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"
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 are 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
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!