Lot 15 of 196:
King James Bible 1628  

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Lot closed - unsold
$3,000 - $5,000

The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the originall tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and reuised by his Maiesties speciall commandement. Appointed to be read in churches.



Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill



Text in two columns, black letter. Preceded by the Book of Common Prayer (1626) and Genealogies, with a double-page map of the Holy Land following the latter, and text "A Description of Canaan, and the bordering Countries."  Both the general title and the New Testament title-pages with elaborate historiated woodcut borders. (4to) 22.3x16.5 cm (8¾x6½"), period calf tooled in blind, with metal corner protectors and central bosses to covers, leather clasps lacking.

Early King James Bible in an impressive period binding in need of some restoration. On the front flyleaves is taped an ink note suggesting that the initials EA on the page before the Genealogies was likely those of Edward Audley. Bookplate of J. Roger Charles. Herbert 411.

Lot Amendments

Binding with normal rubbing and wear, covers detached with rather crude cello tape repairs; internally in very good or better condition, well worthy of restoration.

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