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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 revised: By his Majesties speciall commandment [Authorized version, King James version]
London: Bohnam Norton and John Bill (et al), 1619-1621. Early printing. Hardcover. 2-inch split at top of front joint, surface scuffing to leather, else binding quite sturdy and presentable; text lacking first 6 leaves of Book of Common Prayer; lacking 2 leaves (C3 & C4) of the Genealogies; general title page with 1.5" torn away across top and 1.5" wide strip at fore-edge from center of page up; first gathering of OT with upper margin cropped close, short tears to fore-edge margins, second gathering of OT somewhat grubby and with short tears to fore-edge margins; ffl Hhh3 & Hhh5 in NT lower outside corner torn away with loss of text; last 14 leaves of Psalms lacking. Overall, text is quite clean. . 4to, 205 x 155 mm (8.25 x 6 inches), early plain full calf with 5 raised bands; black-letter text (except for title pages, tables, chapter preliminaries, etc.). Text begins with the Book of Common Prayer (first 6 leaves absent). Separate title pages for: "The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scripture . . ." by J. S. (i'e' John Speed, undated, with double-page map); general title page for "The Holy Bible" dated 1619; "The New Testament" dated 1620 with imprint on title page Robert Barker and John Bill and on colophon same date with only Robert Barker's name; "Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances . . ." dated 1619 with imprint of Burnham Norton and John Bill; "The Whole Book of Psalms" dated 1621 with imprint of the Company of Stationers. Collation: A-E8 (lacking A1-6); A-E4 (lacking C3 & C4); A8 (OT title page, Epistle Dedicatory, The Translator to the Reader followed by new A) A-Sss8; A-K8 (+ 2 unsigned leaves); A-F8 (lacking all after F2). Corresponds with Herbert 374: Bible text ends on Sss8, signature Hhh omitted; Ggg6b with "S. Matthew" instead of "S. Mark" in heading; includes Genealogy with map, and Concordances. With added (though defective) Book of Common Prayer and Psalmes. A few mid-eighteenth century birth records (Knight family) to blank leaf facing Concordance and to final blank leaf. Herbert 374; STC 2258.
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