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: Afsigned of J.
Bill & Chr. Barker, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty,
exquisitely beautiful and very rare COLOR (amazingly detailed
colored by hand likely by the publisher who also did the red-lining) illustrated Bible
antiquarian quality rebound with (original?) full leather binding
with blind stamped decorations. All page edges gilt. Engraved general title; architectural design.
second general title (next to New Testament 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."
A beautiful c17th rare
illustrated Bible dated c1671 hand ruled in red throughout
indicating noble ownership originally and adorned with
numerous rare, striking and vivid hand colored
illustrations by Fredrick Van Hove in all approx 141
illustrated pages throughout the bible and with some being a
large full page illustration and some having numerous
illustrations to the page.
Superb hard back dark tan leather binding with decorative
fine tooling to the borders of both the front and back
boards with the spine also having fine decorative tooling,
raised ribbing with tooled and gold leaf gilded wording '
Holy Bible ' .
Complete King James Bible, containing both the Old and New
Testament ,with dedication page, main title page and
separate title page for the New Testament, also dated 1671.
Inside the bible does show it's age somewhat especially to
some of the first dozen or so pages (see pictures). The
illustrations are numbers and it seems like about a dozen might be
lacking. They are absolutely stunning throughout the
bible in both the Old and New Testament, particularly
striking are the extremely vivid colors with some beautiful
examples being The Creation, cuts of the Saints including
Saint Andrew, patron Saint of Scotland, each with a large
main picture of the Saint in the foreground and a background
vignette of his method of execution. The illustrations in
the Book of Revelation are amazing, some of which are
depictions of The Beast, The Seven Vials, The Whore of
Babylon, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Christ's
Glorious Appearance, The Plague of Locusts and Satan Bound.
The beautiful original cutts by Frederick Hendrick van Hove
( 1628- 1698) were first published in London in 1671 so likely this
was the first or one of the first publications.
The Bible's binding is high quality restored and it can be read and
used daily without any concerns. Some occasional smaller age related
damages (see many pictures below) and about 6 illustrations are laid
on new paper. All in all an amazingly beautiful unique colored