Illustrated King James Bibles from the period 1611-1700 - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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Antique Illustrated King James Bibles from the period 1660-1700
(the first illustrated KJV's were printed in 1660)
How to browse through our Bibles:
All Bibles are listed in order of publishing date. For each Bible there is a seperate detailed webpage with many, many more pictures that you can reach by clicking on the title of the Bible or at the 'more details' link at the end of the description.
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 most 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 and if applicable the clasps are cleaned and restored. This is not just a patch job! This process brings the strength of the book back to its original quality!

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Price: $1,995.00

(stock number K85)
Size: 7" x 5" x 2" (Octavo)
VERY GOOD (VG)+ condition

A STUNNING 1650 KING JAME BIBLE PRINTED only 39 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST EDITION !!! THE BIBLE and SUBSEQUENT PSALM BOOK are BOTH COMPLETE.
 HOLY BIBLE (OT & NT - NO APOCRYPHA). Pages beautifully ruled throughout in red. Roman text is quite small though bright and legible. Beautiful engraving of Adam and Eve to top of first leaf of Genesis.
 FURNISHED with 85 STUNNING CONTEMPORARY PLATES within NEW TESTAMENT !!! ***
THE BINDING is a LAVISH near contemporary smooth red goatskin leather. The boards are deeply gilded to borders with continuous patterns of crowns, crosses and floral rolls. The spine is profusely gilded in plain diamond effect patterns. The board edges and inner margins are gilt etched (dentelle.) Finished with fine yellow, red & green marbled end papers.
PUBLISHED by the Company of Stationers, 1650.
A GORGEOUS red-ruled extensively ILLUSTRATED 1650 KJV Bible! ...more details...
(stock number H10)
Size: Octavo, 7" x 5" x 2.5
VERY GOOD - DAILY USABLE 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. Oxford: Printed for Tho. Guy at the Oxford Armes and the Westside of the Royall Exchange 1681."
A gorgeous and extensively illustrated Bible in a very good condition with (original?) crushed morocco binding with extensively gold stamped decorations. All page edges gilt with gauffered decorations. Later marbled endpapers and free-endpapers.  Exquisite binding!
Engraved general title; architectural design, with Moses, Aaron, Jeremiah and Isaiah and frontispiece of Charles II
 Illustrated with over 100 (estimated) leaves of AMAZING full-page engravings. The Bible also has a complete Book of Common Prayer (with title 1681) and a metric Psalm book at the end - all complete!
Bible text is also complete with titles and prelims.
A special illustrated KJV Bible!     ...more details...

Price: $1,450.00

 
 
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