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EP LE The King James Bible 1611 Edition

Easton Press Collectors

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1Wootle
Edited: May 26, 10:32am Top

Limited to 400 copies @ $596. An incredibly large and heavy volume, it needs a table or pulpit to display it properly. This volume is nicely built as the early limiteds have been with the beveled board edges. It also has three ribbon markers, which is common to bibles, but not to EP books. Dimensionally (10 1/4" x 15 1/2" x 4", 19.9 pounds, 1,496 pages) it is about the same size as the Crusades volumes. The slipcase is a nice touch, but I don't store the book upright, as you would end up with text block sag, so it takes up a whole shelf unto itself. I have moved the photos to the album, click the pic:




2Highgate
Jan 13, 2011, 12:49pm Top

I'm a bit disappointed that this expensive book has so many spelling errors. ;P

Looks great, can't wait for mine to arrive.

3wailofatail
Jan 13, 2011, 1:10pm Top

Let me guess ... You got copy #1 of this one as well?

4Wootle
Jan 13, 2011, 1:16pm Top

Naw, somewhere in the middle like I always get, #215 or something.

5hamletscamaro
Jan 13, 2011, 1:49pm Top

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

Now I think it is time for you to take the plastic off your poor neglected copy of Last of the Mohicans. You do know that comes off, right?

6Wootle
Jan 13, 2011, 2:06pm Top

I will, when I get the time to read it. Actually, I remember that FS is doing a really nice copy of it this year, so I might not unwrap it and just let it go to a nice home.

7WinterGloaming
Jan 13, 2011, 2:17pm Top

Thanks for the pictures, I am not in the market for one myself but I always like to see pictures of EP editions.

And of course its HUGE, probably has an alternative usage as a personal defence weapon if needed....if one is strong enough.

8Goran
Jan 13, 2011, 2:30pm Top

>2 Highgate:

vut do you mean? :)

9astropi
Jan 13, 2011, 2:34pm Top

I always get a kick out of reading the dedication to such old books (such as The Faerie Queene), but in this case we have "To the most high and mighty prince, James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the Faith, etc." Royalty sure are full of themselves, that's for certain :)

10SilentInAWay
Jan 13, 2011, 3:05pm Top

9>

Well, he does have a Bible named after him (he and that "Holy" guy).

11Quicksilver66
Jan 14, 2011, 11:27am Top

> 1

Very impressive. You had better reinforce the floor of your library. That book must weigh a ton.

> 5

Don't be reckless Hamletcamero. We know what doing that does to the resale value of EP books. The plastic wrap is the most valuable part of the package.

12islandbooks
Jan 15, 2011, 10:16am Top

It's a beautiful tome, thanks for posting the pictures, Wootle.
At about 1.5 times the size of the EP Rembrandt Family Bible it's really impressive.

By the way: the Rembrandt Bible also has three ribbon markers: a red, white and black one.

13Highgate
Jan 15, 2011, 11:11am Top

I think the likely reason for the 3 ribbons comes from the typical Catholic or High Anglican liturgy which includes a reading from the Old Testament, the Epistles, and the Gospels at each mass.

14Wootle
Nov 9, 2017, 12:32pm Top

Photos updated. Still a great early DLE.

15GOBOGIE
Nov 9, 2017, 1:37pm Top

Beautiful and thanks for going through the effort to upload pictures

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