1615 GENEVA ENGLISH Breeches BIBLE printed in London by Robert Barker

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1615 GENEVA ENGLISH Breeches BIBLE

Written on fly page: “This Bible Reign of Elizabeth, Famous Geneva Bible. The first Bible that laid aside the old black letters for the present Roman type. It was also the first to recognize the divisions into verses and the first to omit the Apocrypha (Apocrypha is included in this Bible). It omits the name of St Paul from the epistle to the Hebrews and it uses italics for all words not included in the original”.

Dimensions: Approx. 8 3/4 inches in length x 7 inches in width x 3 inches in depth.
Shipping Weight: Approx. 5.2 pounds.
Title: GENEVA ENGLISH Breeches BIBLE
Format/binding: Hardback-Full Leather
Book condition: Used Antique – Good
Publisher: Robert Barker – London
Date Published: 1615
Size: Quarto

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The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James Version by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th-century English Protestantism and was used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678). It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower.

A 1615 GENEVA BIBLE. Written on fly page: “This Bible Reign of Elizabeth, Famous Geneva Bible. The first Bible that laid aside the old black letters for the present Roman type. It was also the first to recognize the divisions into verses and the first to omit the Apocrypha (Apocrypha is included in this Bible). It omits the name of St Paul from the epistle to the Hebrews and it uses italics for all words not included in the original”.

Full leather cover (heavily worn, spine and cords split between signatures 3A1 and 3A2, both boards detached), lacking general title-page, subsequent preliminary leaf and 2 of 4 preliminary unfoliated leaves in the New Testament, but retaining New Testament title-page (composed of woodcut portraits enclosing cordiform text-panel), Concordances bound in at rear (dated 1613 on title-page, 1615 on colophon), headlines shaved, a few narrow worm-tracks, New Testament title-page with repaired tear at head and marginal loss to lower fore corner, occasional damp-staining, a few other marks, together with Nicolas Fontaine,

Contains: 1615 Old Testament / Apocrypha / New Testament
Dimensions: Approx. 8 3/4 inches in length x 7 inches in width x 3 inches in depth.
Shipping Weight: Approx. 5.2 pounds.
Title: GENEVA ENGLISH Breeches BIBLE
Format/binding: Hardback-Full Leather
Book condition: Used Antique – Good
Publisher: Robert Barker – London
Date Published: 1615
Size: Quarto

1615 GENEVA ENGLISH BIBLE


Shipping Weight

Weight 5.2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8 in

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