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You are looking at an original, rebound edition of the King James Bible dated 1629 and 1630. This Bible was purchased at an antique auction in Florida.  Though I knew it was an old Bible, I purchased it without knowing that it was a King James Version, since the title page is so far into the binding, and access to the Bible was limited before the auction. The Bible was complete and in very good condition. I have no idea who the previous owner was or the history of this Bible
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The appraisal reads: "This is an original 1630 printing of the King James Bible.  It was printed in London by Robert Barker, John Bill, and Bonham Norton, printers to the King of England.  Typeset in the
Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface, this edition is a standard "quarto" in size, measuring approximately 8.6 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide by 3 inches thick.  The binding is ancient, possibly original, full blind-stamped leather with metal clasps.  All pages are present.  Also included in this edition are the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, and Psalter material dated 1629.
Copies of this edition are known to be held in the Bible House of London, and in the University Library of Cambridge.  It is unlikely that more than two hundred copies of it are extant and complete today."
Though this Bible was in very good condition, the spine was weak and cracked down the center, meaning that it needed to be rebound.  After having it professionally appraised, I learned that the value would actually increase by having the Bible professionally rebound. This was recently accomplished.  The color of the leather is the same as the original, as is the design of the tooled work on the cover and back.   The spine is duplicated as to the original, though "Holy Bible" was not stamped on red leather as here, and "King James Version" and "1630" were added at my request.  Because I wanted the original metal latches retained, the original boards were rebuilt and covered with new leather.  Apparently it is extremely difficult to remove the latches and reattach them to new boards. The latches are stamped with a floral design and still work to hold the covers closed and the pages flat.

TITLE PAGE

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The Holy Bible containing the Old
Testament and the New:
Newly tranflated out of the Originall Tongues:
And with the former Tranflations diligently compared
and reuifed, by His Maiefties fpeciall commandement.  
Appointed to be read in Churches.
IMPRINTED AT LONDON
by Robert Barker and John Bill,
Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Maieftie.
M.DC.XXX.
 

The Title Page has the Coat of Arms of the 12 Tribes of Israel on the left, and representations of the 13 disciples on the right side.

TITLE PAGE FOR THE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST

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LAST GENEALOGY PAGE
FROM SALATHIEL TO JESUS CHRIST

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DEDICATION PAGE TO KING JAMES
BY THE TRANSLATORS

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TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTIE
PRINCE, James BY THE GRACE
Of God King of Great Britaine,
France and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, &c.
The Translators of the
Bible, wifh Grace, Mercie, and Peache, through
JESVS CHRIST our LORD.

 

FIRST PAGE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
BOOK OF GENESIS

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The text is set up in two columns per page.  At the top of the left side is the name of the book.  At the top of the right side is the chapter number ("Chap. xlv.")
Over each column is a descriptive title for the text, like a heading.
On the far side of each page are alternate readings, text references, and short explanations.
 

FIRST PAGE FOR BOOKS OF THE APOCRYPHA

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The Apocrypha is set up the same way as the Old Testament.  There is no disclaimer or exclamation given for including the Apocrypha.  The textual references refer to the other books of the Bible.  

TITLE PAGE FOR THE NEW TESTAMENT

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THE NEW TESTAMENT
OF OVR LORD AND
Sauiour Jesve Christ,
Newly tranflated out of the Originall Greeke:
And with the former Tranflations diligently compared
and reuifed, by his Maiefties Fpeciall
commandement.
Imprinted At London
by Bonham Norton and John Bill,
Printers to the Kinge moft
Excellent Maieftie.
M.DC.XXX

(One distinction of this edition is its printing of the names of Bonham Norton and John Bill on the New Testament Title, while Robert Barker and John Bill appear on the Old Testament Title.)

The Title Page has the Coat of Arms of the 12 Tribes of Israel on the left, and representations of the 13 disciples on the right side, the same as the Old Testament title page.

THE LAYOUT OF THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE

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The New Testament is set up the same way as the Old Testament.  

TITLE PAGE FOR THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS

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COLOSSIANS 1:18c,
THE THEME OF SEEKINGCHRIST.NET

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The last page of the New Testament has these words:
LONDON
Printed by BONHAM NORTON, and JOHN BILL,
Printers to the Kings moft Excellent Maiestie.
Anno Dom. 1630
Cum Priuilegio.

 

TITLE PAGE FOR THE BOOK OF PSALMS (PSALTER)

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THE
WHOLE BOOKE
OF PSALMES.
Collected into Englifh Meeter, by THOMAS
STERNHOLD, JOHN HOPKINS, and
others, conferred with the Hebrew, with
apt Notes to fing them withall.
Set forth and allowed to be sung in all Churches, of all the
people together, before and after Morning and Euening Prayer, as alfo before and after Sermons, and moreouer private Houfes, for their Godly folace and comfort, laying apart all vngodly  Songs and Ballads, which tend only to the nourifhment of vice,
and corrupting of youth.
(Colossians III and James V are quoted)
LONDON
Printed for the Company of STATIONERS.
1629
 

 

Contents of 1630 King James Bible

I. Title Page (1 page)
II. Charts of references for morning and evening prayers by month. (Red letter).  (three pages)
III. "Proper Leffons to be read for the firft Leffons both at Morning and Euening prayer, on the Sundayes throughout the yeere, and for fome alfo the fecond Leffons." (Red letter) (3 pages)
IV. The Booke of Common prayer and adminiftration of the Sacraments. 
A. The Collects, with the order how to finde the beginning and end of the Epiftles and Gofpels in the New Teftament by the Chapter and Verfe, as it is appointed in the Booke of Common prayer.  (9 pages)
B. The order for the adminiftration of the Lords Supper, or holy Communion.  (6 pages)
C. The adminiftration of Baptifme to bee vfed in the Church. (4 pages)
D. The order of Confirmation, or laying on of hands vpon children baptized, and able to render an account of their faith according to the Catechifme following.  (1/4 page)
E. A Catechifme, that is to fay, An inftruction to be learned of euery childe, before he bee brought to bee confirmed by the Bifhop.  (2 pages)
F. Confirmation or laying on of hands. (2/3 page)
G. The forme of folemnization of Matrimonie.  (2 1/2 pages)
H. The order for the vifitation of the ficke.  (2 pages)
I. The Communion of the ficke.  (1/2 page)
J. The order for the buriall of the dead.  (3 1/2 pages)



 

V. The Pfalmes of Dauid, of that Tranflation, which is commonly vfed in the Church.(42 pages)
VI. Godly Prayers.  (3 1/2 pages)
VII. THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTVRES, according to euery Family and Tribe, WITH THE LINE OF OVR SAVIOVR Jesus Christ, OBSERVED FROM Adam to the Bleffed Virgin Mary.  (2 pages, 34 genealogies)
VIII. A Defeription of Canaan, and the bordering Countries.  (4 pages)
IX. Dedication page to King James.(2 1/2 pages)
X. THE TRANSLATORS To The Reader.  (9 pages)
XI. The names and order of all the Bookes of the Olde and New Teftament, with the number of their Chapters.  (1 page) (Includes the books of the Apocrypha)
XII. The text of the Old Testament.
XIII. The text of the Apocrypha.
XIV. The title page for the New Testament (1 page)
XV. The text of the New Testament
XVI. THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES title page.  (1 page) (Psalter)
A. THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES.  (104 pages)
XVII. A forme of Prayer to be vfed in priuate houfes euery Morning and Euening.  (6 pages)
XVIII. A Table for the whole number of the Pfalmes, and alfo in what Ileafe you may fine euery of them. (1 1/2 page)

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