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The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by His Maiesties speciall comandement. Appointed to be read in Churches

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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 18

The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by His Maiesties speciall comandement. Appointed to be read in Churches

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26.400 $
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Title: The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by His Maiesties speciall comandement. Appointed to be read in Churches Author: ** Place: London Publisher: Robert Barker Date: [1613]-1611 Description: [18 (of 19)] leaves, 34 pp., [714] leaves. Woodcut initials, a few headpieces; elaborate woodcut title-page for New Testament; woodcut genealogical tables. (folio) 15¼x9¾, period calf, rebacked some time ago, raised spine bands. First Edition, second issue. The legendary King James Bible, commonly known as the Authorized Version, undoubtedly the most influential of all English language versions of the Bible. The first edition is known to exist in two issues, known as the Great "He" Bible and the Great "She" Bible, though it is commonly believed that most of the text of both issues was printed concurrently. The accepted first issue of the Bible had the reading in Ruth 3:15,"...and he went into the citie," and in the accepted second issue, the passage reads correctly "...and she went into the citie." The general title-page, not present here, was dated 1611 in the first issue, and 1613 in the second, with the New Testament dated 1611 in both issues. Printing and the Mind of Man relates that "It was the leader of the Puritan party, John Reynolds...who first suggested the idea of a new translation. The King took up the idea enthusiastically and gave it his full support. It has been described as 'the only literary masterpiece ever to have been produced by a committee' and was the work of nearly fifty translators, organized in six groups... They succeeded superbly in their aim, not to create a new translation, 'but to make a good one better', so that the noble prose of Tyndale and Coverdale remained the backbone of what Macaulay described as 'a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.'" No new English translation was produced until the Revised Version of 1881. Darlow & Moule 240; Herbert 319; PMM 114. Lot Amendments Condition: Scuffing and wear to covers, joints cracking, clasps not present; lacking general title (A1), as well as the map; occasional fairly minor soiling and staining, several leaves towards the rear with tears, a few with some minor loss of text, some repaired; ink ms. notes of birth & death from 19th century on verso of NT title, overall very good to fine, unusually fresh internally. Item number: 186560

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 18
Auktion:
Datum:
29.11.2007
Auktionshaus:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by His Maiesties speciall comandement. Appointed to be read in Churches Author: ** Place: London Publisher: Robert Barker Date: [1613]-1611 Description: [18 (of 19)] leaves, 34 pp., [714] leaves. Woodcut initials, a few headpieces; elaborate woodcut title-page for New Testament; woodcut genealogical tables. (folio) 15¼x9¾, period calf, rebacked some time ago, raised spine bands. First Edition, second issue. The legendary King James Bible, commonly known as the Authorized Version, undoubtedly the most influential of all English language versions of the Bible. The first edition is known to exist in two issues, known as the Great "He" Bible and the Great "She" Bible, though it is commonly believed that most of the text of both issues was printed concurrently. The accepted first issue of the Bible had the reading in Ruth 3:15,"...and he went into the citie," and in the accepted second issue, the passage reads correctly "...and she went into the citie." The general title-page, not present here, was dated 1611 in the first issue, and 1613 in the second, with the New Testament dated 1611 in both issues. Printing and the Mind of Man relates that "It was the leader of the Puritan party, John Reynolds...who first suggested the idea of a new translation. The King took up the idea enthusiastically and gave it his full support. It has been described as 'the only literary masterpiece ever to have been produced by a committee' and was the work of nearly fifty translators, organized in six groups... They succeeded superbly in their aim, not to create a new translation, 'but to make a good one better', so that the noble prose of Tyndale and Coverdale remained the backbone of what Macaulay described as 'a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.'" No new English translation was produced until the Revised Version of 1881. Darlow & Moule 240; Herbert 319; PMM 114. Lot Amendments Condition: Scuffing and wear to covers, joints cracking, clasps not present; lacking general title (A1), as well as the map; occasional fairly minor soiling and staining, several leaves towards the rear with tears, a few with some minor loss of text, some repaired; ink ms. notes of birth & death from 19th century on verso of NT title, overall very good to fine, unusually fresh internally. Item number: 186560

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 18
Auktion:
Datum:
29.11.2007
Auktionshaus:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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