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Antique King James Bibles from the period 1611-1700
(the King James Bible was first published in 1611)
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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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(stock number L30)
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

The RAREST and FIRST King James quarto Bible printed !- ONLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE KING JAMES BIBLE WAS FIRST PRINTED -
 Vintage King James 1612 'Hee' Bible in a VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. Beautifully well preserved over 4 centuries - only the second King James Bible ever printed (only second to the 1611 folio KJV) with still some of the first edition (of 1611) printing errors, including the famous misprint in Ruth 3:15 ("... and hee went into the city" instead of she, see also one of the pictures below) as well as 'Emorite' in Genesis 10:16 (instead of Amorite). Bound in black cloth cover with corner protections (last rebound in June 1952 by Dr L Jessel according to inscription)
With the Original (rare) General Title page: The edition's general title has a similar design as the 1611 first edition folio (this is the only quarto that has that title) showing the Apostles on the top, Moses and Aaron on each side of the text block and Luke and John at the bottom. Title: "The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Teftament, and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, by his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to be read om Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1612." Also the original New Testament title present,  double column Roman letter text, both titles & the colophon also dated 1612. The first quarto of King James' version. Roman font with lines around the text. ALL ORIGINAL and ALL COMPLETE!
A historical 1612 HEE King James Bible!  See more info
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Price: $4,750.00

(stock number L33)
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 3"  
VERY GOOD condition

A vintage quarto COMPLETE (!!) King James 1613 'He' Bible in a WELL PRESERVED condition. Beautifully well preserved over almost 4 centuries - one of the first King James Bibles printed with still some of the first edition (of 1611) printing errors, including the famous misprint in Ruth 3:15 ("... and he went into the city" instead of she, see also one of the pictures below). This is also 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 Original Tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie. ANNO 1613."
Rare First Quarto 'HE' (much rarer that the 'SHE' version) Edition. Both the general title and the New Testament title are present, printed within decorative woodcut borders, all prelims are present, Apocrypha present, double column black letter text, both titles & the colophon also dated 1613. Also bound with the full extensive two-table Concordance, a Book of Common Prayer (title 1641) and a musical/metrical Psalter (title 1619, almost complete, lacks a few pages after the prayers). It also is bound with a Speed's Genealogies (including the rare double page map!)
Custom clam shell case labeled 1613 King James Bible  See more info

Price: $1,595.00

(stock number I01)
Size:  quarto 9" x 7" x 3 1/2"
 VERY GOOD and Daily Usable condition

1633 complete King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD and antiquarian quality and style rebound condition, bound together with a Book of Common Prayer (lacks before catechism), complete edition of Speed's Genealogies & Map of Canaan, the Apocrypha and a metric/musical Psalter (title 1636, lacks after Psalm 132).  Gorgeously rebound in antiquarian contemporary style blind-stamped leather covers and a spine with the texts "Holy Bible"  printed in gold letters on the spine. The Bible text is printed in double columns in easy to read Roman letter font.
Has the complete illustrated genealogies (by John Speed. with title page and the famous highly sought after double page map of Canaan), followed by the Old Testament (with title 1633 and prelims), Apocrypha and New Testament (with title 1633), complete, with various woodcuts, colophons and decorated first chapter initials.
Title: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former tranflations diligently compared and revifed, By his Majefties fpeciall commandement, Appointed to bee read in Churches. Imprinted at London By Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie, and the Affignes of Iohn Bill. M.DC.XXXIII." Both this general title page as the New Testament title page is a woodcut-engraved title with words in a sort of heart shape in the center; woodcuts depict 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples. ...more details...
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(Stock number: I79)
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 2.5"   
VERY GOOD+ condition

1649 exquisite, COMPLETE and SPECIAL King James quarto Bible in an overall VERY GOOD+ and high quality rebound condition. KJV WITH GENEVA notes and Junius' Annotations on Revelation. The edition closely imitates the favorite quarto Geneva Bible (Herbert #620). The King James translation was pushed by the Church of England to replace the Geneva Bible which was very popular among the English language groups. This was the FIRST Authorized/King James version Bible to include the extensive in-text Geneva notes!
"The Holy Bible.....With most profitable Annotations...... Which notes have never before been set forth with this new Translation: But are now placed in due order with great care and industrie." All decorative titles present. Decorative capitals. Roman font in double columns with extensive side and foot notes. Contains: 1. John Speed's GENEALOGIES (lacks title page) 2. DOUBLE PAGE MAP of THE HOLY LAND 3. HOLY BIBLE (OT & APOCRYPHA & NT) 4. TWO RIGHT PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES 5. CONCORDANCE by CLEMENT COTTON 6. THE BOOK of PSALMS (Title Page Dated 1649. Ends on Psalm 139). THE BINDING is a SUPERB 1912 DATED FULL PATTERNED BROWN BRONZE/LEATHER by ZAEHNSDORF !!! VERY FIRM EXTERNALLY & INTERNALLY. VERY GOOD CLASPS !!!
 A special King James Bible with Geneva notes! ... more details ...
(Stock number: L12)
Size: LARGE FOLIO, 15" x 10" x 3.5"    
WELL PRESERVED and DAILY USABLE condition

    "The Holy Bible Containing the Old Teftament And The New. Newly tranflated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Tranflations diligently Compared & Revifed. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. London, Printed by Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd, Printers to the Kings Moft Excellent Majefty ... MDCXCVI [1696]"
A very attractive, textually complete, 17th century large folio KJV Bible
Engraved general title, followed by the complete text of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament (lacks NT title)
 The Bible is also bound with a textually complete Book of Common Prayer (lacks title page), also including the Psalms and the Thirty Nine articles of Religion.
   An extra large,w ell preserved, folio KJV Bible ... more details ...
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(stock number L10)
Size:  large quarto 9.5 x 8 x 2.75
  close to EXCELLENT (E) condition

*KING JAMES BIBLE* PRINTED BY CHARLES BILL & THOMAS NEWCOMB, PRINTERS TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY AT LONDON IN 1676/1698/1700: “ …THAT SCRIPTURE IS THE BEST INTERPRETER OF SCRIPTURE:- “ WONDERFULLY REBOUND IN LUXURIOUS BURGUNDY VELVET.
This Bible features beautiful floriated initials at the start of each book, The preface by John Canne on "THE SCRIPTURE TO BE THE BEST INTERPRETER OF SCRIPTURE" and the highly desirable additional Book of Psalms or the Psalter. The cotton linen paper this Bible is printed on is bright clean, crisp and supple, virtually no damp staining, minor usual soiling from use, good margins throughout, no torn loose or missing pages, clean gutters, straight edges and strong corners, the first two leaves of the Book of Common Prayer have the upper corners repaired resulting in loss to several words of the text, final few leaves of the Whole Book of Psalms with some minor and faint foxing, very good condition overall & 100% COMPLETE as intended by the printer- a perfect copy!  ...more details ...

Price: $1,275.00

 
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