The King James Bible with Book of Common Prayer

The King James Bible with Book of Common Prayer

Collection ID

BIB.001012

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1637 (OT), 1638 (NT), 1641 (Book of Common Prayer)

Geography

London, England

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

9.3 × 7.4 × 3.7 in. (23.7 × 18.8 × 9.4 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, The King James Bible


The King James version of the Bible is the most widely printed book in history. First printed in 1611, there have been numerous subsequent printings and editions. This early King James Bible, with Old Testament printed in 1637 and New Testament printed in 1638, is bound together with the Book of Common Prayer, the Psalms, and the genealogies of the Bible, separately printed in 1641. The Book of Common Prayer is a text used for worship in the Anglican Church. Throughout the biblical text, various woodcuts illustrate the stories of the Bible.

Printed by Robert Barker and by the assigns of John Bill between 1637 and 1641. Acquired by Henrietta Roper.[1] Acquired before 2010 by Adrian Greenwood Rare Books, Inc; Acquired January 21, 2010, by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in November 2017 to the National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] This name is handwritten on one of the front flyleaves.

Description

The King James version of the Bible is the most widely printed book in history. First printed in 1611, there have been numerous subsequent printings and editions. This early King James Bible, with Old Testament printed in 1637 and New Testament printed in 1638, is bound together with the Book of Common Prayer, the Psalms, and the genealogies of the Bible, separately printed in 1641. The Book of Common Prayer is a text used for worship in the Anglican Church. Throughout the biblical text, various woodcuts illustrate the stories of the Bible.


Provenance

Printed by Robert Barker and by the assigns of John Bill between 1637 and 1641. Acquired by Henrietta Roper.[1] Acquired before 2010 by Adrian Greenwood Rare Books, Inc; Acquired January 21, 2010, by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in November 2017 to the National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] This name is handwritten on one of the front flyleaves.


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