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The Holy Bible King James Version First Edition Facsimile 1611 The Authorized Version Conteyning the Old Testament and the New
Facsimile of the King James Bible of 1611. Would make an incredible gift for either a devout Christian of any denomination, English or otherwise, or a history and English literature buff, scholar and/or instructor. Will ship media mail, otherwise if needed for a gift, ship by priority mail (second shipping option).The Holy Bible Conteyning the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and reuised by His Maiesties Special Comandment. Appointed to be read in Churches. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie. Anno Dom 1611.King James Version Facsimile of the true first edition printed by Robert Barker in 1611 in conjunction with the 400th anniversary. This edition produced by The Bible Museum, Litchfield Park, Arizona. Hardcover in black binding (no dust jacket as issued) Over 1000 pages long in black letter. Small folio, 11" x 9". Includes Old and New Testaments, Booke of Common Prayer, and Apocrypha. Also, replica of the map of Canaan by John Speed. As NEW in shrink-wrap. An astronomically more economic means to acquiring a 1611 King James. An original copy printed in 1611 just sold at auction at Sotheby's for $440,000 (including buyer's premium), the winning bid was $380,000.While this is not quite the size of the original lectern version of the King James Bible which can measure a whopping 17.5" x 12", but rather, an affordable copy of the original 1611 King James Bible in a desk-reference or bookshelf-reference size (like a dictionary), measuring as a quarto or small folio, about 11"x9". Or perhaps you or a loved one desire a copy that is portable enough to take to church, and carry around for personal study. The small folio reduced-size Facsimile Reproduction of the 1611 First Edition King James Bible measures approximately 11 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches thick, and weighs about 10 pounds. (So actually... it's still a fairly large and heavy book). The binding is hardcover black imitation leather with gold stamping along the spine. Each page was computer-scanned from an original copy of 1611, and printed on heavy cream paper. In a much more manageable "medium-folio" size, rather than the original "giant pulpit folio" size, it remains otherwise an exact photographic duplicate of the very first press run of world's most beloved book.Most people have never seen what the original King James Bible looks like, and having one in your home will provide you with a great conversation-piece, and an object of great beauty.Brief History: When King James VI of Scotland succeeded Queen Elizabeth I and became King James I of England in 1603, only two English Bibles were available for buyers: The Bishop's Bible (Queen Elizabeth's commissioned Bible) and the Geneva Bible, the most popular of the two. (The Rheims New Testament in English existed but in far smaller quantity.) In 1604, James convened a conference concerning the future of the Anglican Church/Church of England, called the Hampton Court Conference. James would entertain changes to aspects of the church and invited church scholars and clergy to petition for current concerns and/or changes, be they minor or radical. As the institution's de facto head, the king could accept or reject almost any provisions of the church, notably hierarchy and ceremony, with the exception of doctrine. He rejected the Puritans' solicitations which desired to get rid of hierarchy and ceremony, aspects James decided he appreciated. Towards the end of the conference, a small group of Puritans (2 or 3), suggested to James he commission a new translation of the Bible into English to unite the kingdoms of Scotland and England. The result would be a 7-year project of about 6 teams of translators consisting of 5 or 6 people per team. The result became the Bible translation which now forever bears his name is perhaps the most famous English translation of the Bible of all time. It appeared in folio in black letter type in 1611, and subsequent editions in smaller sizes appeared in 1612 and thereafter.Media mail will be $6.50, medium flat-rate box, $15 domestic, $65 international. Please contact me with any questions before ordering!NOTE: The pictures are of the actual item for sale. (The pictures are NOT stock photos.)
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