MAKE ME AN OFFER!! SO RARE THAT ONLY TWO (2) ARE LISTED AS BEING IN THE U. ONLY A FEW SMALL OCTAVO POCKET SIZE 1612 (Old Test) 1613 (New Test) KING JAMES BIBLES WERE PRINTED, THEY ARE ALMOST NON EXISTENT! The Old Testament was Dated 1612, and the New Testament is Dated 1613 and the Colophon is also Dated 1613. Octavo, measuring 6.50″ x 4.50″, Rebound in 1/2 Calf Leather with marbled boards. (Herberts 321) with Matthew 1:23 reading: “Foorth”. The King James Bible was first published in 1611 and indisputably is the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. This Bible has been printed with the reading ” and she went into the citie” at Ruth 3:15 hence this has been dubbed the “She” Bible, unlike the mistake in the First Edition “He” Bible of 1611. A rare and important bible, this is the octavo version of the she version of the King James Bible, was published in the same year as the first folio edition, in 1613. This octavo version is much rarer than the folio version (or the Quarto version) — ESTC records only two copies in North America , at Union Theological Seminary and Yale University. Beautiful finely bound new leather and marbled paper over boards binding with gilt titling to spine, as shown, Bound with newer EPs. The New Testament is very worn, with loss to a few pages with some light text loss, cropped a bit close affecting running headlines at top and shaving a few letters from a few sidenotes. But otherwise the New Testament is apparently complete , ending on KKK8 at per ESTC and Herberts 321. The Old Testament is considerably defective, with loss of all the text before Leviticus, with considerable loss to the first fifty leaves present due to rodent damage and generally very worn throughout. There are some scattered instances of marginalia and family records, mostly to the verso of the NT title and the last leaf, opposite the colophon. The names Robert Withrop, dated 1749, as well as John Midgley and Jane Ramsden can be seen as well, the later two early to mid 17th century. The Bible is printed in two columns with frequent notes and marginal commentary. Includes a handful of illustrated vignettes and borders throughout, as shown, as well as the engraved NT title page. Despite the defects, an opportunity to get a truly important Bible in a fine binding, containing a substantially complete New Testament and a sizable fragment of the Old Testament. You will Never see another one! DON’T LET SOMEBODY ELSE BEAT YOU TO THIS MUSEUM PIECE! EVERYTHING MUST GO BY APRIL 1ST! SEE MY OTHER RARE & VALUABLE ANTIQUES BEING AUCTIONED RIGHT NOW! Thank you and God Bless You! The free listing tool. The item “1612-1613 ANTIQUE OCTAVO KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE Jesus Christian Religious Church” is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2015. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “the-word” and is located in Albuquerque. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Binding: 1/2 Leather & Marbled Boards
- Subject: Religion & Spirituality
- Topic: Christianity, Bibles
- Origin: England
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year Printed: 1612