Printed 1614: Magnificent Example Of The Famous Breeches Bible For SalePRINTED 1614: MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS BREECHES BIBLE
BOTH TITLE PAGES PRESENT
BRASSES BOSSES WITH RARE TUDOR ROSE AND ACORN EMBELLISHMENTS
PLAUSIBLY OWNED BY THE GREAT CRUSADING SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER EDITOR James King of William (1822–1856)
[HOLY BIBLE IN ENGLISH] THE BIBLE: translated according to the Ebrew, and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers language
London : Imprinted by Robert Barker, 1614. With Apocrypha. The New Testament has special t.p.: The New Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ : conferred diligently with the Greeke, and best approoved translations in divers languages. T.p. engraved with heart shaped center enclosed by block border with symbols of the twelve tribes in order of age, the twelve apostles and an evangelist at each corner of the title space, Matthew and Mark above, separated by a dove, and Luke and John below, separated by a lamb.Geneva Bible and later versions often known as the Breeches bible. Concordance has added title page: Two right profitable and fruitfull concordances ... / collected by R.F.H. Preface to concordance signed: Robert F. Herrey.Both part OT ans NT of the Bible COMPLETE with BOTH title pages (often missing); i.e. 555 pgs; Added concordance is incomplete and ends on "sig".; internally, minor restoration and staining to t.p., some occasional old repairs, p. 16 and p. 450 with lower marginal loss inc. text, some other general thumbing, toning, staining, minor tears, etc. consistent with age and old bibles especially. Generally, an attractive copy. Splendid early calf with brass bosses with a rare tudor rose pattern, remnants of brass latches, sympathetically and expertly restored, inner hinges strengthened. Provenance: William F. King, his bookplate with accompanying provenance and newspaper article attesting that this Bible won a local competition and that the bible may have belonged to that great American crusader James King of William (1822–1856) . Early ownership marks of "T.G." outer closed pages. Additionally, "John [?] Newton, date (somewhat illegible), to verso of NT t.p. (the famous Anglican clergyman a not implausible, albeit wishful, possibility). Overall, a lovely example of the famous Breeches Bible.
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