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2018-11-02 18:33:00
1608 Restored Bible Geneva Breeches Large Family Rare Vintage Antique Leather
On display is a unique example of a 1608 Geneva Bible printed by the deputies of Robert Barker printer to the Kings most excellent majestie. It contains the Old and New Testament as well as the Apocrypha. The cover is a light Brown. Both boards and spine are firmly attatched and the book is tight and put together very well. The truly rare part of this Bible is the age. Printed just 48 years after the very first complete English version of the first Geneva Bible. It is one of only a few extremely rare Bibles printed in the early 1600's to have survived the centuries. It has been professionally rebound insuring that everything is tight and well put together. This is an excellent example of a 1608 Bible and of course with virtually anything of this age it is incomplete. While not having checked every page, the Old Testament appears to be mostly complete including the main Title Page which is shown above. It is missing the following. The Apocrypha ends at second Macabees chapter 15. The following section of the New Testament is missing the Title page and a portion of Mathew which starts in Chapter 17 and continues to 1st John with the rest through Revelations missing. That is followed by a first and second Table which is entitled a brief Table of the interpretation of the proper names. This starts with the letter B and continues through to the Second Table ending With W H. While it is incomplete, it is extraordinarily rare to find a Bible in the early 1600's in any condition much less completely rebound. Pictures above show this. Another unusually rare part to this Bible is the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: americaninternational2001 [Wimberley, Texas, US]
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