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1597 Geneva Bible (Breeches Bible), Deputies of Christoher Barker. Bound with the Book of Common Prayer, Psalms, and Concordances.
Christopher Barker, London. A well-worn copy of the 1597 Geneva Bible, with many provenance annotations throughout, and some genealogical notes. Bound together with a Book of Common Prayer (circa 1630), Two Rightful Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances (1597), and The Whole Booke of Psalms (1595). 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. It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower. Known as the "Breeches" Bible, because when Adam and Eve recognize their sin, in this translation, they prepare "breeches" to clothe themselves. Due to their hard use, often these Geneva Bibles are incomplete. This one is only missing six leaves; leaves collated A2-A7 (Genesis 2 to 20) are missing. The extraneous works, bound with the bible, are missing others leaves (see picture with notes). Provenance - I've tried to research the provenance names and found little. Amos Parkes is the only signature that has a history I have possession of; he is listed in the tenant rolls of the Lyttelton Family of Halesworth Manor. Amos wrote a dated inscription of 1703. The oldest names in this Bible are William & Margaret Hildif (1642 date). There is also a "Richard Dudley" that appears 17th century in writing style. After Amos Parkes possessed the Bible, it passed into the Smith family (John, Mary, Ann Smith, & Elizabeth Forest, from t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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