A leaf from the very first press run of the original King James Bible: literally printed in the year 1611 in London, England… these leaves are over 400 years old. For many people, the English language Bible as we know it today IS the King James Bible, and there is no printing of the King James Bible even ONE year older than these 1611 leaves. They come with a beautiful Certificate of Authenticity printed on marbleized cardstock. The King James Bible remains the greatest book in the English language and the best-selling book of all time. Whether framed and displayed in your home or given as a wonderfully unique gift: these ancient original treasures are so large and beautifully typeset as to command the attention they deserve. They cause people to stop and stare in awe… and sometimes in disbelief that it could possibly be the real thing. It is!
These HUGE “Pulpit Folio” size leaves measure approximately 15 to 16 inches tall by 10 to11 inches wide… you can read them from halfway across the room. They are our largest, most beautiful, and most popular Bible leaves. Printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet, not wood-pulp paper like books today; they remain in excellent condition… even after 400 years. Each leaf is a unique piece of ancient artwork, carefully produced one at a time by the King’s printers using a movable-type press, and later bound together into whole Bibles, and chained to every church pulpit in England. These genuine original antiquities are among the rarest and most precious pieces of our history and Christian heritage.
Note: The narration of this video was done in 2008, so the statement that these leaves were “397 years old” is out-of-date. These 1611 leaves are more than four centuries old now, as they were literally printed in 1611.
“The Forbidden Book” Leaf-Book is for those who want an understanding of how we got the English Bible that is deeper and more detailed than we can provide on our website’s English Bible History page. This 110-page spiral-bound book is the full syllabus for those who attend our two-day series of eight one-hour lectures at our Bible History Symposium. It also contains a set of either three or four genuine original ancient Bible Leaves inside the book, which many people choose to remove and frame. This scholarly yet entertaining volume gives you “The Big Picture”. Featuring an expanded historical timeline, and several full-color pages… this book is a wonderful addition to any Christian’s library and an organized reference work that you will refer to again and again. The amazing story of the preservation of God’s Word throughout the centuries is so vividly brought to life; we think you will find it hard to put this book down. The real treasure of this package is the set of three ancient Bible Leaves. You get a page from an original King James Bible printed before 1650, a page from a Geneva Bible printed before 1644, a page from an ancient Psalter Hymnal of the 1500s with musical staves and diamond-shaped music notes