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1616 - King James Bible
A new form of quarto in roman type. The titles are dated 1616, but the colophon 1615. This edition is remarkable for its two general titles, the engraved specimen being inserted as an additional embellishment. The words Appointed…occur only on engraved title.
The King James Bible is the most printed book in the history of the world. Any so-called “1611” King James Version you buy today at the local Christian Bookstore is absolutely NOT the 1611. .. it is the 1769 Revised ‘Standard’ Oxford edition, even though it admits that nowhere, and may even say “1611” in the front… it’s just not true. Prepare to be shocked! The spellings have been revised, and some words changed, in almost every printing done since 1769, and fourteen entire books plus extra prefatory features have been removed from almost every printing done since 1885!
The King James version of the Bible is the only book that can claim one billion (one thousand million) copies in-print. It was the official Bible of the Church of England - the "Anglican Church" - for almost four centuries. The 1611 King James Bible was a revision of the 1568 Bishops Bible, which was a revision of the 1539 Great Bible of King Henry VIII. It remains the most well-known, and most loved translation of the Bible unto this day. The printings of the King James Bible produced in the 1600's and early 1700's are so strikingly different than the "King James Version" Bibles being published in modern times, it is a wonderful re-capturing of our Christian heritage to actually own one of the precious ancient copies that were among the first to come off a press.
Imagine... having a genuine original ancient King James Bible as a family heirloom or display item for your home.
Item # 1616KES
Appraisal Value: $12,000