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1675 First Edition of the King James Bible Printed At Oxford


Title Page: 1675
Size: 10 x 7 x 3
Font: Roman Full Calf
End Papers: Cotton

Appraisal Value: $12,000

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1675 First King James Bible Printed At Oxford

[Bible in English.] The Holy Bible… Oxford: At the Theatre, 1675.

First edition, first printing, first variant (colophon dated 1673) of the first English Bible ever printed at Oxford – the beginning of a great tradition of Bible printing.

The first place the KJV was ever printed was London, in 1611.  Next, the KJV was printed at Cambridge in 1629.  This 1675 edition is the very first printing of the KJV Bible in its third printing location: Oxford.

Quarto. Collates complete. Engraved general title-page, printed general title-page, A-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa8, Bb8 (sic), Ccc4, (A)-(H)8, (I)3 [(I)4, blank, excised]; engraved New Testament title-page, printed NT title-page, (A-(P8 [8 a blank]. Some light damp and other occasional staining; intermittent light browning/foxing. Overall still a very clean copy, with very comfortable margins.

With Book of Common Prayer, Oxford 1675, bound in at the front and the 1675 Sternhold and Hopkins metrical Psalms bound in at back.

Herbert 719. DM 566. Madan, F., A Brief Account of the University Press at Oxford, Oxford 1908.