1611 · London
Nehemiah 7:11–9:29, from the first edition of the English translation best known to the vast majority of the English-speaking world, i.e., the King James Bible. The text is printed in large English black-letter (i.e., gothic type) with the occasional use of roman, composed in double-column format with 59 lines per column and marginal notes, all sections ruled in black. => Present on this bifolium are two large woodcut initials, one being an "A" on a field of foliage and another an "N" within an arabesque square.
Provenance: From the leaf collection of printing specimens of the Grabhorn Press.
STC (rev. ed.) 2216; Darlow & Moule 309. Disbound. Light age-toning, a few very short tears along edges and creases at corners, with one chipped edge and evidence of three small wormholes. (Inventory #: 38319)