1823 OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE IN CONTEMPORARY STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO-GILT
BIBLE. The Holy Bible. Oxford: Samuel Collingwood, 1823. Thick octavo, contemporary full straight-grain red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. $3200.
1823 Oxford edition of the King James Bible, handsome in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt.
First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. This 1823 Oxford edition handsomely bound in full straight-grain red morocco; each board bears a gilt medallion symbolizing the Trinity within a foliate gilt frame. With separate New Testament title page, undated. With Apocrypha. Contemporary gift inscription.
Occasional light foxing. Binding lightly rubbed, gilt bright. A very nearly fine Bible.