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 speciall comandement : appointed to be read in churches.

BS185 1611 .L66 FOLIO 2 [19] leaves, 34 p., [714] leaves : ill. (woodcuts), geneal. tables, map ; 44 cm. (fol.). New Testament has special t.p.: The Newe Testament of our Lord and Sauior Iesus Christ : newly translated out of the originall Greeke : and with the former translations diligently compared and reuised, by His Maiesties speciall commandement. The first issue of the first edition of the Authorized version or King James Bible, sometimes called the "Great He Bible". (Ruth 3:15: "he went into the citie.") In the second issue of 1611, called the "She Bible," and in following editions, this passage reads "she went ..." "The editors who passed the book through the press were Miles Smith ... and Thomas Bilson ..." --Brit. and for. Bible soc., Hist. cat., v. 1, p. 134. Printed in double columns within rules; alamanac printed in red and black; marginal notes; initials; head- and tail-pieces. Library's copy has 14 preliminary, Q2 (N.T.), and last 6 leaves replaced with facsimiles. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over boards. Includes 7 metal corner pieces. Lacks clasps. Boxed. With: Speed, John. Genealogies recorded in the sacred scriptures -- [London?, s.n., 161-?]. Due to the tight binding of this book and its oversize dimensions, some of the scans are slightly out-of-focus and/or dark.

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Language: English
Published: Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie 1611
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