King James Bible, The New Testament

Collection ID

BIB.001722

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1637

Geography

London, (England)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper, bound in purple velvet

Dimensions

4.25 × 2.25 × 1 in. (10.8 × 5.7 × 2.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

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


Beautifully bound in purple velvet with silver clasps, this King James New Testament was printed in London in 1637. The original title page contains the name of God in Hebrew and the four evangelists in each corner. The printer added a decorative element to this edition of the New Testament by placing fleurs-de-lis as a border around the table of contents and as ornamentation before the opening book of Matthew.

Printed in 1637 by Robert Barker, London, England. Acquired by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Privately purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Museum of the Bible Publications: Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements - An Exhibition Guide (Oklahoma City: Museum of the Bible, 2015), 81.

description

Beautifully bound in purple velvet with silver clasps, this King James New Testament was printed in London in 1637. The original title page contains the name of God in Hebrew and the four evangelists in each corner. The printer added a decorative element to this edition of the New Testament by placing fleurs-de-lis as a border around the table of contents and as ornamentation before the opening book of Matthew.


provenance

Printed in 1637 by Robert Barker, London, England. Acquired by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Privately purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Museum of the Bible Publications: Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements - An Exhibition Guide (Oklahoma City: Museum of the Bible, 2015), 81.


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