THE AUTHORIZED (KING JAMES) VERSION OF THE BIBLE. A Fine Copy of the Great She Bible. THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING 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 COMMANDEMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES.
Black letter, text in double columns, 59 lines to the full column, printed within ruled border with enclosed inner and outer margins for side-notes, roman type for chapter summaries, roman and italic for side-notes, title within woodcut border, woodcut historiated and decorated initials, headbands and tailpieces. Extraordinary full calf binding with heavy gilt. Beautifully bound and recently restored; complete with preliminary leaves in fine aged facsimile, as well as a small number at the conclusion of the New Testament. A fine example for a collector desirous of a representative copy of the crowning jewel of English Bible translation and one of the most desired antiquarian books of all time. Preparation of the Royal Version took more than five years and was laboriously attended to by over fifty translators and researchers.
Six separate groups were assigned a specific section of the Scriptures and each made a preliminary translation under the direction of Lancelot Andrewes, Edward Lively and John Harding. The final translations were then exchanged and reviewed, reaching a final committee of six.
Supervision of the printing was carried out by Miles Smith and Thomas Bilson. Although the Royal Version appropriates much from the Tyndale, Coverdale, Geneva and Bishops' Bibles, it is unquestionably regarded as the greatest literary translation of the Bible ever produced.
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