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James, King of England; Lancelot Andrewes; Robert Barker; John Bill
|Notes:||"Appointed to be read in churches."
ABS copy spine title: Bible / English.
On spine of ABS copy: 1642 / London.
Ends on Yy a.
The King James version, translated at the proposal of King James I, under the direction of L. Andrewes.
Includes the O.T. Apocrypha.
ABS copy: wants 2 Maccabees 12:28-15:39 and the New Testament.
Title page: heart-shaped center, with the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Twelve Apostles, and the Four Evangelists. On verso: Royal arms.
ABS copy: rebound in black buckram with N.Y.P.L. device on spine. Green end papers. Plain edges. Title, date, and place in gold on spine. Many mounted pages.
Text printed in double column, verse form, single rule down center of page. Entire printed page within red rules. Verse nos. indented in matching type. Title centered at top of left hand side page, chapter no. at top of right hand side page, with running heads, all between red rules. Chapter summaries in italics. References in margins between red rules. Engraved initials indented over 4-8 lines at the beginning of books, and bold-face type initials indented over 2 lines at the beginning of chapters. Headpieces.
MS on fly leaf of ABS copy: "a compliment from Cl(...) / Presented (to the) / American Bible (Society) / by / L. Hoges / of / Philadelphia / Jan. 1819."
Includes: "[To] the Most H[igh and Mi]ghty Prince, James ... "; "[The Na]mes and Order [of all the B]ooks ... "; O.T.; I Esdras-2 Maccabees 12:28.
Part of the 1642 Bible, cf. Herbert no. 563, where Exodus 24:1 reads: "and worship ye afar off."
United Bible Societies language: English.
|Description:|| leaves : illustrations ; 18 cm|
Bible / English