Psalm 23 Original Bible Leaf AND 1611 King James Bible Super Deluxe Facsimile Edition
"1. A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord is my shepheard, I shall not want.
2. He maketh me to lie downe in greene pastures: he leadeth mee beside the still waters.
3. He restoreth my soule: he leadeth me in the pathes of righteousnes, for his names sake.
4. Yea though I walke through the valley of the shadowe of death, I will feare no euill: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staffe, they comfort me.
5. Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.
6. Surely goodnes and mercie shall followe me all the daies of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for euer."
- Psalm 23 (1611 KJV)
This one of a kind and extremely limited edition package includes an ORIGINAL Psalm 23 Ancient Bible Leaf from an ORIGINAL, over 400 Year Old, 1611 King James Bible. The extremely rare and highly sought after Psalm 23 Leaf (a $4,995 value if purchased separately) from an original first edition press run 1611 King James Bible contains one of the most beloved and most comforting Scripture passages of all time. Now you can own the Psalm 23 Original 1611 Bible Leaf AND the 1611 King James Super Deluxe Facsimile Edition Bible in combination, for the first time ever, and for the same cost as the leaf only, exclusively from The KJV Store.
The Super Deluxe Facsimile 1611 Edition
The King James Bible is the most printed book in the history of the world (remarkably, not just the most printed bible in the world). The year 2011 marked the King James Version’s 400th Anniversary (from 1611 to 2011). It is the English Bible that has stood the test of time and that “sounds like the bible”. To commemorate the KJV 400th Anniversary, we are proud to offer these exact page-for-page photographic duplicates of the original 1611 King James Bible, available in the elegantly bound Super Deluxe Edition Genuine Cowhide Leather.
Significance of the 1611 Edition KJV
At The KJV Store, we consider the KJV to be THE Bible in English, and we consider the 1611 King James Bible Super Deluxe Facsimile to be the Hallmark of King James Version Bibles. Owning an original 1611 Facsimile replica of this immense size, magnitude, and beauty means that one possesses a copy of the most authentic 1611 King James Bible in the world.
The King James Bible is the only book in the world that can claim one billion copies in print. It set the standard by which all subsequent English Bible translations have been measured. For this company and the majority of our customers, 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, and over $100,000 went into the production setup to create these magnificent heirloom quality facsimiles. Now, these affordable facsimiles make it possible for everyone to have a First Edition 1611 King James Bible.
Most people have never seen what the original 1611 King James Bible looks like, and having one in your home will provide a great conversation-piece, and an object of great beauty for all to admire. Considered the "Holy Grail" of book collectors everywhere, the "Bible to end all Bibles", is the First Edition of the beloved 1611 King James Bible. These faithful and exact reproductions of the very first King James Pulpit Bible are indeed works of art and fine craftsmanship beyond compare. Each edition is "more than a facsimile, it is a masterpiece."
Significance of Size and Binding
Measuring the exact size of the original 1611 printing: an enormous 17-1/2 inches tall by 12 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches thick (including its slipcase), with "Open" reading dimensions spread to nearly 30 Inches (when measured corner to corner), and weighing almost 30 pounds, so much it nearly takes two people to comfortably move it, this is the finest reproduction of the 1611 ever undertaken. Unlike other facsimiles, the Super Deluxe Editions are printed on 100% acid-free, archival grade, heavy cream paper, just like the original 1611. The originals that were actually printed in 1611 were commissioned by King James I to be literally chained to the pulpit of every church in England. Now you can own a facsimile replica of that exact same bible.
These massive pulpit folio-sized bibles 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 these enormous folios are. You will spend hours pouring over it’s magnificent typography and woodcut designs found in the original 1611 KJV, as well as it’s original prefatory material such as the translator’s preface, genealogies, maps, and decorative title pages.
Significance of the Super Deluxe “Facsimile”
Do not confuse these amazing photographic deluxe facsimiles with the small, inexpensive, "reprints" or with the smaller “Regular Size” Facsimile that we also offer. The popular Hendrickson "1611 Edition" mass-marketed Bible, for example, is NOT a true facsimile (nor do they claim it is). It is a totally new type setting in a more semi-modern Roman Style Type Face without the original woodcut decorative accents or beautiful Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface found in the original 1611 KJV.
Such reprints may maintain the ancient spellings, as well as the inclusion of the Apocrypha, but they do not LOOK exactly the same as an original 1611. Similarly, the smaller “Regular Facsimile” may “look” the same photographically as an original 1611 KJV, but it does not maintain the massive size of the original First Edition 1611 King James Bible as only the Super Deluxe Facsimile can claim.
Each page of THIS Super Deluxe Facsimile (or “Photocopied”) edition was computer-scanned from an original First Edition 1611 KJV, and maintained at the same original size, THEN printed on 100% acid-free, archival grade, heavy cream paper, just like the original 1611.
Super Deluxe Edition - Genuine Cowhide Leather
The “Super Deluxe” Facsimile is bound in the finest grade of full-grain, glove-soft, hand-tooled, exquisite genuine leather, wrapped over furniture-grade birch wood board, with extra-large spine hub-bands and gold spine stamping. The Smyth-Sewn binding also features extra heavy-duty stitching. No detail was overlooked or spared in the creation of this bible. It's just like the real ones, visually IDENTICAL to an original 1611, except that it is absolutely brand new, and less than one-half-of-one-percent the cost of the last 1611 sold at auction. The "Super Deluxe" Edition is also a Numbered Limited Edition. Each copy comes with a certificate showing the numbered edition of the accompanying copy.
1611 Spelling Examples
These are subtle, but historically accurate details and signs that this is an original 1611 Facsimile, and merely "scratch the surface" of the treasures and distinctions to be found in this collector's edition 1611 King James Bible Super Deluxe Facsimile.
Unique 1611 King James Spelling examples include:
- "Heaven" as "Heauen"
- "form" as "forme"
- "void" as "boyd"
- "upon" as "vpon"
- "and" as "aud"
- "Jesus" as "Iesus"
- "John as "Iohn"
- "James" as "Iames"
- Psalm 23 Original Bible Leaf / Page from an Original 1611 King James Bible ($4,995 if purchased separately)
- 1611 King James Bible Super Deluxe Facsimile Edition Bible ($1,095 if purchased separately)
- A $6,090 Value, available at the Package Price of $4,995 (A Savings of $1,095 if purchased separately!)
Super Deluxe Facsimile Features:
- Exact Page-for-Page Photographic Duplicate and Replica of the original 1611 King James Bible
- Word-for-Word and Letter-for-Letter Original 1611 Authorized Version Text
- Original "He" Edition 1611 Printing in Ruth 3:15
- Includes the Apocrypha
- Super Deluxe Edition: Burgundy, Full Grain Genuine Cowhide Leather Binding (over birchwood boards), with extra-large spine hub-bands and gold spine stamping.
- Printed on 100% acid-free, archival grade, heavy cream paper
- Smyth Sewn Pages with extra heavy-duty stitching for page turning durability
- Enormous Full Size Edition Dimensions: 12 x 17-1/2 x 5-1/2" (when closed and including Slip Case)
- "Open" Reading Dimensions spread to nearly 30 Inches Wide!
- Weighs over 30 Pounds
- Protective Slip Case
- Translator's Preface to King James / Epistle Dedicatory
- 1611 Preface "The Translators to the Reader"
- FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the Continental U.S.
- The Most Authentic 1611 KJV Bible Facsimile in the World
Apocrypha Book List:
- 1 Esdras
- 2 Esdras
- Additions to Esther
- Wisdom of Solomon
- Letter of Jeremiah
- Prayer of Azariah
- Bel and the Dragon
- Prayer of Manasseh
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees
BONUS: With your purchase of the Super Deluxe Edition Facsimile; you will receive ONE (1) original Psalm 23 Ancient Bible Leaf (a full page) from an original, over 400 Year Old, 1611 King James Bible.
ITEM # SD-KJF-PSALM23: $4,995.00 - The Super Deluxe 1611 King James Bible Facsimile in Genuine Leather with one genuine original Psalm 23 Leaf from the original 1611 printing of the King James Bible First Edition, (a $4,995 value if purchased separately) and FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING.
FREE UPS Ground Shipping on All 1611 Facsimiles!
- These Bibles will be shipped insured via FREE UPS Ground Shipping.
- FREE UPS Ground Shipping is only available in the 48 contiguous states.
- A PHYSICAL ADDRESS is required for all shipments.
(All 1611 Deluxe Facsimiles are shipped exclusively via UP, and cannot deliver to a PO Box.)
**Please Note: These bibles are non-returnable.
**Please Note: The Spine of these Bibles no longer says "400th Anniversary Edition".