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(BIBLE; English; Geneva version.)
The Bible: that is the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Old and New Testament.
London: Robert Barker, , 1615. Quarto in eights (208 x 154 mm). Later 17th-century black morocco, decorative gilt spine, 18th-century red morocco label, roll-tool border on sides enclosing gilt roll tool panels and crowned corner ornaments, marbled endpapers. Engraved title pages, double-page map of the Holy Land (in the Genealogies), other wood-engravings in the text. Binding a little rubbed, some headlines shaved by the binder, a few neat old repairs, tear across fore-corner of Qq8 (with loss of some words), repair to margin of 3E6 (with loss of side note), a few faint burn marks in same gathering (doubtless from the proximity of a candle), but overall in very good condition and complete with title pages and the blank leaf A1. A most attractive Jacobean Bible in the Geneva version, the version still used by Oliver Cromwell in the middle of the 17th century. Herbert describes this 1615 printing as "the last roman type quarto edition of this version printed by Barker". Herbert 342.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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