "and they sowed figge-tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches" (the KJV has "aprons").

Very attractive restored with calf leather black covers and spine with blind stamped decorations and gold lettered 'Holy Bible - 1583". The Bible is printed in 2 columns black letter (Gothic) text with the extensive Geneva Bible notes in Roman font on the sides and as footnotes. Decorated with chapter initials and many colophons.

The Bible text itself is complete (only lacks the title pages) and preliminary pages, like 'How to take profit of the Scriptures', 'Of the incomparable treasure', 'the Sum of the Whole Scriptures' and 'Certain Questions and Answers about the doctrine of Predestination' and 'The names and order of all the bookes'

Bound with the complete 'Two right profitable and fruitful Concordance' (with title by Christopher Barker and colophon) and the title page to 'The Whole Booke of Psalmes' (with title 1583). There are also a few leaves from a Prayer book bound in front of the Bible (see pictures).

A very nice 1583 Breeches Bible!..more...

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(stock number B43)

1599 Attractive, complete Geneva Bible with engravings, two Tables, additional Concordance and Psalter

quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

[Geneva - Breeches - Bible], "The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptvres, conteined in the Old and New Testament tranflated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages ; with most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. Imprinted at London : By the Deputies of Christopher Barker ... 1599"

Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version. Complete Bible Text. With Concordances and Psalter. Blind stamped gold lettering ("Holy Bible Barker 1599"), an attractive example. A total of FIVE title pages!!

• OT: Dated Title 1599 (with title page), plus prelims complete
• OT Complete in all respects (with also title to second part)
• NT: Dated Title 1599
• NT Complete in all respects (with extensive commentary)
• Two Tables (Concordances)
• Additional complete red-underlined concordance from 1652 (with title) !!!
• Book of Psalms (with title page), with ALL Psalms (with musical bars) and prayers and hymns

The famous and well sought after Geneva set of engravings and maps are included throughout. Various decorative engravings, first chapter capitals and colophons.

This QUARTO sized Geneva Bible is in an overall VERY GOOD condition. This book is rebound beautifully (antiquarian quality) with high quality leather with gold stamped borders, spine with great title label, raised bands and matching spine leather, measuring roughly 9 x 7 x 3 inches. A gorgeous specimen in nice external shape!

A RARE quality, beautiful and complete 1599 Geneva Bible!...more...

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(stock number C41)

1599 Gorgeous, complete quarto Geneva Bible with engravings and maps, Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter

quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

[Geneva Bible], "The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures, conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best tranflations in diuers languages ; with moft profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. Imprinted at London  by the Deputies of Christopher Barker ... 1599"

Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version. Complete Bible with the Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter, ALL titles (General 2x,  Second Part, N.T. and Psalter titles) present.  Gold tooled, very nice binding, and absolutely beautiful blind stamped/engraved leather covers! a superb example. A total of an AMAZING 5 title pages!!

• OT: Dated Title 1599 (two general title pages!) plus prelims complete
• OT Complete in all respects
• Title Page to Second Part of Bible
• Apocrypha
• NT: Dated Title 1599 Present.
• NT Complete in all respects (with extensive commentary)
• Two Tables/Concordances
• Book of Psalms (with title page), all psalms present, COMPLETE with all prayers etc (rare) and musical bars.

The famous and well sought after Geneva set of engravings and maps are included throughout. Various decorative engravings, first chapter capitals and colophons. Printed in two column Roman font with drawn lines around the text and notes.

Complete in every aspect with a total of FIVE title pages!

A beautiful complete illustrated Geneva Bible! ...more...

Price: $1675.00









(stock number C64)

TRUE 1599 PRISTINE complete Geneva Bible with Apocrypha and Concordances, exquisite binding

quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  

Rare pristine and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A VERY RARE PRISTINE (excellent condition) 'TRUE' 1599 The Geneva "Breeches" Bible. Bound expertly (antiquarian - museum quality) rebound in exquisite brown leather embossed covers. Complete in every aspect. BOTH Bible Title pages present! This is the GENUINE (TRUE) edition for this year 1599. Unlike most of the 1599 editions of the Geneva Bible, this is a "true" 1599 edition most were printed in the 1630ies and had the dated titles of 1599 but were pirated editions, this is a genuine printed date of 1599 with the title page showing two women flanking the sides very beautiful titles and both titles present!  Titles to the Old and New Testament, the Concordances and the 1599 Psalter

"The Bible: Tranflated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the beft tranflations in diuvers languages ...And alfo a moft profitable Concordance for the readie finding out of any thing in the fame conteined ... 1599, Cum Gratia & Priuilegio Regie Maieftatis"

The COMPLETE Geneva Bible text, with all titles and preliminary pages and the complete Old and New Testament and the complete Apocrypha with the two Tables (Concordances, has its own separate title, very extensive!). All printed in double column Black letter with the extensive Geneva notes as side bars and footnotes. Decorated first chapter initials with special attention for the first chapters of Genesis and Matthew.

Beautiful truly astounding and exquisite binding!

This QUARTO sized Geneva Bible is in a PRISTINE and EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. Superb, high quality biding. Complete Bible. All prelims, titles and woodcuts present. Huge margins around the text. Clean pages, no writings - superb and rare condition. A very fine TRUE 1599 Geneva rarely seen in this condition.  Many pictures!

A PRISTINE GENUINE 1599 printed Geneva Bible.....more...

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(stock number C16)

1599 Complete well preserved Geneva Bible with all titles, engravings and maps, Concordances and Scottish Psalter

quarto 9 x 7 x 2.5"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

[Geneva Bible], "The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures, conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best tranflations in diuers languages ; with moft profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. Imprinted at London  by the Deputies of Christopher Barker ... 1599"

Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version. Complete Bible with the Concordances and Psalter, ALL titles (General 2x,  Second Part, N.T. and Psalter titles) present.  Gorgeous, antiquarian quality full leather binding! a superb example. A total of an AMAZING 5 title pages!!

• OT: Dated Title 1599 (two general title pages!) plus prelims complete
• OT Complete in all respects
• Title Page to Second Part of Bible
• NT: Dated Title 1599 Present.
• NT Complete in all respects (with extensive commentary)
• Two Tables/Concordances
• Rare Scottish Book of Psalms (with title page, 1655 printed in Edinburgh, Scotland), all psalms present

The famous and well sought after Geneva set of engravings and maps are included throughout. Various decorative engravings, first chapter capitals and colophons. Printed in two column Roman font with drawn lines around the text and notes.

Complete in every aspect with a total of FIVE title pages!

A well preserved complete illustrated Geneva Bible! ...more...

Price: $1675.00







(stock number 806)

1608 Quarto Geneva - Judas -Bible with Apocrypha, engravings, maps, tables and Book of Common Prayer

quarto 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2" . 

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A nicely preserved, 1608 Quarto-size, well bound Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD condition, containing the Old and New Testaments and the Two Concordances ('Tables'). Printed in London by Robert Barker. It has a complete collection of the famous Geneva Bible engravings and maps!

This edition is also called the 'Judas-Bible' for the misprint in John 6:67 where "Judas" is in place of 'Jesus' (in this copy a previous owner has corrected this by hand)

The Bible itself is complete with the General Title, first two preliminaries and first page of Genesis in facsimile (so those are present, but are not original pages). Begins with an incomplete Book of Common Prayer (starting the evening prayers). It also has the Apocrypha and the two table/concordances. With many Woodcuts including 4 Maps. The binding is modern day half calf.

.Excellent binding. Complete Bible (4 pages in facsimile). Average wear and some soiling, light foxing, some previous ownership scribbles. Fair margins around the pages (occasionally cutting into the headers). There is some browning/fraying of page edges/cropped headlines and an ink splotch. All special Geneva engravings are present

A special illustrated Geneva 'Judas' Bible .....more...

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(stock number 872)

1610 Attractive, complete Geneva Bible with the Apocrypha, Concordances and engravings

quarto 9 x 7 x 2"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

[Geneva - Breeches - Bible], "The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptvres, conteined in the Old and New Testament. Tranflated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations in diuers languages ; with most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maiestie... 1610"

Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version. Complete Bible, ALL (General and N.T. titles) present. With Apocrypha and Concordances. Blind stamped, gold lettering, a very attractive example. A total of 3 title pages!!

• OT: Dated Title 1610 (with title page), plus prelims complete
• OT Complete in all respects
• additional title to the 'Second Part'
• NT: Dated Title 1610 Present.
• NT Complete in all respects (with extensive commentary)
• Two Tables/Concordances (lacks after 'J' in second table)

The famous and well sought after Geneva set of engravings and maps are included throughout. Various decorative engravings, first chapter capitals and colophons.

A beautiful and complete 1610 Geneva Bible! ...more...

Price: $1425.00








 

(stock number C82)

1613 complete First Quarto KJV SHE Bible, with Apocrypha, Book of Common Prayer, Psalms and Genealogies with engravings

quarto 9 x 7 x 3" 

VERY GOOD condition.

A vintage COMPLETE (!!) King James 1613 'She' Bible in a VERY GOOD condition. Beautifully well preserved over almost 4 centuries -  King James Bibles printed with the 'she' text in Ruth 3:15 ("... and she went into the city" ). This is also one of the first black letter quarto edition of the KJV ever printed. Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1613." Both this general title page as the New Testament title page (dated 1614) is a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples. This Bible is COMPLETE, including all preliminary leaves (title page, dedication, preface, list of books).

It also has a  Common Book of Prayer (only missing the first few pages), the complete (34 page) genealogies with separate title page, the Apocrypha, and the "Booke of Psalmes" (with title page, "Company of Stationers, 1613", with musical bars (lacks after Psalm 140). So a total of 4 (!!) title pages. Ends with colophon 1614. Various decorated first chapter capitals, colophons and other engravings.

Nicely rebound with relaid (oriignal?) leather covers and a new spine.

A beautiful 1613 quarto black letter King James Bible!...more...

Price: $2950.00







(stock number B93)

1614 Beautifully Bound Complete Quarto Geneva Bible with Apocrypha, extensive Concordances and metric Psalter

quarto 9 x 7 x 2.5"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A well preserved 1614 Quarto-size Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition, containing the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha and the Two (very extensive) Concordances ('Tables'). Printed in London by Robert Barker.  The Bible text is printed in 2 columns per page in Black letter font with the famous extensive Geneva commentary notes.

"The Bible: Tranflated according to the Hebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the beft Tranflations in diuers Languages. With moft profitable Annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epiftle to the Reader, And also a moft profitable Concordance for the ready finding out of any thing in the fame conteined. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft excellent Maieftie 1614."

The Bible is complete, including all the general title and the New Testament title (dated 1613) as well  as the complete Apocrypha and an extensive Concordances (with title 1613) and the Whole Booke of Psalmes (with 1613 title, also complete!). Various colophons.

The Bible is restored (antiquarian quality!!) with brown gold-stamped leather covers and 5-raised band spine with gold printed "Geneva Bible" (green label) and "1614".

A gorgeous Geneva 1614 Bible! ...more...

Price: $1495.00







(stock number C50)

1615 Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Book of Common Prayer, Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter, beautiful binding

quarto 9 x 7 x 3.25"  

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A nicely preserved, 1615 Quarto-size, beautifully (antiquarian quality) rebound Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD condition, containing the Old and New Testaments with a (partial) Book of Common Prayer. the Apocrypha and Concordances (2 Tables) plus a Psalter. Printed in London by the renowned Robert Barker.

The Geneva Bible is often referred to as the 'Breeches' Bible because of its translation in Genesis 3:7 as "and they sowed figge-tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches" (the KJV has "aprons").

"The Bible: Translated According to the Hebrew and Greek, and Conferred with the Best Translations in Divers (various) Languages. With Most Profitable Annotations Upon All Hard Places and Other Things of Great Importance as May Appear in the Epistle to the Reader. And also a most profitable Concordance, for the ready finding out of any thing in the same contained."

The Bible itself is complete but lacks all titles (General Title and New Testament Title). The preliminary pages are present, like  'to the Christian Reader', 'How to take profit of the Scriptures', 'the Summe of the Whole Scriptures', 'Certain Questions and Answers about the doctrine of Predestination'. There is a facsimile of a general Geneva title added in front of the Old Testament.

Also bound with a partial Book of Common Prayer in the front (starts with the prayer for the Communion and includes the Psalms of David) and at the end a metric musical Psalter (with title of 1616 and including all Psalms)

Stunningly bound in morocco leather covers with wooden boards and a 4 band spine with the text 'Geneva Bible - 1615'.

A very nice 1615 Breeches Bible!...more...

Price: $1325.00









(stock number D03)

1630 PRISTINE Complete red-lined quarto King James Bible with metrical Psalter with original velvet covers, silver corner-pieces, medallions and clasps, and lead-lined mahogany box

quarto 9 x 7 x 3.25"  

PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A TRUE one-of-a-kind in almost immaculate condition preserved 1630 red-underlined KJV Bible with Psalter (everything COMPLETE in every aspect) still with it original -beautiful and expensive - red velvet covers which are decorated with solid silver corner pieces, a central medallion and two clasps. The Bible has been incredibly preserved (and looks like new on the inside) because it was kept in (likely also from the 1630ies) a specially made, lead-lined mahogany box.

The Bible has been rebacked (sometime 20th century?) with red morocco spine and was furnished with marbled endpapers. Red velvet (worn by age) covers with wooden boards. All edges painted gilt. Binding is decorated with silver corner pieces (one piece on the back cover missing) and central oval medallions. It has silver clasps on both boards (catches missing). The Bibles comes with (has been stored in this for centuries, likely from the very first day) its own ancient mahogany box lined on the inside with lead.

Starts with a few pages of provenance (dating back to 1656) followed by the Old Testament title page, the dedication to Prince James,  the Translators to the Reader, Name and Order of the Bookes, and the Bible text itself.  The New Testament has its own title (M.DC.XXX - 1630).  Red-ruled and complete in every aspect -  with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. Printed in Roman font!

The Bible is also bound with a complete red-ruled 'Booke of Psalmes" of 1633 This Psalter is also complete with musical bars, prayers and tables at the end (rare)..

Both this general title page as the New Testament title page is a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples.

An AMAZING one-of-a-kind PRISTINE 1630  King James Bible! ...more...

Price: $4250.00





(stock number 843)

1632 Complete King James Bible with the Prayer Book, Apocrypha, Psalter and Genealogies with map of Canaan

7" x 5" x 2" thick

GOOD (G) to VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

1632 complete King James octavo Bible in an overall VERY USABLE condition, bound with a Book of Common Prayer, Speed's Genealogies with the map,  the Apocrypha and a Book of Psalms. Nicely rebound in modern covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1632" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in Roman font.

Starts with the (incomplete, starting with the morning prayers) Book of Common Prayer, followed by the complete genealogies (by John Speed. with title page 1633) and rare double page map of Canaan.

Next, the Old Testament (with title 1632 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1632), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.

Lastly bound with a 1633 'Whole Book of Psalmes' (with title, and all Psalms, last few pages lacking).

The binding is professionally re-done and in a very good, and daily useable condition. There are some damaged pages in the beginning (prayer book) and occasional tears, cut corners and smaller damages throughout. The second half of the book has rough/damaged paper edges (caused by time and use).

An early and daily usable King James Bible! ....more

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(stock number 490)

1633 complete, precious, single column, New Testament in beautiful binding

4" x 2" x 0.8" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A precious, rare and delicate 'miniature' treasure: a single column, 12to single column New Testament pocket Bible in a very old, gold stamped and decorated leather binding. The spine has 4 raised bands and this binding and its covers clearly date back many centuries. The Bible is COMPLETE - including engraved title page, order of the Bookes and the FINIS at the end.

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviovr Iefes Chrift. Newly traflated out of the Originall Greeke: and with the former Traflations deligently compared and reuifed, by his Maiefties fpeciall commandement. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft excellent Maiefties and by the Afsigns of John Bill. 1633. Cum Priuilegio.

Both the binding and the contents are in very good order and allows for (with care) daily use.  The contents apart from occasional light spots of foxing here and there are generally very clean and bright throughout, and the text block is firm and secure.  Title page is partly loose and has some rough edges. There is and old dedication in the front, but no other writings. A rare single column New Testament from the early 1600s......more

Price $1250.00





(stock number B72)

1633 Complete quarto King James Bible with Speeds Genealogies and Apocrypha in a beautiful binding

quarto 9" x 7" x 2 1/4"

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

1633 complete King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a complete edition of Speed's Genealogies and the Apocrypha. Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1633" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in Black letter (Gothic) font.

Starts with  the complete illustrated genealogies (by John Speed. with title page) followed by the Old Testament (with title 1633 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1633), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to bee read in Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie, and the Affignes of Iohn Bill. M.DC.XXXIII."

Both this general title page as the New Testament title page is a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples.

......more

Price $1445.00





(stock number B99)

1637 Gorgeous binding, pristine complete quarto King James Bible with Book of Common Prayer, Apocrypha and metrical musical Psalter

quarto 9" x 7" x 3 1/4"

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

1637 complete King James quarto Bible in an overall PRISTINE, EXCELLENT and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a complete Book of Common Prayer (1636),  the Apocrypha and a Book of Psalms (1638, with musical bars). Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1637" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is beautifully printed in double columns in Roman font with decorative borders (very easy to read!).

Starts with  the complete Book of Common Prayer and Administrations of the Sacraments (with title page, printer by Barker and Bill) followed by the Old Testament (with title 1637 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1638), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. It complete with the Whole Book of Psalmes (metric, musical bars, title 1638, printed by Thomas Buck, Cambridge). Also the Psalter is complete with colophon at the end!

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to bee read in Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie, and the Affignes of Iohn Bill. 1637."

Both this general title page as the New Testament title page is a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples.

A RARE COMPLETE in every aspect 1637 KJV Bible with lots of extra's!......more

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(stock number 331)

1638 red-ruled KJV Bible with genealogies, Apocrypha, Prayer Book and metric Psalter

quarto - 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3" 

VERY GOOD (VG) ++ condition.

A Quarto-size (4to, 220 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, roman type), professionally restored and beautiful condition early King James (KJV) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD+ condition, containing the Old and New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, Speed's genealogies, the Book of Common Prayer and a (musical) Psalter, printed by Tho: Buck & Roger Daniel, printers to the University of Cambridge. Complete Bible with all title pages, plus the title page for the Genealogies, the Book of Common Prayer and the Psalter. The general title page is engraved depicting Moses and David, the four Evangelists, the Last Supper, the hart and other subjects, signed Jo. Payne sculp., the title contained in a small rectangle at the centre, undated as called for but neatly hand dated, the titles to the Common Prayer, the NT and the Metric Psalms have a narrow patterned border and the small oval device of the Alma Mater Cantabrigia, the NT title page is dated 1637 and the colophon is dated 1638, ruled throughout in red including the title pages, decorative head- and tail pieces and initials. Bound to style in modern dark brown morocco, blind ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine ending in blind triangle ornament to covers, gilt lettered title to spine (The Book of Common Prayer), new endpapers.

Complete Bible text. Leaves in overall very good condition, some wrinkles and small tears. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a complete early Cambridge King James Bible .....more

Price $1425.00





(stock number C05)

1653 Exquisite binding, pristine complete, handheld, John Field church Bible

size: 5 x 3 x 2"

PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

1653 complete King James Bible by John Field in an overall PRISTINE, EXCELLENT and antiquarian quality rebound condition. Gorgeously bound in (original?) leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "Field 1653" printed in (fading) gold letters on the spine. Gold gilt paper edges and cover edges. The Bible text is beautifully printed in double columns in Roman font.

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments,  Newly Tranflated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared and revifed, . London, Printed by John Field, Printer to the Parliament, 1653"

Beautiful decorated title pages! The Old Testament title showing Moses and David with angels on the top and the four evangelists below. Complete in every aspect.

An amazingly well preserved church book - Bible from the mid 17th century!

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(stock number 316)

1660 exquisitely illustrated octavo King James Bible

octavo, 6.75" x 4.5" x 1.75"

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A very attractive and exquisitely illustrated 1660 King James Holy Bible in daily usable condition, containing the Old and New Testaments in the Authorized King James Version.  Illustrated throughout with about 200 beautifully detailed engravings of Bible scenes. About 100 engravings of the Old Testament (2 per page) with a day-by-day illustration of the Genesis creation description and about 100 full page New Testament illustrations. Both the quality of the preservation as well as the details of these engravings are excellent and remarkably detailed. "The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New, newly tranflated out of the Original Tongues: and with the former Tranflations diligently Compared and revifed: By his Majesties fpeciall commandment. London, Printed by Henry Hills, and John Field 1660." Heavily Illustrated 8vo. Lacks general title, leaf r5 in II Kings, z3-z6 in Psalms, and 2p2 in Mark, plus perhaps 2 engravings in Genesis.

Plain leather boards  (original?) with just some minor scuffing. Spine with text: "Holy Bible". The binding  makes for a solid and very useable book that can be used and read (with care) on a daily basis. Very few writings (few minor scribbles from previous owners), no tears (some rough edges at the end of the Bible),  clean pages.

A special 350 year old Bible for any collection or daily use! ...more details...

Price $1750.00





(stock number 846)

1661 Complete Quarto King James Bible bound with the Apocrypha

Size: quarto 9.5 x 7 x 2.5"

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

1661 complete King James quarto Holy Bible in an overall very usable condition, bound with the Apocrypha. Nicely bound in contemporary plain brown leather covers and a spine with the text "Holy Bible, C. Barker & H. Hills 1661" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in (very easy readable) Roman font.

Contains the Old Testament (with title 1661 and all prelims) and the New Testament (with title 1661), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. Behind the New Testament is complete (margin cropped) Apocrypha bound (likely from another Bible of the same period).

Rather special title page engraving showing royal arms above and King David below. The New Testament title with  colophon gives the name of Henry Hill.

The binding is tight and in a daily useable condition (handle with care as always. Very clean pages. Few rougher edges on the first and last pages, but overall remarkable good condition. Few previous ownership scribbles. Some occasional age related foxing spots. Full margins around the pages and complete headers and footers. Apocrypha at the end has cropped margins. Some scuffs and slightly damaged corners of the covers

A clean and very usable King James Bible. ...more details...

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(stock number 865)

1668 Complete King James Preacher's Bible bound with the Apocrypha and the Index Biblicus concordance

Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 1.5"

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A very well preserved copy of the famous 1668 ‘PREACHER’S BIBLE,’ printed by John Field at Cambridge in quarto, adorned with a fine architectural engraved title, COMPLETE IN ALL RESPECTS INCLUDING THE ENGRAVED TITLE, DEDICATION LEAF, APOCRYPHA AND NEW TESTAMENT TITLE, solidly in very good to excellent condition, bound in late 18th century Irish calf, and BOUND WITH THE SEPARATELY PUBLISHED 1668 INDEX BIBLICUS. The volume is referenced as Herbert 697. BOUND WITH THE BIBLE IS THE ‘INDEX BIBLICUS,’ WHICH IS A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PUBLICATION:

THIS IS THE FAMOUS ‘PREACHING BIBLE,’ SO NAMED FOR ITS FULL PAGES, SMALL TYPE, AND RESULTANT SUITABILITY FOR PREACHING (PARTICULARLY FROM AN OPEN FIELD OR OTHER MEETING PLACE). This is a very attractive and complete copy of a Bible that is seldom found complete. This copy is also remarkable for its sufficient margins throughout, since the very full-pages often resulted in trimming at the hands of later bookbinders.

The 18th century full Irish calf mottled binding is very pleasing and in very good condition, with a strong book block and with the hinges holding firmly by the cords. There is minor wear upon the edges and corners, as well as minor scuffing of the boards. The leather upon the hinges is cracked and slightly separating, but the hinges themselves hold firmly. The spine is attractively adorned with gilt bands and the original late 18th century label.

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(stock number 878)

1669 Gorgeous extensively illustrated King James Bible with Psalter

Size: octavo, 7" x 5" x 2"

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1669. Cum Privilegio."

A gorgeous and extensively illustrated Bible in a very good condition with (original?) crushed morocco binding with gold stamped decorations. All page edges gilt. Later marbled endpapers and free-endpapers.  With blank dedication page!

Engraved general title; architectural design, with angel holding book and trumpet, at the top, verso blank and frontispiece of Charles II

Illustrated with over 150 leaves of AMAZING, engravings, some signed by F. H. Van Hove. The Bible also has a complete metric Psalm book (title 1670) at the end.

Bible text is complete with titles and prelims. The Old Testament contains 38 of 40 numbered plates (plates 4 and 18 are not present). The New Testament has 115 plates. 

A special illustrated KJV Bible!

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Price: $1450.00





(stock number C49)

1671 Exquisite binding, pristine complete, red-ruled King James Bible with Book of Common Prayer, Apocrypha and metrical Psalter

7.5" x 5" x 2 1/2"

PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

1671 complete King James Bible in an overall PRISTINE, EXCELLENT and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a complete Book of Common Prayer (1671),  the Apocrypha and a Book of Psalms (1671). Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible" and "1671" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is beautifully printed in double columns in Roman font with decorative red ruled (by hand!!!) borders.

Starts with  the complete Book of Common Prayer and Administrations of the Sacraments (with title page, printer by Barker and Bill) followed by the Old Testament (with title 1671 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1671), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials. It complete with the Whole Book of Psalmes (metric, title 1671, printed by the Compnay of Stationers). Also the Psalter is complete.

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall command, Appointed to be read in Churches. London By John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Majeftie, 1671"

Beautiful decorated title pages! Complete in every aspect.

A PRISTINE, COMPLETE in every aspect red-ruled 1671 KJV Bible......more

Price $1445.00







(stock number C43)

1675 Exquisite and Scarce quarto illustrated and red-ruled King James Bible with Apocrypha and Psalter

Size: QUARTO, 9.5" x 7" x 3"

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge, Printed by John Hayes, Printer to the Univerfitie 1675"

An exquisitely beautiful and very rare illustrated Bible in a RARE EXCELLENT  condition and QUARTO sized (usually these illustrated Bibles are in the smaller octavo size) with (original?) full leather binding with blind stamped and gold decorations. All page edges gilt.

Engraved general title; architectural design, followed  by a second title; architectural design with cut of royal arms: "The History of ye Old & New Testament in Cutts. Printed by Wm. R, for John Williams in Cross Keyes at Court in Little Brittaine. F. H. Van Hove Sculpsit 1671."

 Illustrated with over 150 leaves of AMAZING, engravings, also including a set of portraits of the apostles. The Bible is red-ruled (by hand) throughout and also contains the Apocrypha and a complete metric Psalm book (1675) at the end.

Complete in every aspect with a total of 4 title pages!

This large quarto sized Bible is in a PRISTINE and  EXCELLENT and (daily) usable condition. Clean roman letter text throughout, with clean pages and paper. No writings. Beautifully detailed illustrations - red ruled throughout.

A scarce bible, with an excellent collection of engravings.    ...more details...

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(stock number B47)

1675 quarto King James Bible with Apocrypha, printed in Cambridge, beautiful binding

quarto 9.5 x 8 x 3.25" 

GOOD (G) to VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

1675 King James quarto sized Bible in a very professionally rebound/restored condition, published in Cambridge. The Bible is bound in beautiful brown leather covers, and a 4-band leather spine with gold decorations and the text 'Holy Bible 1675'.

Bible starts with an engraved general title page, followed by the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament (with separate title page, lacking the last page of Revelation)

All original (engraved) titles are present. The Bible is printed in Roman letter style; two columns with frequent notes and marginal commentary. Especially the general Bible title is very eloquently engraved.

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared & revifed, By his Majesties special command, Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge, printer by John Hayes, Printer to the University, 1675"

The Bible has been professionally restored and the book opens and reads very comfortable. Complete Bible text (except lacking the last page of Revelation) with both titles and the complete Apocrypha. Within, the Bible has remained in decent to nice shape. The margins slightly trimmed, various smaller - age related - damages, like small tears and edge wear. Still a very nice and very usable 17th century KJV Bible. Includes  the genealogy of the Darlington family. Smaller damages throughout (See the pictures)

An early and very affordable King James Bible!

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(stock number C51)

1678 Pristine, complete, red-ruled Book of Common Prayer with Apocrypha and metrical Psalter, gorgeous binding

size: 10" x 7.5" x 1 1/4"

PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

1678 complete Church and prayer book in an overall PRISTINE, EXCELLENT and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with the Apocrypha and a Book of Psalms (1678). Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian (original?) leather (blind-stamped) covers and a spine with the texts "Book of Common Prayer" and "1678" printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is beautifully printed in double columns in Roman font with decorative red ruled (by hand!!!) borders. The book is somewhat oversized and printed in a very large and legible font.

Starts with  the complete Book of Common Prayer and Administrations of the Sacraments (with title page, printer by John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills) followed by the complete Apocrypha and the Whole Book of Psalms (metric, title 1678, printed by the Company of Stationers). Also the Psalter is complete and ends with a table of the Psalms.

Beautiful decorated title pages! Various woodcuts and colophons. Complete in every aspect.

A PRISTINE, COMPLETE in every aspect red-ruled 1678 Prayer Book ...more details...

Price: $995.00

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(stock number B23)

1683 Complete Large Folio KJV Bible with Geneva notes, 6 large folded maps, Prayer Book and Psalter

large folio 16 x 10 x 4" 

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A very special large folio King James Bible printed with the (extensive) Geneva notes. These notes (by the early reformers, many written by Calvin himself) were one of the main reasons why the Geneva Bible - the predecessor to the King James - was so popular among the people. The King James of 1611 was only issued with very few annotations. This edition has the full set of Geneva in-text annotations which are especially very impressive with in the New Testament (often more than half a page of notes on each page text). In the Old Testament it also includes the famous 'the argument' introductions to each Bible book.

With a map of the world showing California as an island!

Also adorned with 6 large fold-out maps, including a map of the world (showing California as an island), the location of Eden, the 40 years journey in the desert, a plan of Jerusalem, a map of the holy land during the time of Jesus and the travels of Paul in the book of Acts. [these maps in English are similar as those found so often in the 17th century Dutch Bibles]. These maps have INCREDIBLE details.

“The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special command. / With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. / Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation. / But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. / Printed in the Year M DC LXXXIII [1683]"

Original covers - beautifully embossed/blindstamped calf over thick wooden boards. Clasps have been lost.The volume measures 16" x 10"! The Bible is complete in all respects, as is the Common Prayer and the Psalter!

A very RARE and SPECIAL large folio King James Bible!.....more details ...

Price: 2095.00 

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(stock number D29)

1703 Exquisitely Preserved, Small Folio, Red-Ruled, complete King James Bible with Apocrypha

10.5 x 8.25 x 3.5"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Teftament and the New; Tranflated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Tranflations diligently Compared & Revifed. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London ... MDCCIII [1703]"

A gorgeous Red-Ruled (all by hand!) King James Bible in a beautiful preserved condition with (original?) red leather binding with gold stamped decorations. Very detailed gold decorated 5-raised band spine. All page edges are golf gilt.

There is a total of three title pages to this Bible (two to the Old Testament, including an engraving of the temps showing Moses with the 10 Commandments and Priest plus the four Evnagelists), including the prelims and various tables and indices. All seems to be present and complete, including the complete Apocrypha.

 London; Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Queens most Excellent Majesty, MDCCIII. Dimensions;  10 1/2 x 8 1/4 outside with pages 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inside; unpaginated. Leather binding in good condition, strong hinges, with slight dink in upper spine and one small tear at the bottom of the spine as seen in the photos, as well as a slight discoloration and bend in the upper corners as seen in the photos. All pages accounted for. Browning and marking to the pages as fitting of the age of the volume. Slight chipping on the very last couple of pages at the bottom. The volume is complete. Interesting 19th c family inscriptions of Wyvill family from Constable Burton Hall, Bedale, Yorkshire, England on the only blank page at the very back of the Bible.

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(stock number 493)

1712 complete, amazingly illustrated Book of Common Prayer and Psalter(s)

6" x 3.5" x 1.5"

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

An amazing (VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition) exquisitely illustrated 1712 octavo sized Prayer Book in daily usable (restored) condition printed by John Baskett and the assigns of Thomas Newcombe and Henry Hills in London. It contains the complete Common Book of Prayer, the Psalter or Psalms of David (1713), the metrical Psalms of David and bound together with the New Version of the Psalms of David (1818).  Illustrated throughout with 53 numbered full page engravings (most with Bible verses) in the prayer Book. Both the quality of the preservation as well as the details of these engravings are excellent and remarkably detailed.

Professionally rebound with dark leather covers and spine, with gold gilt pages and gold-letter decorations.

Complete Book with superb engravings. Complete  Book of Common Prayer and (multiple) Psalters. Some clipped margins with occasional minor loss. All prelims, titles and woodcuts present. NO WRITINGS (some scribbles in the front). There is very little wear and scuffing, no staining apart from an dirt stain at the back of the book (see pictures), the pages are in overall wonderful condition considering age!

A quite amazing astoundingly illustrated antique book. ...more details ...

Price $495.00

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(stock number 981)

1715 Complete Large Folio KJV Bible with Geneva notes, 6 large double page maps, Prayer Book, Apocrypha, Psalter and clasps

large folio 17 x 10.5 x 4.5" 

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A very special large folio King James Bible printed with the (extensive) Geneva notes. These notes (by the early reformers, many written by Calvin himself) were one of the main reasons why the Geneva Bible - the predecessor to the King James - was so popular among the people. The King James of 1611 was only issued with very few annotations. This edition has the full set of Geneva in-text annotations which are especially very impressive with in the New Testament (often more than half a page of notes on each page text). In the Old Testament it also includes the famous 'the argument' introductions to each Bible book. Also includes the Apocrypha abd various Tables.

With a map of the world showing California as an island!

Also adorned with 6 large double page maps, including a map of the world (showing California as an island), the location of Eden, the 40 years journey in the desert, a plan of Jerusalem, a map of the holy land during the time of Jesus and the travels of Paul in the book of Acts. [these maps in English are similar as those found so often in the 17th century Dutch Bibles]. These maps have INCREDIBLE details.

“The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special command. / Appointed to be read in Churches. / Printed in the Year MDCCXV [1715]"

Original covers - beautifully embossed/blindstamped calf over thick wooden boards. Dutch binding with ORIGINAL brass clasps still present!. The volume measures 17" x 10.5"! The Bible is complete in all respects, as is the Common Prayer and the Psalter!

A total of 5 title pages!

A BEAUTIFUL clasped KJV Bible with Geneva notes.....more details ...

Price: 2095.00 

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(stock number 992)

1717 Monumental and Awe-inspiring ('Vinegar') Holy Bible, also known as a 'Baskett full of errors'

large folio 18.5" x 12" x 4" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

Gorgeous and truly magnificent: The famous and monumental ‘Vinegar Bible,’ also known as the ‘Baskett full of errors,’ and generally acknowledged as the most magnificent Bible printed in England. The text is the King James Version of the English Bible and was printed in large folio by J. Baskett at Oxford in 1717-16. The volume is adorned with numerous beautiful engraved headpieces and tailpieces depicting scenes from the Bible (about 60 in total, about 1/4 of a page each), further adorned with engraved initials, includes the famous typographical error in the headline of Luke XX that reads “The Parable of the Vinegar”

Herbert (#942) calls it "A magnificent edition, printed in large type. With many plates at the beginning and end of books, engraved in steel from the designs of various artists. Some of the initial letters are similarly engraved ... "

This edition is the more elaborately illustrated 'A' variant with Two general titles, the first one - engraved by Du-Bose- represents Moses writing the first words of Genesis. The second full general title (engraved in black and red) reads as follows:

“The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. Oxford, Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, for Great Britain; and to the University. M DCC XVII [1717].”

Famously, John Baskett set out to print the most beautiful, largest, and finest illustrated Bible ever printed, and he largely achieved his vision with this masterpiece of typography and illustration, printed in 1717 (Old Testament and Apocrypha) and 1716 (New Testament).

Equally famously, however, the glory of the typography was not matched by the accuracy of the proofreading, and the text is filled errors. The most famous of these errors was the misprint in the headline of Luke XX, which ought to have read “The Parable of the Vineyard,” but instead read “The Parable of the Vinegar.” As a result, this edition of the Bible has, since its first appearance, been known as the ‘Vinegar Bible.’ The bounteous nature of the edition’s misprints has also led to its appellation as the ‘Baskett full of errors’ (playing upon the printer’s name).

This edition was authorized for use in the pulpit, and this copy very likely was so used, however not very much as it the pages almost are 'as new' - even though they are almost 300 years old!

The volume is complete in all respects. It comprises the complete text of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, along with the two title pages and the preliminaries. Both titles display beautiful engravings, with the general title showing a particularly fine view of Oxford. The volume measures about 18.5" x 12" x 4"

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(stock number C27)

1719 complete, red-ruled, profusely illustrated Book of Common Prayer with a Book of Psalms, printed in black and red

6" x 3.5" x 1.5"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

Red-ruled and printed in black and red letters: A beautifully preserved, profusely illustrated 1719 hand-held sized Prayer Book in VERY GOOD condition printed by John Baskett  in London. It contains the complete "The Book of Common Prayer and Adminiftration of the Sacraments and other Rites and  Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the Church of England" (MDCCXIX - 1719, with the title and the tables in printed in black and red ink) and "The Whole Book of Psalms, collected into Englifh Metre" (1722)". Frontispiece of King George of Great Britain ("Crown'd Oct 20. MDCCXIV").

  Profusely illustrated throughout with over 50 full page engravings (most with Bible verses). Both the quality of the preservation as well as the details of these engravings are excellent and remarkably detailed. Red-ruled by hand throughout (very nice and special!)

Attractively bound with dark leather covers (likely original) and spine, with gold gilt pages and gold-stamped decorations.

This hand-held sized Prayer Book and Psalter is in a VERY USABLE condition (binding is old, so handle with care as always). Complete Book with superb engravings. Complete in every aspect.  All prelims, titles and woodcuts present. NO WRITINGS. There is some age and use related wear and scuffing (see pictures), the pages are in overall wonderful condition considering age!

A beautiful red-ruled illustrated antique church and prayer book.. ...more details ...

Price $395.00

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(stock number C10)

1720 Complete Red-Ruled Book of Common Prayer and Psalter

6" x 4" x 1" thick

VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. London, Printed by John Baskett ... 1720."

bound with

The Whole Book of Psalms at rear; separate title page, with Oxford London 1713 imprint.

This pocket sized book is bound in plain (original?) leather covers with gold lettered spine ("Common Prayer"). Overall the condition is remarkable clean and the whole book is underline (by hand) in red! Plain end papers with a 1827 inscription on the first blank page. Interior clean with content clean and complete. Solid/excellent binding. Complete in every aspect!

An amazingly preserved early 1700s prayer book!

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Price $325.00

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(stock number 954)

1723 King James Bible folio, Apocrypha, Book of Common Prayer, Concordance, many illustrations and fold-out maps

folio 13 x 9.5 x 4"

GOOD (G) to VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

Extensively and beautifully illustrated King James folio nicely bound in contemporary brown leather English binding with "Holy Bible" in gold letters on the spine. Filled with remarkable (about 300) 'Hiftorys' [illustrations of Bible scenes - 4 per page] and a series of 4 fold-out maps. The Bible/book looks complete. All title pages present, even a set of four general titles to the Old Testament! Decorated chapter initials. Printed by John Baskett in London.

A 1723 King James Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, a complete Book of Common Prayer and a (brief) Concordance. Also all with title pages.

One of the general titles specifies the 'Historical part of the Holy Bible ... Exquisitely and Accurately described in near three hundred histories engraved by John Sturt from, designs by the Great Masters". The fourth general title specifies the "Sacred Geography contained in six maps". Two of the six original maps are lacking, the remaining ones depict (II) the sacred geography of the known part of the world; (IV) the Holy Land during Christ; (V) the land of Canaan travelled by Christ and (VI) the travels of St Paul and the other apostles.

This folio Bible is in a GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. Leather boards with some scuffing. The binding in great shape, that makes for a solid and very useable book that can be used and even read on a daily basis. Some previous ownership notes. Some foxing, smudges, tears, smaller damages etc throughout. The maps are in decent shape but have some tears and other damages (see the many pictures).

A nice illustrated early 1700s King James folio Bible!....more details ...

Price $950.00

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(stock number 996)

1724 gorgeous extensively illustrated complete King James Bible with Book of Common Prayer and Psalter

quarto, 10 x 8 x 4"

VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly tranflated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London: Printed by John Baskett, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, MDCCXXIV [1724]"

A gorgeous and extensively illustrated Bible in a beautiful preserved condition with (original?)  morocco binding with gold stamped decorations and red 'IHS' [In His Service] on the middle of the front and back cover. All page edges gilt with marbled endpapers.

This Bible is embellished with a set of 204 Bible illustrations (4 per page), 132 of the Old and 72 of the New Testament - all illustrations have a title referring to the specific Bible verse and are in amazing detail!

There are THREE title pages to the Bible itself, one refering to the 'Historical Part of the Holy Bible ... in above two hundred historys curiously engraved by J. Cole from the defigns of the beft Masters'. Additionally a beautiful engraved general title followed by the regular title. Also a title to the New Testament.

The Bible is bound with a complete Book of Common Prayer (with two title pages: one engraved plus a separate engraved frontispiece), an index to the Bible and a Whole Book of Psalms in English Metre of 1724 with title. Everything is complete in EVERY aspect.

Overall VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition. Beautifully bound with gilt decoration and marbled endpapers, the binding is very attractive and sound with some slight starting separation  at the hinges (handle with care - as always). Extensive provenance notes on the blank pages in the front of the Bible of the James family. Very clean pages with wide margins and no damages. Some minor typical age related wear throughout. 

A gorgeous antique illustrated KJV Bible!

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(stock number B44)

1738 Elephant-size, John Baskett, King James Bible with Apocrypha, Book of Common Prayer, Concordance, and a complete series of double page maps

elephant folio 15 1/4in x 10in x 2 7/8in.

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

A huge, elephant size (15" x10") King James Bible nicely bound in contemporary (could be original) brown leather - decorated/blind-stamped - English binding with "Common Prayer / Holy Bible" in gold letters on the spine. Has the complete - RARE - series of six double page maps (in English, but based on the famous series of maps found in the Dutch 1700s Bibles). The Bible is complete. All title pages present, even a set of THREE general titles to the Old Testament! Decorated chapter initials. Printed by John Baskett in London.

One of the general title specifies the "Sacred Geography contained in six maps". They depict (I) The situation of Paradise, (II) the sacred geography of the known part of the world;, (III), the plan of the city of Jerusalem, (IV) the Holy Land during Christ; (V) the land of Canaan travelled by Christ and (VI) the travels of St Paul and the other apostles. These maps are absolutely astounding in beauty and detail given a remarkable inside in the Biblical view and knowledge of the early 1700s!

Complete Bible text with all titles (including engraved general title) and prelims etc. Also bound with an incomplete Book of Common Prayer (starts with the collects), the complete Apocrypha, a complete Biblical Index and a partial (lacks after "P") Concordance.

Multiple titles to the Old Testament (3 titles), New Testament and the Concordance.

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Price $1425.00

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(stock number C26)

1739 complete, gorgeously illustrated Book of Common Prayer, Catechism and Book of Psalms

6" x 3.5" x 1.5"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

Beautifully preserved and an amazing condition, a profusely illustrated 1739 hand-held sized Prayer Book in VERY GOOD condition printed by John Baskett  in London. It contains the complete "The Book of Common Prayer and Adminiftration of the Sacraments and other Rites and  Ceremonies of the Church" (1739), A companion to the Alter, showing the Nature and Neciffity of a Sacreamental Preparation"; "The Articles of Religion"; and "Whole Book of Psalms, collected into Englifh Metre" (1739)". Frontispiece of King George of Great Britain.

  Profusely illustrated throughout with over 50 full page engravings (most with Bible verses). Both the quality of the preservation as well as the details of these engravings are excellent and remarkably detailed.

Attractively bound with dark leather covers (likely original) and spine, with gold gilt pages and gold-stamped decorations.

This hand-held sized Prayer Book and Psalter is in a VERY USABLE condition (binding is old, so handle with care as always). Complete Book with superb engravings. Complete in every aspect. Some clipped margins with occasional minor loss. All prelims, titles and woodcuts present. NO WRITINGS (there is an 1877 dedication in the front). There is very little wear and scuffing (see pictures), the pages are in overall wonderful condition considering age!

A gorgeously illustrated antique church and prayer book. ...more details ...

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(stock number 799)

1769 Elephant Folio King James Bible - Baskerville Magnus Opus with engravings

large folio 17" x 11.5" x 3.5" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

THE HOLY BIBLE
Containing the Old and New Testaments:
With the Apocrypha Translated out of the original tongues: and with Annotations
Diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty's Special Command

BIRMINGHAM: Printed by John Baskerville, MDCCLXIX - MDCCLXXI, 1769-71 [published date: 1769 - 1771]. Rare Second edition. First Issue. (Re-issued with NT title dated 1772). Elephant Folio. 17" x 11.5" inches (LxB). Pp. [572] unpaginated leaves. Text in double columns. Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha & the table at the end. Text Complete. With 9 (of 10) full page copper engraved plates. A rare book bound in a fine modern full calf leather binding, gilt decorated spine with 6 raised bands & a red gilt lettered morocco label. The 1769-1771 second edition of Baskerville's masterpiece, following the 1763 first edition. Issued in parts, this copy retains the first-state title page, dated 1769. BIBLE in ENGLISH. The Second Baskerville Bible, with first state title-page (dated 1769). Impressive 1769 King James Bible, illustrated with 9 copper-plate engravings. Herbert 1210. A classic work.

A rare book in a fine modern full calf leather binding in antique style, gilt decorated spine with 6 raised bands & a red gilt lettered morocco label laid vertically (See Scans below), no wear/tear to covers, spine, ends & corners, the pages-plates with sporadic age toning-foxing, are clean & bright, the first & last couple of leaves creased, edge worn, soiled, the first leaf of Genesis torn to blank fore-edge margin, with minor loss; some spotting, toning and dust-soiling, the binding is tight & intact. The leather is smooth & supple to the touch.

 A scarce and very well preserved classic masterpiece!...more details ...

Price $1995.00

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(stock number 805)

1771 Elephant Folio King James Bible - Baskerville Boden Bible with engravings

large folio 16.5" x 11.5" x 4" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

An  illustration of THE HOLY BIBLE
Containing the Sacred text of Old Teftament and the New: Together with the Apocrypha. The notes and comments are felected from the beft Annotations

BIRMINGHAM: Printed at the Verulam Prefs, by Nicolas Boden, MDCCLXXI,  [published date: 1771]. A MAGNIFICENT Elephant Folio masterpiece! 16.5" x 11.5" inches. Text in double columns. Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha & the table at the end. Complete with all titles and engravings. This is one of the famous John Baskerville Bibles, often referred to as the 'Boden-Bible'. Very extensive study notes/commentary with the Bible text and a series of 19 very large and remarkably detailed and well preserved full-page copper engravings.

Bound in contemporary full panel calf with gilt decorations on the spine and a black morocco spine label that reads "H. Bible Baskerville 1771". The general title is dated 1771, the New Testament is dated 1770.

A rare book in contemporary binding. Some expected wear/tear to covers, spine, ends & corners, the pages-plates with sporadic age light toning-foxing, are clean & bright, some small tears/creases and paper repairs. The front cover's binding is starting to separate at the spine, so handle with care!

Amazing antique ornamental Bible! ...more details ...

Price $1495.00

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(stock number B29)

1773 Exquisite Complete Pocket Book of Common Prayer and Psalter

3.75" x 2.5" x 1.5" thick  

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.

Oxford: Printed by T. Wright & W. Gill, etc., 1773.

bound with

The Whole Book of Psalms at rear; separate title page, also with Oxford 1773 imprint.

This pocket sized book is bound in a stunning multiple toned red, green, blue and gilt bordered design to the boards, highlighted by a central crest with IHS in the middle, and framed with intricate gilt bordering. This truly is a prime specimen indeed with light internal and external wear, the spine with raised bands and additional gilt decor. Marbled EPs with faded gilt page edges. Interior clean with content clean, complete and bound, also front and rear with manuscript prayer to EPs and verso of title, in a gorgeous hand by an unknown writer.

An absolutely GORGEOUS church - prayer book ...more details ...

Price $495.00

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(stock number D12)

1775 gorgeous extensively illustrated complete King James Bible with Apocrypha, fold out maps and histories

11.5 x 9 x 4.5"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

"The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revifed. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge ... 1775"

A gorgeous and amazingly illustrated Bible in a beautiful preserved condition with (original?) red leather, multi-colored binding with gold stamped decorations and red 'IHS' [In His Service] on the middle of the  back cover and "Mary Provis to Mary Withmarsh on the front. All page edges are golf gilt.

This Bible is embellished with a set of 300 Bible illustrations (with its special title page: "The Historical Part of the Holy Bible ... Exquifitely and Accurately defcribed in near Three Hundred Hiftorys. Engraved by John Sturt, From Defigns of the Greateft Mafters") - all illustrations have a title referring to the specific Bible verse and are in amazing detail!

There is a total of three title pages to this Bible, including the prelims and various tables and indices. All seems to be present and complete, including the complete Apocrypha. Additionally there is a total of four large fold out maps, showing the location of Paradise, Jerusalem and the Temple, the Holy Land in the times of Jesus and a map of Canaan with Jesus' travels.

This Bible comes with an extensive provenance (only written in the front and back on blank pages). Family records can be found inscribed to the front and read endpapers, with the patriarch Edward Langford's coat of arms bookplate affixed to the front marbled pastedown.

Overall VERY GOOD condition. Beautifully bound with gilt decoration and marbled endpapers, the binding is very attractive and sound with some slight starting separation  at the hinges (handle with care - as always). Very clean pages with wide margins and no damages. Some minor typical age related wear throughout. Gorgeously detailed engravings. Various (mostly minor) tears etc on the fold out maps.

A gorgeous antique illustrated KJV Bible! ...more details ...

Price: $1375.00

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(stock number B80)

1800 Absolutely MAJESTIC complete seven volume set Macklin illustrated Bible - the largest and most impressive Bible ever printed

19" x 15 1/2" by about 3" (each of the 7 volumes).

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

One of the rarest and most majestic Bible of ever printed! - The largest and by many standards the most impressive Bible ever printed. A complete 7 volume set 'embellished with engravings from pictures and designs by the most eminent English artists.' The first edition of 1800 of the complete seven volume set published by Thomas Macklin. Each volume of this astounding edition is an incredible 19 inches by 15 1/2 inches with spines almost 3 inches across! Seven volumes (the Old Testament in 5, the New Testament in 2).

Likely still with original covers and binding (some of the books have been rebacked to strengthen the binding). Beautiful gold embossed, especially 6-raised band spines with in gold "Holy Bible", the books covered in the volume, the volume number and "Macklin 1800"

(2 title pages:) "The Bible. embellished with Engravings from Pictures and Designs of the most eminent English Artist. London, printed for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley, 1800", "To the King, This Edition of the Sacred Writings, executed under his royal patronage, by His gracious permission, most humbly dedicated, by his Majesties most faithful subject and servant Thomas Macklin, London, January 1791"

A sumptuous edition and one that is and has long been a favorite among Bible collectors. The volumes are very large and heavy. The text is printed in columns almost 14 inches long, embellished by a total of 71 engraved plates and 104 large engraved head- and tailpieces by Landseer, Benjamin West, F. Bartolozzi, J. Heath, W. Skelton, W. Bromley and other have designs by West, Opie, Stothard, W. Hamilton, De Loutherbourgh and others. The plates are marvelous, mostly on New Testament subjects, and the 'headpieces' to the chapters are actually so large as to amount to half- and two-thirds-page engravings. In the tradition of the English 18th century reforms that introduces well-designed and cut typefaces, the typographer has used a good roman font in a large point size, with only 29 lines to a full column and with two columns per page.

 An innovation here is that words normally found in italic type are presented in roman with a dot below the first letter. Additionally, scattered through are single line explanatory 'footnotes'. Curiously, the work was issued without a true title-page, though a half- or bastard title page in Volume I reads 'The Holy Bible" and there are complete divisional title pages for the Old and New Testaments with full imprint information.

An AMAZING and ASTOUNDING MAJESTIC Bible! ...more...

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(stock number B57)

1828 Complete two volume Bible set with Fore Edge paintings of Bethlehem and Jerusalem

6 1/2" x 4" x 1" each

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

1828 The Holy Bible (complete in 2 volumes, volume 1: Genesis - Job, volume 2: Psalms - Revelation) containing the Old and New Testaments. On the edge of each book is a one of a kind fore edge painting of a scene showing the towns and landscape of Bethlehem (volume 1) and Jerusalem (volume 2).

A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!

The fore-edge paintings are amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but it is so much nicer when you hold one of the books. ...more details ...

Price: $675.00

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(stock number C28)

1811 RARE Two volume complete Immaculate Bible, only 25 printed

6 3/4" x 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" (each volume)

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

A very rare and rather unique collector's (Scottish) Bible: a complete (2 volume) 1811 the "Immaculate Bible", so called because of its absolute freedom of printer's errors.

As per Herbert's Historical Catalog of printed Bibles, #1546: "The signatures run in twelves not in eights. This was a special issue consisting of 25 copies only". A special corrected version of the previous 1811 issue.

 The Bible is bound in brown gold-gilted leather covers, and a cloth spine with gold gilt pages. The Bible is complete in every aspect. The text is printed in smaller size than the actual pages, giving extremely wide margins around the text.

Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared & revised, By his Majesty's special command, Appointed to be read in Churches. Edinburgh: Printed by Sir D Hunter Blair and J Bruce, printers to the King's Most Exzcellent Majesty. 1811."...more details ...

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(stock number C81)

1813 Rare Pristine Condition Truly Magnificent Pulpit Devotional Bible with Campbell Commentary and Superb Plates

17" x 11" x 3.5"   thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

In a very rare and well preserved condition: A truly magnificent pulpit-size gorgeously illustrated and very well preserved 'The Holy Bible with a Commentary and Evangelical Reflections Selected from the writings of the Most Celebrated Commentators by the Rev George Campbell". This elephant-size 17" x 11" (!) Bible has (restored) brown leather, gold decorated covers and spine (relaid original leather), with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible". The Bible text is the King James Authorized Version for the Old and New Testament. The Bible has very extensive commentary included with the Bible text as footnotes (like a modern day Study Bible)

There are a total of 33 superb large engravings with 5 large maps, 2 genealogical Tables and a Plan of the temple.

This Bible is in a PRISTINE and a VERY GOOD to  EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. The binding is nicely restored and the Bible can be read and opened without have to worry about any damages to the binding!  Complete Bible in every aspect. Exceptionally little wear for its age. Paper is remarkably clean/white (without the usual foxing as so often is the case for this particular Bible). Some frayed page edges in the front. - see the many pictures.

A magnificent pulpit Illustrated Holy Bible

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Price $525.00

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(stock number 537)

1833 Miniature (New Testament) Diamond Bible with illustrations

4.25" x 2.75" x 1"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

The Diamond New Testament with notes by the Rev. H. Stebbing dated 1833, bound in a gold decorated brown leather cover and gold gilt pages. Also containing the Psalms of David in Metre.

This miniature Holy Bible is bound in leather fine binding with gilt designs on both boards. There are three raised ribs on the spine with a design in between each one, and with " Diamond Testament " in gilt at the top. All edges are gilt. It has cream endpapers, which are very clean and unmarked, with a gilt dentelle pattern around the inside edges.

There are 12 full page illustrations, as follows : The Holy Family, The Transfiguration, Christ Blessing Little Children, The Adoration of the Shepherds, The Lords Supper, Raising of Lazarus, Death of Annanias, Martyrdom of St.Stephen, Elymus the Sorcerer Struck by Blindness, Paul Preaching at Athens, Death on the Pale Horse and David Praising the Lord. Ten of the twelve are tissue guarded.
Taken from engravings by William Home Lizars, S.C.(1788-1859), the Scottish painter and engraver.

The book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, there are no loose or detached pages and the text block is securely bound in. The pages are very clean and undamaged, with just minor marks and foxing here and there. There is slight scuffing to the boards and edges and short surface splitting to the leather at the top of the spine, which does not affect the tightness of the binding in any way. ...more...

Price $195.00

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(stock number C06)

1834 Pristine Antique set of a Prayer Book and a New Testament Bible in a special original box

4.5" x 3" x 2.25" (box)  

EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

A remarkable matching set of two books: a 1834 Common Book of Prayer and a New Testament Holy Bible with an original specially made dark leather box with closing flap.

The BcP and the Bible itself are matching and both are bound with gold gilted covers and gold lettering ("Common Prayer" and "Proper Lessons") on the 5-raised bands spines. Gold gilt pages.

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland together with the Psalms of David ... Oxford ... M.DCCC.XXXIV [1834]", and

"The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ... 1833"

In a PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition. Complete, very clean pages. Binding is in solid and well preserved order, with all boards firmly attached with no splitting or weakness to inner or outer hinges, no loss or damage to the leather. Clean pages, and the text block is firm and secure with no missing, detached or loose pages. There is an inscription dating back to 1836 and another one to 1850 in the front (on the blank pages) of the first book. The unique storage box is in excellent working condition

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Price: $295.00  

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(stock number 523)

1846 Superb Miniature Book of Common Prayer - Vellum Bound - Bible

3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8" thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ... Oxford 1846".

Also containing "A New Version of the Psalms of David", Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches, by N. Tate and N. Brady. It is bound in full cream vellum fine binding, with exquisite blindstamped/tooled gilt decoration to both boards, spine, and inner board edges, and the page fore edges are decorated in gilt also when the book is closed. It contains illuminated (chromolithographed) plates, and there are still the original silk ribbons which act as bookmarks. Containing approx 600 pages, with small dimensions to the book of 3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8" thick, and it weighs just 90 grams.

The condition is remarkable, literally every aspect of the book is in as new condition. It has been extremely well looked after and preserved, and you will not find many books of this age in such amazing condition. There are no faults or blemishes whatsoever to mention to binding or contents, and this book has to be seen to be believed. ...more details ...

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(stock number 962)

1846 Well-Preserved Historical Harper Illuminated American Holy Bible

13.5" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD+ (VG) condition.

American Bible History: A well preserved  historical 1846 Harper Illuminated American Holy Bible with original gold decorated black leather covers and raised 5-band illustrated spine with the text "Pictorial Bible".

 Artists were engaged for more than six years (!) in the preparation of the designs and engravings included in this Bible, at a cost of over $20,000 (a small fortune in those days!). "This Harper publication was a remarkable production in its time and place, and retains its importance in the annals of American bookmaking. W.J. Linton, noted wood-engraver and author, knew 'no other book like this, so good, so perfect in all its undertakes.' The illustrations are like picturings of history, as are so many of the old European Biblical paintings and illustrations." [Hill's catalogue #1161]

"Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings"

An historical treasure and daily usable family Bible. ...more 

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(stock number 925)

1846 Historical Illustrated Harper Illuminated Leather American Bible with blank family pages

13.5" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

American Bible History: A GORGEOUS in VERY GOOD condition, well preserved 1846 Harper Illuminated Bible. Beautiful gold decorated front and back cover and 5-band raised spine with the text "Holy Bible" and showing various beautiful gold decorations and illustrations.

The work was originally announced in 1843, and was issued in 54 numbers of 25ct each. J.A. Adams, the engraver, is credited with having taken the first electrotype in America from a woodcut. Many illustrations in this Bible are done this way. Artists were engaged for more than six years (!) in the preparation of the designs and engravings included in this Bible, at a cost of over $20,000 (a small fortune in those days!).

"Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings"

There are original, blank family pages for recording marriages, births and deaths in front of the New Testament. ...more 

Price: $825.00

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(stock number C32)

1848 Pristine Selection of Psalms and Hymns Church Book

4 1/4" x 3" x 1/2" thick 

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"Select portions of Psalms for the use of the Parish Church of Knaresbrough: with an appendix of Several Hymns for Particular Occasions ... Knaresbrough: Printed and Sold by J.D. Hannam. 1848"".

A hand held select Psalter and Hymnal printed for the Church of Knaresbrough. Pristine condition, no damages or anything, complete in every aspect. Contains a selection of the used Psalms and Hymns in the services of this church, with an index in the back. Inscription in the front.

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(stock number 927)

1849 Antique Complete Pocket Bible - fine binding and clasp

5.4" x 3.6" x 1.3" thick 

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

This book is "The Holy Bible", containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original Tongues; and with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Printed in London in 1849 by G. E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, and sold at their Warehouse, 189, Fleet Street.

It is bound in full brown leather fine binding with clasp and clasp attachments to edges of boards to secure the clasp. It has exquisite gilt blind stamped/tooled decoration to both boards and spine, and the page fore edges are gilt edged. With dimensions to the book of 5.4" x 3.6" x 1.3" thick.

The binding is still bright and prominent, both boards are securely attached with no splitting to hinges, and only blemish to binding is a light rubbing and wear to extremities (corners, edges). The clasp is in perfect working movement. The only blemishes to contents are that the first free endpaper is missing, which also causes there to be a slight gap between inner hinge, but text block is more than secure despite this, with no futher missing, detached or loose pages. There is occasional trivial marking here and there to contents, but nothing serious and generally very bright throughout.  ...more details ...

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(stock number C38)

1850 Complete three volume Bible set with extensive commentary in gorgeous contemporary binding with maps, illustrations

Royal Quarto: 10 1/2" x 7" x 2 3/4" each volume

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

1850 The Holy Bible (complete in 3 volumes, volume 1: Genesis - Job, volume 2: Psalms - Malachi, volume 3: Matthew - Revelation) containing the Old and New Testaments.

Absolutely BEAUTIFULLY bound in 1800s contemporary style (original ?) dark leather covers with gold decorations and matching 5-raised band spines., Each spine has a double red label, one with "Holy Bible Doyly & Mant." and the other label with the covered Bible books.

"The Holy Bible according to the Authorized Versions with Notes, Explanatory and Practical .... Rev George D'Oyly and Rev Richard Mant ... for the Use of Families ... 1850"

Printed in very high quality with very extensive on page commentary (footnotes etc, like a modern day study Bible) also with various (fold-out) maps and some illustrations....more 

Price: $425.00

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(stock number 128)

1854 Miniature Illustrated Bible - Railway to Heaven

2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A miniature (only 2 1/4" x 1 1/2") illustrated Bible published by Goode Brothers: "The illustrated Bible; Also verses entitled Railway to Heaven".

The amazing little booklet - only about 1/8" thick - contains a number of scripture sections from the Old Testament with an illustration related to that passage on the opposite page. Additionally, as the end, there is a poem printed called: Railway to Heaven.

This small Bible/booklet is in a PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition. The binding is solid and it can be read without any troubles (be careful as always). All pages are present and the paper is clean. No damages, no writings, no foxing.

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Price $85.00

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(stock number 852)

1856 Antique Prayer and New Testament Bible Book - fine binding and clasp

5" x 2.5" x 1.5" thick

close to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland together with the Proper Lessons for Sundays and other Holy Days and a New Version of the Psalms of David". Also containing the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is bound in superb full black leather fine binding with brass clasp and corners/edges, and blindstamped/tooled decoration to both boards and spine, with a beautiful (brass?) cross on top of the front cover. The spine has five thick raised bands, and Church Services in gilt lettering to the second panel. The page fore edges are decorated with gilt.

In close to EXCELLENT condition. Complete, very clean pages, full functional closing clasp. Binding is in solid and well preserved order, with both boards firmly attached with no splitting or weakness to inner or outer hinges, no loss or damage to the leather apart from the light rubbing mentioned, and the clasp is in perfect working movement. The contents apart from occasional light spots of foxing here and there are generally very clean and bright throughout, and the text block is firm and secure with no missing, detached or loose pages, and there are no inscriptions present anywhere in the book.  ...more details ...

Price $195.00

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(stock number C11)

ca 1860ies Antique Complete Book of Common Prayer and New Testament Bible - fine binding and clasp

5" x 3.5" x 1.5"  thick  

EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

This book is "The Book of Common Prayer", and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of The Church of England: Together with the Proper Lessons for Sundays and Other Holy-Days... Oxford" bound with "The New Testament Proper Lessons, Appointed to be read in Churches ... Oxford".

It is bound in full brown leather binding with brass clasp. There is gilt decoration to inner board edges, the page fore edges are gilt also, and there is gilt lettering to the second spine panel/compartment ("Church Services"). There are thick thick raised bands to the spine also.

The condition of the binding is almost immaculate. The binding is in faultless condition, with both boards securely attached with no splitting or weakness to inner or outer hinges, and the leather has no loss or fading to it. The contents are spotless throughout, with no foxing, marking, loss, or damage to pages, and only an un dated inscription present is to verso of the title page. One of the front endpapers is lacking. The text block is firm and secure with no missing, detached, or loose pages.

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Price: $175.00  

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(stock number B59)

1862 Pristine Book of Common Prayer with Fore Edge painting of a beautiful cross, with clasp

5" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" thick

 EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland. 1862. Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London. It is covered in brown Moroccan leather and the front and back is highly embossed with a gold cross that is about 2 1/2" tall. There is also gold lettering on the spine and five horizontal ribs. The gold (colored or plated?) clasp is in perfect condition, and is very sturdy and shuts closed and stays closed. The entire clasp is etched in a decorative pattern. The entire outside pages, top, bottom and sides are gold gilted. There are no pages numbers. Second page from cover there is an inscription, it is a gift from a friend and it is dated November 30, 1870 The book is tight and there does not appear to be any tearing of any pages.

A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!

The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but they are so much nicer when you hold the book....more 

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Antique family Bible

(stock number B55)

1871 Bible with ASTOUNDING Fore Edge painting of Moses receiving the ten commandments, with clasp

5" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

1871 Bible or Church Book with hidden under the gold gilt an ASTOUNDING vertical fore-edge done by Martin Frost, showing Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. It shows Moses holding the two tablets  high above his head, with people fleeing in terror. This is a one of a kind and is signed by Martin Frost.

A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!

This fore edge painting was done by Martin Frost, one of the (if not THE) most renowned fore edge painting artist of the 20th century.

The Bible itself is published in 1871 in New York.  It is a hard cover and detailed (embossed - black on black) on the front and the back. It has also a metal clasp that snaps together to keep the book from opening. The book has some very little rubbing on the bottom spine. As you open the book, the first page is dated Dec. 26, '73 and shows a person's name, and this was presented to this person by his teacher. The next two pages are dated and signed by the owner of this book detailing events in his life. These two pages are loose but still attached.

The fore-edge paintings are amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but they are so much nicer when you hold the book ...more 

Price: $950.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number B76)

1875 RARE Gorgeous and Pristine leather miniature 11 volume set of the Holy Bible

5" x 3.5" x 0.75" thick (each volume)

close to EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

A very rare complete 11 volume Bible set (containing the Old and the New Testament in the King James Version). Beautifully preserved and bound in brown leather with overlapping edges to protect the pages. Each Bible's leather cover is blind stamped and has on the spine in gold letters: 'Holy Bible", "London" and well as the volume number and range of books.

Each volume has an engraved title page and an introduction to the books within that volume.

The is a very rare set, especially in this amazing condition & it includes part of the original box with a description of the set on one of the sides (see pictures)

In close to EXCELLENT condition. Complete, very clean pages. Binding of each booklet is in solid and in well preserved order, with leather boards firmly attached with no splitting or weakness to inner or outer hinges, no loss or damage to the leather apart from some occasional light rubbing. The text blocks are firm and secure with no missing, detached or loose pages, and there are no inscriptions present anywhere in the booklets. The leather on the spine of the first volume is somewhat damaged.

 ...more 

Price: $435.00

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number 085)

1884 Miniature Illustrated Bible Sunflowers - Daily Devotional

3" x 3" x 1/2" thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A miniature color illustrated Daily Devotional book with Bible verses from 1884: "Bible Sunflowers or Looking in to Jesus, a Daily Text-Book, by the Author of Bible Forget-Me-Nots, Marcus Ward & Co Limited London, Belfast & New York"

This exquisite little book contains - after a general introduction - a series of Morning and Evening Bible verses/devotionals for 31 days (so covering the full month), all on beautifully color illustrated double-pages.

 This small Bible/booklet is in a PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition. The binding is solid and it can be read without any troubles (be careful as always). All pages are present and the paper is clean. No damages,  no foxing. There is a written dedication in the front of the book.

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Price $225.00

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Antique family Bible

(stock number C13A)

1870ies Antique Complete Polyglott Bible - with fold out maps and metric Psalms

6" x 4" x 1.5" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

 "The English versions of the Polyglott Bible", containing the Old and New Testaments: with the Marginal Readings ... Illustrated with Maps and Engravings. Philadelphia, W.M. Rutter & Co."

It is bound in full brown leather fine binding with the gold text "Polyglott Bible" on the spine and the page fore edges are gilt edged. With dimensions to the book of 6" x 4" x 1.5" thick.

The Bible is complete in every respect, including all titles and a series of beautifully detailed fold-out color maps and tables. At the end it is bound with a complete metrical Psalms of David. Frontispiece showing Jesus' Ascension.

VERY GOOD and useable condition. The binding is still bright and prominent, both boards are securely attached with no splitting to hinges, and only blemish to binding is a light rubbing and wear to extremities (corners, edges). There is a bookplate of the Herrett Farm in Dover Plains in the front. Clean, undamaged pages and generally very bright throughout.

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C08)

ca 1890 Exquisite Complete Miniature Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal with Enamel covers

2 1/8" x 2" x 1.25"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A rare and very well preserved miniature prayer book and hymnal with white enamel front and back covers!

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion:  According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ....  London".

Also containing a new version of the Psalms of David and "Hymns Ancient and Modern, for use in the Services of the Church. Complete Edition ... London"

Compete in every aspects with two title pages and a frontispiece illustration showing the Good Shepherd.

 It is bound in exquisite brownk leather fine binding with gold lettered to the spine "Common Prayer Hymns A&M". Both the front and back covers are from enamel with the embossed decorations to the front.The page fore edges are decorated in gold gilt also when the book is closed.  Containing 861 numbered pages, with small dimensions to the book of 2 1/8" x 2" x 1" thick.

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Price $155.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C09)

ca 1890 Pristine and Complete Miniature Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal

2 1/8" x 2" x 1"  thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion: The order of Publick Baptism of Infants; The Order of Confirmation; and Form of Solemnization of Matrimony, According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David .... Oxford, London".

Also containing a new version of the Psalms of David and "Hymns Ancient and Modern, for use in the Services of the Church. Complete Edition ... London"

Compete in every aspects with two tile pages and two frontispieces.

It is bound in exquisite full black leather fine binding with gold lettered to the spine "Common Prayer - Hymns",  and "Common Prayer Hymns A&M" gold gilted to the front cover. The page fore edges are decorated in gold gilt also when the book is closed.  Containing 861 numbered pages, with small dimensions to the book of 2 1/8" x 2" x 1" thick.

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Price $95.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible


 

(stock number B54)

1890 Bible with ASTOUNDING, Superb split set of Fore Edge paintings of the DaVinci's Last Supper and the Crucifixion

10 1/2" x 8" x 2 3/4" thick

EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

By far ONE of the BEST of ALL in unique Christian fore edge paintings: A PRISTINE complete and beautifully dome split set of two very finely painted fore-edge paintings of Da Vinci's Last Supper and Jesus' Crucifixion on a 1890 large Family Bible.

A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!

This fore edge painting was done by Martin Frost, one of the (if not THE) most renowned fore edge painting artist of the 20th century.

The Bible is published in 1890 in New York. The Bible itself is rather plain with blank/unmarked family history pages and bound in dark leather covers, a five raised band spine and gold gilt pages.

The fore-edge paintings are amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but they are so much nicer when you hold the books. ...more 

Price: $1750.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number 479)

ca. 1898 Miniature Book of Common Prayer and Hymns

2 1/8" x 2" x 1"  thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David". Also containing a new version of the Psalms of David and an extensive selection of Hymns, 'Ancient and Modern' (with an index). It is bound in exquisite full black leather fine binding with gold stamped to the spine "Common Prayer - Hymns A&M", and the page fore edges are decorated in gold gilt also when the book is closed.  Containing 861 numbered pages, with small dimensions to the book of 2 1/8" x 2" x 1" thick, and it weighs just 47g unpacked.

The book is virtually perfect. It has tight binding and exceptionally clean pages with no looseness, damage, foxing or marking. There is a dedication on the verso of the ffep. The gilt edges are perfect, fresh and bright and the leather covers have just the very slightest of wear to the spine ends and edges. ...more details ...

Price $125.00

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C12)

ca 1900 Rare Stunning Pristine solid Silver cover Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal

4.75" x 3.25" x 0.75" thick

EXCELLENT (E)) condition.

This rare pocket sized (4.75" x 3.25") solid silver cover church book is: "The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ... London" bound together with "Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the services of the church - complete edition .... London"

It is bound in hallmarked silver and leather binding, with the front cover having the silver casing, and the spine and the back cover consist of brown leather. The embossed design depicts the " Heads of Angels", taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds famous painting, which was painted in 1787 and now hangs in the Tate Gallery.  Fully hallmarked solid (and relative large) silver cover.

This church book has the words "Book of Common Prayer - Hymns A&M'  tooled in gilt to the spine.

This stunning antique treasure is in an amazing EXCELLENT (as new) condition without any flaws or damages. Solid and fully functional; binding. Complete in every aspect, with both titles and frontispiece (the Good Shepherd). Some minor typical age related wear and tear.

A RARE and STUNNING silver cover pocket size church book ...more...

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number 607)

1904 exquisite miniature SILVER Prayer Book - Art Nouveau - Hallmarked Birmingham

2.25" x 1.75" x 0.5" thick

GOOD (G) to VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer"

Produced during the peak of the Art Nouveau period with sterling silver cover, fully hallmarked 1904 as follows : Silversmith's Mark " CPB " which is for the silversmith Charles Penny Brown. Date letter " e ", which is for the year 1904. Lion Passant, which denotes Solid Silver. An anchor, which indicates the Birmingham Assay Office. The embossed design depicts the " Heads of Angels", taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds famous painting, which was painted in 1787 and now hangs in the Tate Gallery.

The book measures 2.25"  x 1.75", weighs just 23 grams and ends on page 686. All edges are gilt, dulled but still quite bright. The half cover is in black leather. The hallmarking is clear and legible for the year 1904. There is clear gilt titling on the spine, with ' Common Prayer ' at the top and ' Oxford ' at the bottom.

The silver front is in a very good condition, with just a tiny split on the bottom edge, no more than 1mm, and some ' dings ' in a few places. The binding is tight with no loose pages, which are in a clean condition with just a little marking on some pages and minor corner creasing. The Angels design is bright and prominent.  The black front free endpaper is missing, as is the title page and the book begins with the contents page.


This a good example of an early silver cherubs/angels prayer book. ...more...

Price $225.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number B79)

1904 exquisite miniature SILVER Prayer Book - Art Nouveau - Hallmarked Birmingham

2.5" x 2.0" x 0.75" thick

EXCELLENT (E) condition.

This silver cover miniature book is: "The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek and with the former translation diligently compared and revised - Authorized King James Version - Eyre & Spottiswoode Publishers, London."

It is bound in hallmarked silver and leather binding, with the front cover having the silver casing, and the spine and the back cover consist of blue leather. The embossed design depicts the " Heads of Angels", taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds famous painting, which was painted in 1787 and now hangs in the Tate Gallery.  Fully hallmarked silver cover.

The book is bound in blue grained leather, with gilt titles on the spine. It measures 2.5" x 2" (55mm x 45mm). There are 453 pages. The words "New Testament' are tooled in gilt to the spine.

This stunning antique treasure is in an amazing EXCELLENT (as new) condition without any flaws or damages. Complete in every aspect!

A GORGEOUS silver cover New Testament Bible. ...more...

Price $295.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number B78)

1907 Exquisite and RARE Miniature Silver Cross cover, Book of Common Prayer and Psalms

2.25" x 1.75" x 0.5" thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

"The Book of Common Prayer"

This silver cover miniature book is: "The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion, According to the use of the United Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ... London."

It is bound in hallmarked silver and leather binding, with the front cover having the silver casing, and the spine and the back cover consist of leather. The design to the silver cover with an embossed Christian cross is very unusual and not like most of the more common silver miniatures (angels/cherubs).  Fully hallmarked silver cover.

' P & W.S ' for the silversmiths Percival & William Southworth. Date letter ' m ', which is for 1907. Lion Passant for Solid Silver. A Leopard's Head, the hallmark of the London Assay Office.

The book is bound in black grained leather, with gilt titles on the spine. It measures 2" x 1.75" (55mm x 45mm). There are 730 pages. The words common prayer are tooled in gilt to the spine.


Beautiful silver cross cover miniature BcP. ...more...

Price $315.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number B16)

ca 1910, The Bible and it's Story - Taught by Picture Lessons (10 volume set)

10 1/4" x 7" x 1 1/8" (each book)

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

Amazing and beautiful set of 10 volumes telling 'The Bible and it's Story - Taught by Picture Lessons'.  Each book is illustrated with wonderful Bible story scenes, and each illustration has a tissue cover page with a short description of the work/scene. These pictures are derived from great artists and include such works as Michelangelo's Ceiling Paintings, as well as other well known and not so well known artists: Julius Schnorr, Charles Baron de Steuben, Rubens, Gustave Doré, Edward Armitage, De Bar, Alexander Cabanel, Horst, Salvatore Rosa, Edward von Gebhardt, Pedro de Moya, Jacobi Carrucci and many others. They cover all of the books of the Bible, old and new testament. Each book has about 192 pages (not counting the illustrations), the total set has 1926 pages (plus an estimated 700+ full page engravings/photo's) and the back of the last has a study section that is separate in the numbering of the pages. The covers and spine are dark green in color (cloth) with gold printed titles and the edges of the pages are gold gilt. Each volume opens with a beautiful frontispiece. There are no missing pages, stains, pencil marks or other markings on any of the pages. The bindings are solid and tight. The covers are undamaged and just some very slight wear. A VERY HANDSOME and special Bible set.    ...more details ...

Price: $275.00 

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C14)

1911 Exquisite and Pristine extensive color illustrated - limited edition - three volume Bible set

9 3/8" x 6 1/4", about 1 3/4" thick (each volume) 

PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A remarkable 'as new' set of a three volume Holy Bible with a unique series of 122 full page color plates in pristine preservation!

The Holy Bible contains the Old & New Testament and the Apocrypha.

Complete in 3 volumes. Volume I: Genesis to Esther; Volume II: Job to the Minor Prophets and Volume III: St. Matthew to Revelation & the Apocrypha. Illustrated with 122 full page color plates. Text is clean. [16], 1472; [4], 1230; [2], 1374 pp. A very beautiful set in finest early 20th century private press style. The set with only very minor age evidence to the extremities and tips. FIRST EDITION OF THE PRESSING AND BINDING AND AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION OF THE ENGLISH PRIVATE PRESS MOVEMENT OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY. A finely produced Bible representing the printer's arts in the tradition of Morris, Cockerell and St. John Hornby. Foreword by the Lord Bishop of London ("Why should not the Bible de printed as well as the best of other books?"). The plates are by R. Talbot Kelly, J. Fullelove, et al. There is no stated limitation, but Herbert asserts 750 sets were printed. HERBERT 2159.

EXCELLENT condition. Binding: Publisher's deluxe full leather bindings of sienna morocco. Designed by Cedric Chivers of Bath. Elaborately decorated in the Arts & Crafts style. Line and box geometrical designs to both boards and spines in black and gilt. Bindings are solid. TEG. Volumes measure 9 3/8" x 6 1/4". Marbleized endpapers, which remain free from Ex Libris plates and free from signatures. Very minor wear to extremities. Leather retains a rich patina and healthy shine. Complete in every respect. Scroll down for 65 pictures!

A truly VERY UNIQUE Holy Bible set.....more details ...

Price: $595.00 

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1920ies complete 30 volume Little Leather Library Bible

3 1/8" x 4 1/8" (each of the 30 volumes)

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

An attractive and appealing thirty (30) volume, numbered set of small books covering the complete Holy Bible - Old and New Testament, published in the 1920s by the Little Leather Library Corporation of New York. Each small book has a brown leather cover. The set is presented WITHOUT the shown book rack. All books are in VERY GOOD condition, covers and pages are intact. Some pages are yellowing but all pages are legible. There are no pencil marks or other markings on any of the pages. The wear of the books is consistent with the age of the books. A hard-to-find gem!. The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was founded in 1916 by Albert Boni, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackiem. It was one of the first attempts to mass-market inexpensive literary classics in the United States. The little Bible set is dark brown, embossed leatherette, that originally sold for $2.97,and the bookends sold for .69 cents!  ...more 

Price $195.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number 630)

1920ies Little Leather Library 30 volume Antique Bible Set in original cedar box

3 1/8" x 4 1/8" (each of the 30 volumes)

VERY GOOD (VG) - EXCELLENT (E)condition.

A rather unique and very attractive thirty (30) volume, numbered set of small books covering the complete Holy Bible - Old and New Testament, published in the 1920s by the Little Leather Library Corporation of New York. Each small book has a brown leather cover. The set is presented in a beautiful (original - as issued with the Bible set) cedar chest. Each book has a beautiful dark brown embossed leather cover, in raised lettering on each book is stamped “The Holy Bible,” also on each cover is the book(s) of the bible contained in the volume. In raised lettering on the spine are the book of the bible and the volume number from 1 - 30. The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was founded in 1916 by Albert Bone, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackiem. It was one of the first attempts to mass-market inexpensive literary classics in the United States. A few books have somewhat loose binding but most a in a very good condition. Some creases and signs of wear (as to be expected). No writing in the books, no staining or other damages. Overall a VERY UNIQUE set! ...more 

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Antique family Bible
The 'traditional' antique  Bible weighs about 1-10 lbs has a size in the range of 10" x 8" to 5" x 3".

Lord's Prayer in a Antique family Bible

 

When describing our Bibles we use the following definitions for conditions:

* EXCELLENT - not used very often, as this denotes a very, very good book - in "as new" condition.
* VERY GOOD - no major faults but it is not perfect.
* GOOD - below the condition of Very Good with faults that are listed in the description.
* FAIR - the book will be looking quite tired & have quite a bad problem that is listed in the description.
* POOR - this book has a major fault(s) that is described & possibly rather mangled.

The original manuscripts of the Old Testament (in Hebrew) and the New Testament (in Greek) of the Holy Bible have long been lost, however thanks to accurate copying by generations of scribes of the Old Testament and thousands of preserved old manuscripts and codices of the New Testament we can be assured that the original text has been accurately preserved.

Many translations have been made over the years. In the early days of Christianity the Hebrew Old Testament was usually read in a Greek translation (know as the Septuagint). As the church spread, the need for translations grew, taking the sacred text into widely accepted languages as well as local tongues.  The Bible was soon translated into Latin (the language of the Roman Empire ), Syriac (an Eastern Aramaic language), Coptic (Egyptian) and Arabic. Unfortunately, translations were not always accurate and errors were made. For this reason – and also because they wanted to discourage “ordinary” people to read the Bible – the (Roman) Catholic Church banned any further translations and used only a particular Latin text known as the Vulgate which had been translated from the Greek around 400 AD. In the 1380s the first English translations were made by John Wycliffe. By 1455 the printing press was invented (Gutenberg), and mass production capabilities made additional English versions and other language translations more readily available.

First issued from the press of Rouland Hall in 1560, the Geneva Bible was the first to print each verse as a paragraph, and to print in italics words not in the original text. The Geneva Bible's origin was due to a body of English Reformers of the Puritan Party who sought refuge in Geneva from the persecution of Queen Mary. This was the Bible of Shakespeare, John Milton, John Bunyan and Oliver Cromwell. The Pilgrims and Puritans brought it with them to America. 

In 1568, a translation known as the Bishops' Bible was introduced. Despite 19 editions being printed between 1568 and 1606, this Bible, referred to as the “rough draft of the King James Version”, never gained much of a foothold of popularity among the people. With the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Prince James VI of Scotland became King James I of England. The Protestant clergy approached the new King in 1604 and convinced him of their desire for a new translation to replace the Bishops' Bible.

This resulted in the combined effort of about fifty scholars to produce "translation to end all translations" (for a while at least)  From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press. 

The Geneva Bible

The Geneva Bible was the primary Bible of the 16th Century Protestant movement and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress. It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower, it was used by many English Dissenters, and it was still respected by Oliver Cromwell's soldiers at the time of the English Civil War.

What makes this version of the Holy Bible singularly unique in world history is that, for the very first time, a mechanically-printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids (collectively called an apparatus), which included verse citations which allow the reader to cross – reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible which acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indexes, as well as other includehe Geneva translators chose the term "breeches" for the coverings referenced in Genesis 3:7: "Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig tree leaves together, and made them selves breeches." Tyndale and Coverdale had previously ;; and the King James translators later followed Tyndale and Coverdale and used "aprons." This name, "Breeches Bible," was born out of the peculiarity of the term "breeches" and the implausibility that their coverings were in fact "breeches." The 1562 Geneva Bible was called the "Place-makers Bible" because of an erroneous rendering of Matthew 5:9: "Blessed are the place-makers." Later, the Geneva Bible also became known as the "Pilgrims Bible" because the Pilgrims brought Geneva Bibles when they sailed to the New World in 1620

The Bishops' Bible

The thorough Calvinism of the Geneva Bible (not so much displayed in the translation, which was acknowledged to be an excellent one, but in the marginal notes), offended the high-church party of the Church of England, to which almost all of its bishops subscribed. However, they were aware that the Great Bible of 1539 —which was the only version then legally authorized for use in Anglican worship—was severely deficient; in that much of the Old Testament was translated from the Latin Vulgate, rather than from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. In an attempt to replace the objectionable Geneva translation, they circulated one of their own, which became known as the Bishops' Bible.
The Bishops' Bible was first published in 1568, but was then re-issued in an extensively revised form in 1572

The King James Bible

As the sun began to set on the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), within Parliament a draft is drawn up under an Act of Parliament for the sole purpose of a new version of the Bible: "An act for the reducing of diversities of bibles now extant in the English tongue to one settled vulgar translated from the original."

The resulting (Authorized) King James Version is an English translation of the Bible from the original languages (Hebrew and Greek) begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. No book has had greater influence on the English language or on the English character. For the next three hundred years the majority of English men and women heard it read aloud Sunday after Sunday and, until within living memory, a very large proportion of people read the Bible with steady, life-long devotion in their own homes. And this great quality was carried to America, where its influence has hardly been less. All antique family Bibles published before 1881 are exclusive in the Authorized or King James translation.

The Revised Version

The Revised Version (or English Revised Version) of the Bible is a late 19th-century British revision of the King James Version the RV's publication, the nearly 300-year old King James Version was still the only viable English Bible in Victorian England. The RV, therefore, is regarded as the forerunner of the entire modern translation tradition. Other important enhancements introduced in the RV include arrangement of the text into paragraphs, printing Old Testament poetry in indented poetic lines (rather than as prose), and the inclusion of marginal notes to alert the reader to variations in wording in ancient manuscripts.

What determines the price of an antique Bible?

Generally, the factors that most effect a Bible’s price are:

  • Age… a 1573 printing costs more than a 1673 printing.
  • Size… a 12 to 17 inch tall “pulpit folio” costs more than a smaller Bible.
  • Extra Features…  Uniqueness (first edition), Psalter-Hymnals, Almanac-Calendars, Apocrypha, Maps, Concordances, Illustrations, decorative red ruling, etc.
  • Another thing that detracts from the monetary value of a family Bible is the handwritten genealogical information that they usually contain. Unless you're from a very famous family, or there is an individual in your family who is famous, this handwritten information reduces a Bible's value to a collector.

To a lesser extent, the elaborateness of the binding will effect the price, though the age of the binding usually has only a minimal effect, if any, on the price. Most readers/collectors will actually prefer a strong, fresh, new leather binding, to the worn and somewhat less attractive ancient bindings… though some do prefer the quaint, simple, somewhat distressed look of the older bindings.

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