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1597 Geneva Bible (Breeches Bible), Deputies of Christoher Barker. With others.
London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1597. See pictures. Binding very well worn. Rear joint cracked and rear board held on by strip of Japanese tissue tacked at the hinge (not a permanent solution). Corner loss, edge wear, rubbing, etc. Evidence of rudimentary repairs at hinges. Inside, well loved. Browned and soiled throughout. Missing leaves collated A2-7 (Genesis Chapter 2 to 20). Dd2-7 and Yy7-8 dampstained. A number of chipped and torn leaves, many repaired with a paper. Top 2/3 of NT title page torn away and repaired with blank paper; several other similar examples. Some marginal notes trimmed. I'll post a photo of an in-depth condition report. To summarize, this Bible was well used for hundreds of years, and bears evidence of that use. Conversely, at some point, someone with some little skill in paper restoration went about cleaning up the page edges, tears, chips, etc.. The book presents delightfully as a well used survivor of the common people, unlike many examples that sat unloved in a library at an estate. 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, a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: RareTome (isaiah1000) [Newberg, Oregon, US]
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