“THE KING JAMES VERSION IS THE BIBLE OF THE HEART”: 1752 EDINBURGH EDITION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, HANDSOMELY BOUND
(BIBLE). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Edinburgh: Adrian Watkins, 1752. Quarto, contemporary full black paneled morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $2500.
1752 Edinburgh edition of the venerable King James Bible—“the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1)—in handsome contemporary morocco-gilt.
First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Bible has exercised an incalculable impact on piety, language and literature throughout the English-speaking world. "Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart" (Campbell, 275). Includes Apocrypha. With separate New Testament title page, also dated 1752. Darlow & Moule 828. Herbert 1096. Ink presentation inscription on title page.
Occasional light spotting and toning, joints and corners of contemporary morocco expertly repaired. A beautifully bound Bible in exceptionally good condition.