The Full-Size “Super-Deluxe” Edition
Genuine Leather Hand-Made Heirloom Binding
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. 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 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-percent of the price of the last 1611 sold at auction.
These massive pulpit folios make a great centerpiece for the communion table or the entryway 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.
Bonus: At the $995 price, your 1611 King James Bible in the “Super Deluxe” Genuine Leather binding facsimile always ships with an original leaf (page) from a 1611 King James First Edition Pulpit Bible. You will receive a leaf from an Old Testament Book Title Page (the ornate first chapter of a Book of the Bible) which is a $595 value… at no additional charge.
About the 1611 King James Bible
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 original 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 1611. It is Blaney’s 1769 Revised Oxford Edition, even though it admits that nowhere, and may even say “1611” in the front… it’s just not true. Prepare to be shocked! In fact, 20,000 spelling and punctuation changes and over 400 wording changes were made to the original 1611 to 1768 King James Bible, when compared to King James Bibles published between 1769 and today, 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
- A Huge Full-Size “Super Deluxe” Genuine Leather Heirloom Edition ($995) Shown On This Page
- A Huge Full-Size “Deluxe” Leatherette Edition ($379)
- A Reduced-Size “Regular” Reference Edition ($139)
Only two other exact full-size reproductions of the 1611 have ever been done: One was the 350th Anniversary Edition, done in 1961 by World Publishing, and those now sell for over $3,000 from collectors. The other one was sold by us, right here on this page, from 2003 through 2008, for $1,995. The ones offered here today are the 400th Anniversary Edition (1611 – 2011) of the full-size King James Bible, and due to modern printing technology, we are able to offer them at much lower pricing: as little as $379 for the economy binding, and $995 for the fine leather binding.
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 with extra-large spine hub-bands… while the standard “Deluxe” is bound in 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 space-saving 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 are 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.