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    1613 First Quarto Black Letter King James Bible, with Apocrypha, Genealogies and Map
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3" 
 Publisher: Robert Barker, London
close to VERY GOOD
Bible is SOLD
A King James 1613 - First Quarto Black Letter - 'She' Bible in a close to VERY GOOD condition. Well preserved over almost 4 centuries -  King James Bibles printed with the 'she' text in Ruth 3:15 ("... and she went into the city" ). This is also one of the first black letter quarto edition of the KJV ever printed. Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1613." Both this general title page as the New Testament title page (dated 1614) are within historiated  woodcut borders; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples. Black Letter (Gothic font) double column text.
It starts with  the (32 page, lacking last leaf) genealogies (with title page), including the VERY RARE double page map of Canaan, the Apocrypha. Ends with colophon 1614. Various decorated first chapter capitals, colophons and other engravings.
BOUND in VERY RECENT FULL SPECKLED TAN CALF LEATHER BINDING WITH ORNATELY GILT PATTERNED BOARD BORDERS AND WITH STUNNING LAVISHLY GILDED SPINE in COMPARTMENTS. FINISHED WITH RED GILDED TITLE LABEL.
This QUARTO sized King James Bible is in an overall close to VERY GOOD  condition. Complete Bible text with title pages. The Genealogies section has edge and corner clipped pages (see pictures). Bible shows wear throughout. Leaves are good though with general age toning and occasional variable staining. Headers virtual all intact as seen.Gen.1 leaf is off-set a little with small gap at top inner corner. Early leaves in main title page a bit thumbed. 2" closed tear to (Judges ch.1.) THREE SECTIONS of HALF a DOZEN LEAVES have MARGINAL EDGE CHIPPING. These are Amos / Habakkuk, Matthew and Colossians / 2 Timothy (also top corners lost.). A handful of other minor closed tears.
An attractive 1613/1614 quarto black letter King James Bible!
 
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