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    Early King James Bible With Ornate Embroidered Binding

    [Embroidered Binding]. [Bible in English]. 1628 Edition of the King James Version of the Bible in a Beautifully Embroidered Binding. An early King James Bible printed in 1628 by Bonham Norton and John Bill of London bound with the Whole Book of Psalmes published the same year. This sixteenmo volume has been bound using embroidered silk over boards. The intricate and delicate embroidery work is composed of a liberal use of gold bullion thread accented with additional floral and bird decorations in silk thread. Even the gilt edges of the pages have been incised with intricate floral designs. Four silk tasseled ribbons act as place marks. The contents of the Bible remain sound. The embroidered boards bear moderate soiling, but are remarkably complete, with the exception of a few loose bullion threads on the front board and spine. The Bible is housed in a modern quarter leather clamshell case with five raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gilt. An important book that has been transformed into a work of art. Very good condition.

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