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The King James Bible
[Bible in English.] The/Holy/Bible./Containing/the Old Testa-/ment, and the New:/Newly translated out of the/Originall Tongues: and with/the former Translations diligently / compared and reuised, By his/Maiestied speciall Com-/mandement./Appointed to be read in Churches./Imprinted at / London by Robert Barker,/Printer to the Kings mosdt Excellent Maiestie: and by the assignes/of Iohn Bill./ Anno 1634
The fourth folio issued of the King James Bible.
Ideal collation: A4 B4 C6 (Calendar) D4 A-Z6 etc – Aaaaaa-Dddddd6; 732 ff. (collates as 1617 edition). Genuine copy: Yy6, end of Esther/beginning of Job; Xxxxx6 in Ephesians; and last leaf of Revelation. John Speed Genealogies are bound in at back, rather then in front as usual: incomplete, stained, rough. Does not included the sometimes seen John Speed map.
Many supplied leaves, especially toward end. Repairs; extension – heavier as you near the end. Foremargins extended from Romans to end. Most of the rest of the book is clean and nice; some staining to lower tip at the beginning. Some iintrusive pentrials at 3P6 in Isaiah. Strip of paper pasted over a manuscript note at end of Malachi.
Modern dark red-brown leather, gilt. All edges red. Signed: Grace Bindings. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Bookplate of Noted American Bible collector Jonathan Byrd.
Herbert 487; Darlow & Moule 376; STC 2312
Please Note: This is a low-resolution photo, which shows the format, but makes reading the text nearly impossible. In reality, the text of these Bibles is large enough and clear enough to read very easily.
Appraisal Value: $125,000
Sale Price: $40,000