We have made this 1611 King James Bible for the film, “A Lively Experiment The Life of Dr. John Clarke America’s Forgotten Patriot” by 1663 Media Arts Productions. Learn more about this upcoming film at the following link: Watch Here
We are now replicating the original 1611 King James Bible for anyone who wants one. Hunter Willies, our web master, will be making us a web page to tell you more about our replica before too long.
Our replica of the original 1611 King James Bible contains the full prefatory content: The Dedication to King James, the translator’s preface, the calendar, the Holy Land map, the genealogy, and of course the entire Old Testament, Apocrypha (which was specifically mandated by King James), and New Testament. Each page of this Bible was scanned from original 1611 pages and therefore is exactly as it was published in 1611.
Our replica measures about 11 3/16 inches tall by 9 3/8 inches wide by 3 5/8 inches thick, and weighs about 9 pounds. It is printed on heavy [.0045 thick] cream-colored paper and covered in black goatskin that is blind tooled. The text block is Smyth Sewn by a machine. It has hand-marbled end papers, and its end-bands are hand sewn with red and white silk thread. It is a “medium-folio” size, rather than the original “giant pulpit folio” which weights over 30 pounds. Otherwise, it is an exact photographic duplicate of the very first press run of the world’s most beloved book.
We took some photos during the process of making this Bible. If you would like to see them, they are below. Enjoy!