Embroidered King James Bible, 1629

Embroidered King James bible, 1629. Embroidered King James bible, 1629. Copyright Shakespeare Birthday Trust, acc. no. SBT SR 98.

A remarkable, embroidered copy of a King James Bible was published in 1629 and is now kept by the Shakespeare Birthday Trust (SBT). Bound in leather and covered with white silk, it is embroidered with a 'Garden of Eden' design with birds, snakes, insects, plants and flowers. The cover is also ornamented with sequins, crewel work, and a braid made of yellow thread and wrapped with metal thread.

Digital source (retrieved 18 July 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 18 July 2016).


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