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            Single Woman with a new Quarto Size King James Bible

 This Painting in progress depicts a young woman holding a new 1613 Quarto size Bible. A Nobleman and Noble woman are being shown a large folio edition of the King James Bible by  head printer Robert Barker in the open doorway of a printshop and bindery. First printings of the KJV Bible in 1611 were government funded large 30lb pulpit folio editions. They were for churches only and not available for people to buy until 1612-1613 when both the large folio editions and the smaller quarto editions were made available to purchase. Even then they were only affordable to the wealthy. It was not until 100 years later it would truly become a book “that all may read”