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1611 King James Bible: First Edition
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The King James Bible is the most printed book in the history of the world, and it is our most popular facsimile reproduction.To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of this masterpiece, we offer these exact page-for-page photographic duplicates of the originial 1611 King James Bible in 3 different bound editions, as detailed below.
Any so-called “1611” King James Version you buy today at the local Christian Bookstore is absolutely NOT the 1611. .. it is the 1769 Baskerville Birmingham revision, even though it admits that nowhere, and may even say “1611” in the front… it’s just not true. Prepare to be shocked! The spellings have been revised, and some words changed, in almost every printing done since 1769, and fourteen entire books plus extra prefatory features have been removed from almost every printing done since 1885!
We can easily prove these claims; just compare our photographic 1611 facsimiles to your modern-day reprinting of the so-called “1611” by any major Bible publisher of the past century, and you will immediately see a huge difference. It’s true! “The camera does not lie.” A huge deception has been perpetrated on the public by the major Bible publishers for over a century now. If you really love the King James version, the only way to own a true, unaltered, unedited, unabridged, original 1611 version as authorized by King James, is to buy a genuine original from the Platinum Room of our Ancient Rare Bibles & Books section for prices well into six figures, OR buy one of our three exact photographic (not re-typeset) facsimile editions here. We are the only company producing faithful, complete, photographic facsimiles of the original 1611 King James Bible.
The King James Bible is the only book in the world that can claim one billion copies in print. For many people, the English language Bible as we know it today IS the King James Bible. Original First Editions have sold for over $400,000 at recent auctions. Our affordable facsimiles make it possible for everyone to have a First Edition.A Quick Overview of Your Three Options
Both of the two huge full-size editions are: slip-cased, printed on rag cotton sheet, stand 17 inches tall, spread nearly 30 inches when opened, and weigh a whopping 30 pounds! They are the actual size of the original 1611 giant pulpit folio first edition printing. The only difference is in the bindings: the “Super Deluxe” is bound in the finest grade of full-grain, glove-soft, hand-tooled, exquisite leather wrapped over furniture-grade birch wood board, with extra-large spine hub-bands… while the standard “Deluxe” is bound in a high-quality beautifully-grained imitation leather. In contrast to those two huge 30 pound Super-Deluxe & Deluxe editions; we also have a much smaller (though still big at 10 pounds, and 11 inches tall) reduced-size “Regular” edition, printed on standard paper, and bound in a durable library-grade binding, for those merely seeking a spacesaving bookshelf reference copy, rather than a huge beautiful display-grade edition.
Regardless of which edition you select, the textual content and imaging of the pages is the same. All of our 1611 King James Bible Facsimile Editions contain the full prefatory content: The Dedication to King James, the translator's To The Reader Preface, the Calendar, the Holy Land Map, the Genealogy, and of course the entire Old Testament, Inter-Testamental Books (as specifically mandated by King James), and New Testament ... exactly as it was published in 1611, without omission, addition, or alteration in any way. Here are some sample images of the Genesis Title Page, John Title Page, and a Genealogy Page and further detail of these sample pages from our 1611 King James Bible facsimile editions:
The Full-Size "Super-Deluxe" 400th Anniversary
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Here it is… the "Holy Grail" of book collectors everywhere… the "Bible to end all Bibles"… the First Edition of the beloved 1611 King James Bible. This faithful and exact reproduction of the very first King James Pulpit Bible is indeed a work of art and fine craftsmanship beyond compare. More than a "facsimile", it is a masterpiece.
Measuring the exact size of the original 1611 printing: an enormous 17 ½ inches tall by 12 inches wide by 5 ½ inches thick (including its slipcase), and weighing so much (30 pounds) it nearly takes two people to comfortably move it, this is the finest reproduction of the 1611 ever undertaken. This Super-Deluxe Edition is printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet (not wood-pulp paper), just like the original 1611. We even faithfully reproduced the small quantity of decorative red ink in the prefatory section.
Constructed of the highest quality of thick burgundy red leather over five layers of solid birch wooden boards with extra-heavy duty stitching and large raised spine bands with gold spine stamping… no detail was overlooked. It also comes with a custom-made protective slipcase. Over $100,000 went into the set-up for production of this magnificent creation. It’s just like the real ones… visually IDENTICAL to an original 1611, and actually made out of the exact same materials as an original 1611… except that it is absolutely brand new, and costs less than half-of-one-perecent of the price of the last 1611 sold at auction.
These massive pulpit folios make a great centerpiece for the communion table or the entry-way in a church. They are also quite popular as centerpieces for private home libraries. If you are looking for something that will make people stop and stare… this is it! Photographs cannot adequately show what a stunning and magnificent display piece this enormous folio is.
If you want a huge full-size exact replica of the original 1611 King James Pulpit Folio First Edition Bible, and it's got to be bound in the finest genuine full-grain leather - just like the original was - this is your best (and only) option being offered by any Bible publisher today. It's simply breathtaking. Please watch this highly informative video that gives details and fascinating facts about this treasure.
ITEM # SD-KJF:: $995 - The Super-Deluxe 1611 King James Bible 400th Anniversary Edition Facsimile in Genuine Leather, with one genuine original leaf of a regular (non-title) page from the original 1611 printing of the King James Bible First Edition, suitable for framing, (a $295 value if purchased separately).
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The Full-Size "Deluxe" 400th Anniversary Edition
Of the three 1611 King James Bible Facsimiles Editions we offer... this one is far-and-away the most popular and best seller. Just like the more expensive "Super Deluxe" edition detailed above, this much more affordable "Deluxe" edition also measures the exact size of the original 1611 printing: an enormous 17 ½ inches tall by 12 inches wide by 5 ½ inches thick (including its slipcase), and weighing a whopping 30 pounds. This full-size Deluxe Edition reproduction is printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet (not wood-pulp paper), just like the original 1611. We even faithfully reproduced the small quantity of decorative red ink in the prefatory section.
Constructed of the highest grade of beautifully grained burgundy-brown Italian "Fiscagomma Leatherette" (the best imitation leather in the world - actually stronger that real leather), it has a thick, soft, supple texture and a look so much like real leather; everyone who examines it in our showroom is shocked when we tell them its not real leather. Many people insist that we must be mistaken, because after handling it they remain convinced that it is an excellent grade of genuine leather. We challenge you to see if you can tell the difference bewteen Fiscagomma Leatherette and real full-grain leather... honestly, not one in a hundred people would question whether or not it was real leather. You've got to see it and touch it to believe it. In fact, simply substituting this beautiful "leather-alternative" binding material, enables us to reduce the price dramatically... from $995 as shown above... down to just $295... for what is essentially the same book in size and content!
If you want a huge full-size exact replica of the original 1611 King James Pulpit Folio First Edition, in a beautiful binding, and at price so low you could even buy extra copies as gifts ... this is the one.
ITEM # FR-KJF-L: $295 - The Deluxe 1611 King James Bible 400th Anniversary Edition Facsimile, WITH one genuine original leaf of a regular (non-title) page from the original 1611 printing of the King James Bible First Edition, suitable for framing (a $295 value if purchased separately).
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The Reduced-Size "Regular"
We realize that many people are not looking for a huge beautiful display Bible, but rather, they simply seek an affordable copy of the original 1611 King James Bible to use as a desk-reference or bookshelf-reference piece (like a dictionary)... or perhaps they just want a copy that is small enough to take to church, and carry around for personal study. Indeed, many of our customers who purchase one of the gorgeous full-size editions detailed above, also purchase one of these affordable reduced-size editions for their personal daily study.
Our Reduced-Size Regular Edition Facsimile Reproduction of the 1611 First Edition King James Bible measures approximately 11 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches thick, and weighs about 10 pounds. (So actually... it's still a fairly large and heavy book). The binding is hardcover black imitation leather with gold stamping along the spine. Each page was computer-scanned from the original, and printed on heavy cream paper. In a much more manageable "medium-folio" size, rather than the original "giant pulpit folio" size, it remains otherwise an exact photographic duplicate of the very first press run of world's most beloved book.
Most people have never seen what the original King James Bible looks like, and having one in your home will provide you with a great conversation-piece, and an object of great beauty. For much less than the cost of the full-size deluxe editions above... its retail price is $295… however, we offer it for only $95.
ITEM # FR-KJB: $95 - The 1611 King James Bible Reduced-Size Reference Edition Facsimile
SPECIAL BONUS: As our free gift to you, with your purchase of this facsimile; you will receive an early King James Bible Leaf. These leaves normally sell for $59 each!
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