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Bible. English. 1612. Authorized (i.e., "King James Version").
The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the originall tongues: & with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties speciall comandment.
Robert Barker, London, 1612. [also bound in] Church of England. The book of common prayer. London: Robert Barker, 1613. 4to. [46] ff. [also bound in] Speed, John. The genealogies. [London: printed by John Beale, 1613 or 1614]. 4to. [1] f., 34 pp., [2] ff. [also bound in] Bible. O.T. Psalms. Sternold & Hopkins. The booke of psalmes, collected into English. London: Imprinted for the Companie of Stationers, 1614. 4to. [5] ff., [1], 115 pp., [5] ff. (last leaf in facsim.). A very typical combination of religious texts in one thick, handsomely bound volume, but => of extra interest as the Bible is the presence of the first quarto printing of the "King James Version." The Bible is printed in roman type, double-column format, with Ruth III, 15 reading "she went," and the last register marks are in square brackets. Binding: 17th-century dark red goat, covers with ornate corner and centerpiece design composed of gilt-stamped foliate motifs and drawer-handle decorations of inlaid black leather and gilt, framed in black inlaid band and gilt rolls, spine with similar motifs between raised bands. Marbled endpapers; turn-ins with gilt rolls. Provenance and other markings: Main title-page with elements of its woodcut border highlighted in old red ink; front endpapers and blank opposite title-page both with extensive notes and doodles, some in early ink, some in pencil, some heavily inked over, and some strikingly calligraphic. Among these are a very large rendering of a => flying dragon, large swooshes of pen-testings (some in red ink), and the names of Thomas Cobb and Peter Whatley (twic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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