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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/Maiesties speciall Com-/mandement./Appointed to be read in Churches./Imprinted at/ London by Robert Barker,/Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie: and by the assignes/of Iohn Bill./ Anno 1634.
The fourth distinct folio edition of the King James Bible.
Collation: A4 B4 C6 D4 A-Z6 etc - Aaaaaa-Dddddd6; 732 ff. (collates as 1617 edition).
General title-page facsimile. Some soiling. Some minor tears and repairs, all as expected. Wear increases toward end of Revelation as usually seen with final leaf being repaired.
Herbert 487; Darlow & Moule 376; STC 2312. Lea Wilson 112.
1865 A Description of the Great Bible
FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, and the Six Editions of Cranmer's Bible, 1540 and 1541, Printed by Grafto and Whitechurch: also of the Editions, in Large Folio, of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures, Printed in the Years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640.
Illustrated with Titles, and with Passages from the Editions, the Genealogies, and the Maps, Copied in Facsimile, also with Identification of every Leaf of the First Seven, and of many Leaves of the other Editions; on Fifty-One Plates. TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF OF EACH OF THE EDITIONS DESCRIBED.
London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865. Folio. 41.7 x 27 cm. [viii], 42pp. + 52[f., with two charts, one of them folding, and 14 original leaves from early Bibles. Francis Fry collected more than 1300 early Bibles, focusing on Tyndale, Coverdale, and Cranmer. This is an extraordinary leaf book, in almost perfect condition.
With Presentation and Signature of Francis Fry.
1634 King James Pulpit Folio
Item # FF1865S
Appraisal Value for both items: $70,000
Sale Price: $30,000