[Geneva - Breeches - Bible], "The Bible, that
is, the Holy Scriptvres, conteined in the Old and New Testament
tranflated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the
best translations in diuers languages ; with most profitable
annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great
importance. Imprinted at London : By the Deputies of Christopher
Barker ... 1599"
Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version.
Complete Bible Text.
With Concordances and Psalter. Blind stamped gold lettering ("Holy
Bible Barker 1599"), an
attractive example. A total of 4 title pages!!
• OT: Dated Title 1599 (with two title pages), plus prelims complete
• OT Complete in all respects (with also title to second part)
• NT: Dated Title 1599 lacking
• NT Complete in all respects (with extensive commentary)
• Two Tables/Concordances
• Book of Psalms (with title page), COMPLETE, including even the
table of contents and the colophon at the end (RARE)
The famous and well sought after
Geneva set of engravings and maps are included throughout. Various
decorative engravings, first chapter capitals and colophons.
This QUARTO sized Geneva Bible is in
an overall VERY GOOD condition. This book is rebound
beautifully in later paneled leather with blind stamped borders,
spine with great title label, raised bands and original spine
leather, measuring roughly 9 x 7 x 2.5 inches. A gorgeous specimen
in nice external shape, forgiving only some rounding and light
surface wear to the leather and covers.
Within, the Bible has remained in pretty nice shape; minimal
instances of soiling and browning throughout but nothing major,
(heavier on engraved main title, as shown) and a few leaves within
have some small stains, but the majority of the text is great for
its age, as shown, well kept. A few instances of marginalia and
genealogy for the Coleman family in the early to mid 1700s in
various places, as well as a bookplate for Thomas Tryon, who was a
skilled bookplate engraver in the late 1800s. The Bible is printed
in Latin font in English, two columns with frequent notes and
marginal commentary, as well as great woodcuts, maps and more
throughout. The Bible is complete, and although the New Testament
engraved title is lacking, the rest remain, including the main
engraved title, the standard title and the Whole Book of Psalms
title, which is appended at the rear, complete with music.
A beautiful and complete Geneva Bible!
Bible is SOLD
Bible is SOLD
Publisher: Deputies of Christopher Barker, London
Translation: Geneva Version
Size: quarto 9 x 7 x 2.5"