ISAIAH 48:4-51:7. The second “servant song.” FIRST EDITION. Rare. King James Bible, printed in New York by Hugh Gaine. The first whole bible in 12 mo (6.5″ x 4″) after the 1789 Constitutional formation of the United States, and the first Bible printed in New York. References: Hills 40, Evans 24098. EXCELLENT condition. Included here is an engraving from a 1727 Bible, engraver unknown, depicting the crucifixion of Jesus — in fulfillment of the Isaiah 49 oracle of the Servant of the LORD. Leaf includes critically important verses for understanding the role of Israel’s Messiah-king. See esp. 48:17-19; 49:1-6, 15-16, 22-23. COA on premium “gold-leaf” paper w. signature and gold seal. Leaf, engraving, and COA set in a museum-quality Trifold Portfolio of black linen cloth and burgundy silk moire. Leaf and engraving each preserved in clear archival sleeves.