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First Cambridge Edition King James Version Bible (1629)
Cambridge, England: 1629. Very good for the Bible's age. See full description below. The King James Version was first published in 1611, and first edition copies start at about $100K. This is one of only three first edition "Cambridge" printings (1629, published 18 years later) that I've seen anywhere for sale. The other two were offered at $29K and $25K. This one was purchased from one of the two or three most reputable antique Bible dealers in the country, and this is the finest copy of a first edition Cambridge KJV that he had ever seen. Ironically, the retooled leather cover says, "Book of Common Prayer," but this may reflect the title on an earlier spine, as well as the Anglican tendency, so often pointed out by Separatists and Non-Conformists, to hold the Prayer Book in higher esteem than the Bible itself. It also reflects the first of the five sections of this volume, all under one cover: 1) Book of Common Prayer 2) Old Testament 3) Apocrypha 4) New Testament 5) Metric Psalms (the Anglican "hymnal" of the time) Please note -- The first two pages at the beginning of the Book of Common Prayer section are reinforced by thin Japanese paper, with small worn traces at the fringes. There are a few pages with some faint damp staining on the edges, without offense to the pages as a whole. The general Title Page is possibly a fine facsimile on sympathetic cotton linen paper, but it is also possibly original (as the "match" is nearly perfect, if it is a replacement). On the verso of the New Testament title page is an ancient family birth, baptism, and death register -- historic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: wilsondealer [Santa Clara, California, US]
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