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!
It also has the famous and well
sought after, complete (34 page, with title page) Speed's genealogies, tracing Christ
back to Adam "with the Line of our Sauiour Jesvs Christ obferued
from Adam to the bleffed Virgin MARY") complete (no map).
This Bible is described in
Herbert's catalog as number 313.
Remarkable preserved condition!
Easy to open and read.
All complete per Herbert's description (no Apocrypha):
prelims, titles, colophons etc etc are original and present. Paper
in amazing condition - complete and nice margins all around, very,
very few damages. Few small tears, a few isolated smudges etc. Also
bound with a 'title to the second part' in front of Psalms (this one
was likely inserted from a 1500s/early1600s Geneva Bible). Some
clippings and scribbles from previous owners. This is one of
the best preserved 1612's still around! See the many pictures below.
A historical 1612 HEE King