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1638 King James Bible
, Item # 1638RF

The 1638 ‘Corrected’ Cambridge Bible

[Bible in English.] The Holy Bible… Cambridge; Tho: Buck and Roger Daniel [1638].

“The authentique corrected Cambridge Bible, revised Mandato Regio, by the learned Doctor Ward, Doctor Goad of Hadley, Mr. Boyse, Mr. Mead, &c, and printed by the elaborate industry of Thomas Buck, Esquire and Mr. Roger Daniel in folio in 1638” (William Kilburne’s tract Dangerous Errors in Several Late Printed Bibles… 1659, reprinted in the Introduction to Loftie’s Century of Bibles, 1872, p. 35).

“In this edition, thus favorably noticed by Kilburne, the work of correction that was begun in the Cambridge 1629 Bible was carried further. The revisers took special care to render uniform the use of italics” (Herbert, p. 176).

This remained the standard text until the 1762 publication of Dr. Paris and Dr. Therhold’s Cambridge Bible.

Complete. Engraved general title (as a singleton, or perhaps a bifolium with the blank excised)(extended); A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Ggg6, Hhh4, Iii4, Kkk-Xxx6, Yyy4, A-R6.

The occasional small stain or light soiling; occasional short tear or repair. That said, overall, this is a very fresh and lovely copy, evenly ruled in red throughout. Very comfortably margined; a tall copy. Literally as nice a copy of this edition as one could desire.

Book of Common Prayer at front. Extensive 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Century family notes at end of BCP and on engraved general title-page, recto and verso.

Lovely old straight grain morocco, ruled and decorated in gilt. Rebacked, preserving old spine. New endpapers. Clamshelled.

Herbert 520. Norton, David, A Textual History of The King James Bible, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 89-94. DM403. STC 2331.

1638 Cambridge

king james

King James



Just The Facts

Item #1638RF
King James
Size: 16x11x4 "
OT Title: 1638
NT Title: 1638
Font: Roman

Additional Features:
Original Binding
Ruled In Red

Book of Common Prayer
Musical Staves In Psalter

Full Calf Binding
End Papers: Marble

Appraisal Value: $50,000

Sale Price: $29,000


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