THE AUTHORIZED (KING JAMES) VERSION OF THE BIBLE. A Fine Copy of the Great He Edition of the King James Bible. BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, AUTHORIZED VERSION. [The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New].
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF KING JAMES BIBLE; Robert Barker; London, 1611. Item Description: contemporary rebind in calf; no missing pages; some repair to pages throughout (see photos); text clean and legible. This is the first edition, first issue of the celebrated King James Bible, often termed the "Great He" Bible due to the variant reading he in Ruth 3:15 (Bb2r). All other issue points present as called for.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. Herbert 309; Pforzheimer 61; PMM 114; STC 2216. Peter Copy, originally held by the historic Shackerstone Church St. Peter in Leicestershire and one of the few copies with any evidence of original provenance. "This Booke belongeth to Shackerstone neer unto Bosworth in Leicestershire", seventeenth century inscription on New Testament title, repeated (in similar wording) on leaves A1 (opening of Genesis) and Z2 (end of Esther). Specializes in early printed English Bibles, books, manuscripts, and objet dart. Are merely representative of our broader inventory. Please do not hesitate to enquire regarding other early printed books and manuscripts.
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