The Book of Psalms
From the Authorised King James Version of the Bible
Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Introduced by Valentine Cunningham
A jewel-like pocket edition of the monumental King James Version of the Book of Psalms, with exquisitely designed lettering by Jessica Hische and a new introduction by Valentine Cunningham.
‘Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp … Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.’
- Psalm 150
The Book of Psalms is the spiritual ‘heart’ of the Bible, a key instrument of communal worship for practising Christians and Jews and a focus for private devotion. The 150 Psalms also form the ancient world’s greatest collection of poetry, continuing to speak to readers with unparalleled power more than 2,500 years after they were first composed.
Known in Hebrew simply as ‘Tehillim’ or ‘Praises’, the Psalms range from the glorification to the vindictive blaming of God, lamenting failures to celebrating triumphs, boasting of righteousness to abject confessions of wrongdoing; they take us from the heights of confidence to the depths of self-doubt, from crippling despair to overwhelming joy. With their highly personal outpourings and vast psychological range, reading the Psalms remains an intense religious, literary and emotional experience.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Arno
Printed in 2 colours throughout
Gilt rose-gold page tops
6¼" x 4¼"