The Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible. "The Noblest Monument of English Prose". BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, AUTHORIZED VERSION [The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New], J. 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.
The American Bible Society has a similar example with 160 rare steel engravings from cuts by F. Van Hove present within the text; this copy has TWO HUNDRED RARE ENGRAVINGS. 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.
Further information, additional photographs and collation details available upon request. Please feel free to enquire regarding other early printed books and manuscripts, particularly pertaining to early English Bibles.
We currently have a wide variety of Tyndale New Testaments, as well as first editions of the 1535 Coverdale, the 1537 Matthews, the 1539 Taverners, the 1539 Great, the 1560 Geneva, the 1568 Bishops and all of the first five folios issues of the 1611 King James Version of the Bible. In addition to individual rare books, we are currently offering one of the world's most significant collections of biblical manuscripts and early printed Bibles. The item "1673 KING JAMES BIBLE Illustrated LAVISH Fine Binding GILT Complete RARE" is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "collector1611" and is located in Munford, Alabama.This item can be shipped to United States.