1675 Complete First Edition - Illustrated - King James Quarto Bible printed in Oxford with all titles and Apocrypha - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1675 Complete First Edition - Illustrated - King James Quarto Bible printed in Oxford with all titles and Apocrypha
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 3" 
Publisher: Oxford, at the Theater
VERY GOOD + condition

Price: $2,950.00

EXQUISITE GENUINE 340 YEAR OLD KING JAMES BIBLE PRINTED AT THE THEATER IN OXFORD 1675 ****THE VERY FIRST EDITION OF THE KING JAMES VERSION**** AND THE VERY FIRST ENGLISH BIBLE EVER ****PRINTED AT OXFORD ! ****
A VERY RARE EXAMPLE THAT IS LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH 240 ENGRAVINGS !  THICK QUARTO EDITION

GENERAL TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, an amazing engraving that represents the Transfiguration above a mountain inscribed Mt. Tabor Matt. 17:1 ; across the centre is a label The Holy Bible ; in the foreground are seated two symbolical female figures: one, veiled, representing The Law ; the other with a nimbus, The Gospel ; on the base of a broke column to the left are the words At the Theater on Oxon., verso with ancient inscriptions and is lined with tissue, BEAUTIFUL !, COMPLETE.

GENERAL TITLE PAGE, 1 page, printed in the Oxford at the Theater, 1675, older tissue reinforcement at top, verso contains the table of contents, HISTORIC !, COMPLETE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A1 to Ccc4b , Features 150 detailed engravings and Floriated chapter initials throughout, NO damp staining, very faint and sporadic foxing without offense, virtually free of soiling, good margins all around, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia, paper is strong crisp, clean and bright, ancient ink stains on final page of Malachi, Three engravings with repaired tear outs : one affects only the margin, one with loss to lower outer corner affecting the image, one with loss to lower inner corner affecting the image, Just Amazing !, COMPLETE

THE APOCRYPHA, un-paginated , signed A1- I3b, printed in slightly smaller Roman type font than the Old and New Testaments, Features 13 detailed engravings and Floriated chapter initials throughout, NO damp staining, very faint and sporadic foxing without offense, virtually free of soiling, good footers and margins, a few headers trimmed tight to running headline occasionally, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia, paper is strong crisp, clean and bright, ancient ink stains on title page, WONDERFUL!, COMPLETE.

NEW TESTAMENT FRONTISPIECE , 1 page, blank recto, features Mary and the child Jesus with an inscription in French, JUST LOVELY !, COMPLETE.

NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE, 1 page, printed in the Oxford at the Theater, 1675, verso blank and clean, HISTORIC !, COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT TITLE ENGRAVING, 1 page, an amazing engraving featuring three cherubs carrying the label The New Testament ; an obelisk rests on a square base, on the former an angel writes with an arrow the words The Law of Love from The Hill of Sion, on the latter is inscribed The Law of fear from mount Sinai ; the step, on which the angel kneels ,bears the words At the Theater in Oxford 1675. , verso blank and clean, STUNNING !, COMPLETE.

THE NEW TESTAMENT, un-paginated, signed A1 - P7b, Features 77 detailed engravings and Floriated chapter initials throughout, NO damp staining, very faint and sporadic foxing without offense, virtually free of soiling, good footers and margins, a few headers trimmed tight to running headline occasionally, straight edges, strong corners, clean gutters, NO ripped, torn or missing pages, NO marginalia, paper is strong crisp, clean and bright, colophon dated 1673 indicating first edition, first issue, this error was discovered mid-run and later corrected to read 1675, WONDERFUL!, COMPLETE.

100% COMPLETE AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION!!!

AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL FIRST EDITION THAT IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS AND RARELY COMES UP FOR SALE!
AND RARELY EVER FOUND WITH 240 DETAILED ENGRAVINGS !
 
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