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Christelijke Apologetiek in the Nederlands
Nederlands - Dutch

1654 elephant folio Dutch Staten Bible (Statenbijbel) with Apocrypha

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A very early 'Statenbijbel':  HUGE folio Netherlands - Dutch- Bible/Bijbel/Biblia from 1654 (the first 'Statenbijbel' was issued in 1637!), printed by Paulus Aertsz. van Ravelsteyn, of Amsterdam  in a very fine condition. It has a plain full leather cover (not original) which has been professionally restored/rebacked. In the front of the Bible is a (beautifully illustrated) general title page, "Acte van Authorifatie" and a  "nieuw Regifter des Ouden Teftaments" (index to the Old Testament). followed by a title page to the New Testament, an introduction and the New Testament itself plus a "nieuw Regifter des Nieuwen Teftaments" (index to the New Testament). Next a title page for the Apocrypha, a "Waerfchouwinge aen de lesers van de apocryphe boecken" (a warning to the readers of the apocryphal books) and the Apocrypha themselves. The text is printed in a decorative black gothic font.

The Bible contains the complete text of the Old and New Testament ("Statenvertaling'): "Biblia, dat is de ganfche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments, Door laft der Hoogh-Mog: Heeren Staten Generael van de  Vereenighde Nederlanden en volgens het Befluyt van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht in de Iaren 1618 en 1619, Uyt de Oorfpronckeljcke talen in onfe Nederlandfche tale getrouwelijck overgefet ... In 't Iaer cI> I>c LIV." 

 The text of the Bible has VERY extensive study notes/remarks on the bottom of each page and contains elaborate introductions to each books of the Bible. Each book starts with a beautifully illustrated first letter (see some of the pictures).  ALL title pages are present!

This VERY OLD Bible is in an almost EXCELLENT condition. Elaborate engraved title pages, and numerous woodcut devices and initials. The Bible's binding, spine were professional restored and in excellent working order. All pages are present and in a very good condition (a few damages on the title and dedication page). Beautiful and clean pages (cotton based, thick paper), we only noticed a few small occasional stains/age spots. Paneled calf, finely tooled spine, five raise bands. See the many photo's for this BEAUTIFUL antique vintage Statenbijbel!

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Published: 1654

Publisher: Paulus Aertsz. van Ravelsteyn, Amsterdam 

Translation: Statenvertaling

Size: 14" x 10.5", 4" thick !!

 

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