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Antique Illustrated King James Bibles from the period 1660-1700
(the first illustrated KJV's were printed in 1660)
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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 L28)
Size: QUARTO, 9.5" x 7" x 4.5"
PRISTINE and  EXCELLENT and (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. Cambridge, Printed by John Hayes, Printer to the Univerfitie 1676" 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 full leather binding and gold decorations. All page edges gilt.
Bound with a complete 'Book of Common Prayer' (with title page, prelims/calendars, prayers and Psalter). Followed by the complete Old Testament (with ornament title page), Apocrypha and New Testament (with 2 titles, 1683).
 Illustrated with over 100 leaves of AMAZING, engravings, also including a set of portraits of the apostles. The Bible is EXTENSIVELY red-ruled (by hand) throughout - very attractive!
Complete in every aspect with a total of 4 title pages! This is an extensive volume printed on extra thick paper and is therefore close to 4.5" thick!
This large/thick quarto sized Bible is in a PRISTINE and  EXCELLENT and (daily) usable condition. Clean roman letter text throughout, with clean pages and paper. Inlaid title to BcP. No writings. Beautifully detailed illustrations - red ruled throughout.
A scarce bible, with an excellent collection of engravings. 

Price: $3,975.00

 
 
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