Lot 183 of 253:
Leaf from the 1611 King James Bible  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
A Leaf from the 1611 King James Bible with "The Noblest Monument of English Prose" by John Livingston Lowes & "The Printing of the King James Bible" by Louis I. Newman

Author:

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Book Club of California

Date:
1937

Description:

Essays by John Livingston Lowes & Louis I. Newman. (Folio) 39.5x27.5 cm. (15½x10½") cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

With an original leaf containing two chapter head initial letters, from The Book of Nehemiah, chapter 6, along with potions of chapters 5 and 7. The book printed in red and black with hand-illuminated initials. The leaves "are from an incomplete copy of the rare first edition of the King James Version, the famous "He" Bible of 1611. Set in double columns and printed from black-letter type, the folio pages are handsome examples of early Seventeenth Century printing...". BCC 51; GB 275.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some spots of foxing at board edges; scattered foxing to page margins, some spotting at edges of leaf; very good.


 
Item number:
283857
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