London: The Nonesuch Press, 1963. Three volumes (9 3/4 inches tall), olive cloth decorated in gilt, clear acetate dust jackets. About-fine. Item #962
THE NONESUCH EDITION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE First edition of the Nonesuch Bible—a fine set of an exceptional edition of the King James Bible, printed with the Apocrypha and illustrated with woodcuts by Bernard Salomon. One of the earliest triumphs of the Nonesuch Press was a five volume edition of the Holy Bible, published from 1924-27. This prized edition of the KJV, issued in the more traditional three-volume format, is comprised of the Old Testament in two volumes and the New Testament in one volume: Volume I: The Old Testament (Genesis to Kings). The Books of the Law: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; The Historical Books first series: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel 1 & Samuel 2, Kings 1 & Kings 2. Volume II: The Old Testament (Chronicles to Malachi). The Historical Books second series: Chronicles 1 & 3: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther; The Five Poetical Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon; The Longer Books of the Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel; The Shorter Books of the Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. The New Testament (followed by The Apocrypha of the Old Testament) in one volume: Volume III: The New Testament. The Gospels: St Matthew, St Mark, St Luke, St John, The Acts of the Apostles: The Epistles: Paul the Apostle to the Romans, 1 & 2 to the Corinthians, to the Galatians, to the Ephesians, to the Philippians, to the Colossians, 1 & 2 to the Thessalonikans, 1 & 2 to Timothy, to Titus, to Philemon, and to the Hebrews. The General Epistle of James, the first & second Epistles General of Peter, the first Epistle General & the second and third Epistles of John, The General Epistle of Jude. Volumes I and II were designed by Francis Meynell and printed by Vivian Ridler (Printer to the University, at the University Press, Oxford). Volume III was designed by Francis Meynell and printed by Bernard Crutchley (Printer to the University, at the University Press), Cambridge. Without original slipcase.