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King James Bible
1676 Quarto Illustrated and Red-ruled King James With Book Of Common Prayer
John Hayes, Cambridge, 1676. "The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge, Printed by John Hayes, Printer to the Univerfitie 1676." An exquisitely beautiful and very rare illustrated Bible in a rare condition and quarto sized (usually these illustrated Bibles are in the smaller octavo size) with full leather binding and gold decorations. All page edges gilt. Bound with a complete 'Book of Common Prayer' (with title page, prelims/calendars, prayers and Psalter). Followed by the complete Old Testament (with ornament title page), Apocrypha and New Testament (with 2 titles, 1683). Illustrated with over 100 leaves of amazing engravings, also including a set of portraits of the apostles. The Bible is extensively red-ruled (by hand) throughout - very attractive! Complete in every aspect with a total of 4 title pages! This is an extensive volume printed on extra thick paper and is therefore close to 4.5" thick! This large/thick quarto sized Bible is in a near mint condition and suitable for daily use. Clean roman letter text throughout, with clean pages and paper. Inlaid title to BcP. No writings. Beautifully detailed illustrations. A scarce bible, with an excellent collection of engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: AntiqueBibleDotCom [SEQUIM, WA, U.S.A.]
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