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King James – 1613 HE – JOHN 1-3 & NT TITLE SET


”In the beginning was the word”


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2 Leaf-Set. JOHN 1:1-3:12 + New Testament TITLE (without the phrase “Appointed to be read . . .”). The second and the last King James “He” Bible. Printed in London by Robert Barker, 1613. First Quarto Black Letter Edition. Overall size: 8.6″ x 6.25″. Reference: Herbert 323 (text block 199mm x 138mm), the “He” edition, containing the original error in Ruth 3:15 “he went into the citie” and according to Herbert a “close reprint” of the 1611 folio “He” first edition, first issue. This 1613 “He” edition is the second and also the last of its kind; after 1613, no other “He” editions were printed. Note: There are no other certain determinations of a “He” edition than the Ruth 3:15 citation and the block size, since textual indicators vary and are somewhat mixed, despite what some experts may say. The best indicator of a genuine 1613 “He” Bible, therefore, is the correct block size and the Ruth citation together and that also appears to be original in all its parts, that is, with uniform pages throughout. Such a bible is the one being represented here, from which these leaves were taken. For scholarly reference, see Herbert’s Historical Catalogue of English Bibles.

The John 1-3 leaf is in EXCELLENT- condition. The NT TITLE leaf is in FINE condition; the former owner’s name and date are written on the back of the Title (verso), the ink bleeding through to the front (see pics). In this superb Leaf-set, both the John 1-3 leaf and the NT Title leaf are set in a museum-quality Bifold Portfolio. The COA, certifying the genuineness of the Set, is set in an Archival Booklet. These two leaves, especially together, are quite rare.

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8.6" x 6.25"