"BREECHES" BIBLE IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY ROBERT BARKER PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOFT EXCELLENT MAIEFTIE 1616. D & M # 270. 13" X 9" X 3 thick overall. PRINTED IN BEAUTIFUL GOTHIC, OLD ENGLISH BLACKLETTER TYPE FONT!
5 TITLE PAGES WITH SEVERAL MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS! ABOUT THE GENEVA "BREECHES" BIBLE. The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare , Oliver Cromwell , John Knox , John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress.
It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower, it was used by many English Dissenters and it was still respected by Oliver Cromwell's soldiers at the time of the English Civil War in the booklet Cromwell's Soldiers' Pocket Bible. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids (collectively called an apparatus), which included verse citations which allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible which acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations , indexes, as well as the very first time Chapters and Verses were ever numbered!All of which would eventually lead to the reputation of the Geneva Bible as history's very first study Bible. Because the language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous, most readers preferred this version strongly over the Great Bible. In the words of Cleland Boyd McAfee, "it drove the Great Bible off the field by sheer power of excellence".
During the reign of Queen Mary I of England (155358), a number of Protestant scholars fled from England to Geneva, Switzerland, which was then ruled as a republic in which John Calvin and, later, Theodore Beza provided the primary spiritual and theological leadership. Among these scholars was William Whittingham, who supervised the translation now known as the Geneva Bible, in collaboration with Myles Coverdale, Christopher Goodman, Anthony Gilby, Thomas Sampson, and William Cole; several of this group later became prominent figures in the Vestments controversy. Whittingham was directly responsible for the New Testament, which was complete and published in 1557, while Gilby oversaw the Old Testament. The first full edition of this Bible, with a further revised New Testament, appeared in 1560, but it was not printed in England until 1575 (New Testament) and 1576 (complete Bible).
Over 150 editions were issued; the last probably in 1778. The very first Bible printed in Scotland was a Geneva Bible, which was first issued in 1579. Some editions from 1576 onwards included Laurence Tomson's revisions of the New Testament. Some editions from 1599 onwards used a new "Junius" version of the Book of Revelation, in which the notes were translated from a new Latin commentary by Franciscus Junius.The annotations which are an important part of the Geneva Bible were Calvinist and Puritan in character, and as such they were disliked by the ruling pro-government Anglicans of the Church of England, as well as King James I, who commissioned the "Authorized Version", or King James Bible, in order to replace it. The Geneva Bible had also motivated the earlier production of the Bishops' Bible under Elizabeth I, for the same reason, and the later Douai- Rheims edition by the Catholic community. The Geneva Bible remained popular among Puritans and remained in widespread use until after the English Civil War. The Geneva notes were surprisingly included in a few editions of the King James version, even as late as 1715. THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER TITLE PAGE.
1 page, THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER WITH THE PSALTER OR THE PSALMES OF DAVID OF THAT TRANSLATION WHICH IS APPOINTED TO BE USED IN CHURCHES. IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY ROBERT BARKER, PRINTER TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. A full page architectural engraving with a floral motif, browned and stained, lower blank margin repaired, verso with An Almanacke for 39 Years, often found missing, Rare!
THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER. Features the calendar for scripture reading and prayer (lacks leaf 1 of 2), tables, litany, morning and evening prayers and the collects. Commences with the communion followed by baptism, catechism, laying on of hands, matrimony, visitation of the sick, burial of the dead, a commination and finally, the complete Psalter ending with FINIS. Wonderfully wide margins all around, NO loose or torn pages, minor staining to the tables and then paper is very clean, crisp and bright after that, virtually free from soiling, no damp staining, straight edges, strong corners and clean gutters, Very Good! 1 page, by famous British historian and cartographer John Speed, features an amazing headpiece engraving with archers and ornate borders with miniature Tudor roses, very clean and crisp, wide margins all around, older closed tear neatly repaired with thread, Very Nice!
1 page, the forward to the Genealogies, features a fleuron headpiece and a large floriated and historiated initial, older repair neatly done to blank footer margin, Very Good! THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES ACCORDING TO EVERY FAMILIE AND TRIBE WITH THE LINE OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST OBSERVED FROM ADAM TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.Paginated 1- 34, a splendid pictorial family tree of Christ from God the Father through Adam to Mary and Joseph, leaf 1/2 with an. Older repair neatly done to the blank footer margin and closed tear with thread extending just into the image. Wonderfully wide margins all around , NO missing, loose or torn pages, paper is very clean, crisp and bright, virtually free from soiling, no damp staining, straight edges, strong corners and clean gutters, A near fine example, Historic! A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN AND THE BORDERING COUNTRIES. 4 pages, includes two pages of text and a very detailed double paged map of Canaan with amazing scenes of ships, sea monsters, pictures of the items used for worship in the Tabernacle and two scripture verses from the book of Hebrews in the lower corners, wide margins all around, one small stain at the gutter and odd ink marks on the blank margins, usually found missing, Rare! 1 page, THE BIBLE: THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES CONTAINED IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT. IMPRINTED AT LONDONBY ROBERT BARKER, PRINTER TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. A lovely full page engraving featuring four cherubs at the corners, God the Father in a cloud at the top, I-R initials, floral elements, urns and crowns. Image is moderately stained, verso is blank, nice! 2 pages, the forward, features an ornate fleuron headpiece and a large floriated initial, very clean, wide margins all around, Perfect!
OF THE INCOMPARABLE TREASURE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 1 page, features wonderful floriated borders and two small floriated initials, very clean and crisp, wide margins all around, older closed tear with thread, Wonderful! HOW TO TAKE PROFIT IN READING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.Grashop, very clean and crisp, wide margins all around, older closed tear with thread, Very Good! THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL THE BOOKES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT, WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS. 1 page, the table of contents, features 3 wonderful floriated initials, clean and crisp, wide margins all around, Very Good!
1 page, wonderful full page engraving featuring Adam and Eve, the tree of life, God the Father in a cloud, beasts of the field, birds of the air and fish of the sea set in a very ornate floral border. Very clean and crisp, a strong impression printed to the edge of page (usual), Just Amazing!
Foliated 1- 362 , misnumbered at times, 64 lines of black letter type to the full page, featuring wonderful floriated chapter initials throughout. Several amazing inset maps and small illustrations as usually found in the Genevans, final leaf with a beautiful cherubic woodcut , Wonderfully wide margins all around, NO missing, loose or torn pages, paper is very clean, crisp and bright, virtually free from soiling & damp staining, straight edges, strong corners and clean gutters. Foliated 361 (363 really) - 444, misnumbered at times.
64 lines of black letter type to the full page, Ornate fleuron headpiece on opening page, Beautiful floriated chapter initials throughout. Wonderfully wide margins all around , NO missing, loose or torn pages, paper is very clean, crisp and bright, virtually free from soiling, no damp staining, straight edges, strong corners and clean gutters, Near Fine! Folio 1, THE NEWE TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, TRANSLATED OUT OF THE GREEKE BY THEO.
IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY ROBERT BARKER PRINTER TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. Features a beautiful fleuron headpiece and a curious woodcut with birds and squirrels, faint damp staining to blank margin without offense, verso is blank, Just Wonderful!
THE PRINTER TO THE DILIGENT READER. Recto of folio 2, the new testament forward, features an amazing headpiece engraving with archers and a large floriated initial, Perfect!
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE HOLY LAND, CONTAINING THE PLACES MENTIONED IN THE FOUR EVANGELISTS. Verso of folio 2, A wonderfully detailed map including a legend to the principle cities, Features sailing ships in The Mediterane Sea, clean with a few dots of soiling , a well executed work of cartography COMPLETE. Foliated 3- 135, misnumbered at times. 64 lines of black letter type to the full page, features beautiful floriated chapter initials throughout, title page to Mathew with a beautiful fleuron headpiece engraving, a index of the order of time whereunto the contents of this booke are to be referred on the verso of leaf 124 before the book of Revelation, a few leaves of Revelation with marginal staining slightly into the text, Wonderfully wide margins all around, NO missing, loose or torn pages, paper is very clean, crisp and bright, virtually free from soiling & damp staining, straight edges, strong corners and clean gutters, Very Good!
A BRIEFE TABLE OF THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PROPER NAMES. Unpaginated, 5 pages, the first table, printed in double columns, Near Fine! A TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL THINGS THAT ARE CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE. Unpaginated, 10 pages, the second table, printed in triple columns, colophon dated 1616, Near Fine! THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER TITLE PAGE.1624., Features scripture verses from Colossians 3 and James 5 with an amazing woodcut engraving, some ink bleed through caused by an ancient owners inscription with a quill, verso otherwise blank and clean, Nice! THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER. Paginated 1 -114 (really 113), then followed by 6 pages of prayers and 1 page of a table of the psalms. Opening leaf with a beautiful headpiece engraving, floriated initial and musical staves, faint marginal damp staining starting at page 49 darkening a bit going forward to the end of the book, final page of the prayers with an ornate woodcut engraving , the table is lightly browned and crinkled, ends with FINIS, Very very rare to find intact, COMPLETE. A WORD FROM THE CONSERVATOR. This Bible has undergone a professional page by page comprehensive paper conservation leaving no condition concerns or further actions required. Many newer collectors often call into question the authenticity of our Bibles because of their outstanding , fine condition. As with any item of age, value is determined according to condition-condition-condition! Each and every leaf is guaranteed authentic as intended by the original printer (except where noted). This ancient 16th century treasure is NOT a replica, reproduction, facsimile, reprint or forgery.
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