LEAF FROM THE 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE, a Leaf From GENESIS containing part of Chapter XIX, all of Chapter XX and part of XXI

Price: 550.00 USD

([London: Robert Barker, 1611]), A LEAF IN PERFECT CONDITION FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS FROM THE EDITIO PRINCEPS OF KING JAMES' BIBLE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE 'AUTHORIZED' VERSION, A LANDMARK OF PRINTING AND THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL ENGLISH BIBLES. The King James Bible was described by W. A. Jackson as "perhaps the single most important influence upon the development of English prose style." It was royally commissioned, in the hopes of reconciling or ameliorating the conflicts between the Bishop's Bible, officially read in services, and the Geneva Bible, much more popular among the laity, but mistrusted within much of the Church hierarchy as being aggressively radical, especially in its annotations. A single leaf from the First Edition or the Editio Princeps of the King James' Bible. Printed double-column with headlines and chapter lines, this leaf with two fine five line ornamental capital initials, text within woodcut rules, in both gothic and roman letter. Royal Folio, Single leaf. A very well preserved leaf, large and showing the original stab marks for sewing from the original time of binding.


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