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THE BIBLE, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places,
London, printed by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.. and other things of great importance. 1599. 4to, approximately 215 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page with title within heart shaped centre enclosed by block border with symbols of the twelve tribes in order of age to the left, the twelve apostles to the right and an evangelist at each inner corner, Matthew and Mark above, separated by a dove, and Luke and John below, separated by a lamb, general letterpress title with small woodcut of Crossing the Red Sea, dated 1599, divisional title page to Second Part of Old Testament, New Testament engraved title page with same border of tribes and apostles, dated 1599, maps and illustrations in the text of the Old Testament, plus 1 map in the New (The Printer to the Diligent Reader, with a map of the Holy Land to the verso), leaves numbered on rectos only: (4), 1-190, Genesis to Job; 1-127 Psalms to Malachi; (2), 3-121 New Testament; First and Second tables, dated 1599, Metrical Psalms (with title page but no imprint), followed by A Forme of Prayers and a Table for the number of Psalmes, pages (10), 93, (11). Bound in full mottled calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt ruled spine laid on, preserving gilt lettered morocco label, original endpapers. New leather visible at top and bottom of spine and hinges, neat small repairs to corners, couple of very small scrapes to covers, 2 small dark stains to first engraved title, 1 to margin, 1 to lower inner corner affecting edge of 1 image, occasional small stains to text and margins, not affecting legibility, mostly very clean, small closed tear to lower edge of 4th leaf of prelims, neatly repaired, on verso of 4th leaf the references to the Apocrypha and its books have been crossed through in old ink (Apocrypha not present ), very small chip to edge of 2 margins 1 with slight loss to sidenote, another to 1 lower corner with slight loss to sidenote, some upper margins trimmed, some fore-edges also, very close to sidenotes, all still legible, a little pale ink marking on 2 illustrations, a few pages very lightly age-browned, occasional very pale stain to lower half of pages, old scribble to blank margin of divisional title page, chapters of N. T. numbered in pale ink, inscription on blank opposite first page of Table and on blank verso of title to Metrical Psalms, a note at the end of the Table, note in margin of final page (Table) all in old ink, last page has paper repair to tear in lower margin, pale age-browning throughout and occasional pale brown spots and a few very pale stains. Binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy. Geneva version with Tomson's N. T. , but with Francis Junius' Revelation. There are many editions with the date 1599. Ours is probably the earliest as it "abounds more than any others in gross errors: Song of Solomon v. 3, defile for put; Isaiah xxx. 32, beards for harps; xxxvi. 12, thing for dung". There is no Apocrypha in this copy, "the section containing the Apocrypha, though included in the list of books, was apparently omitted from all except a few copies. These Bibles were printed probably for English use in the Low Countries ... Perhaps printed at Amsterdam about 1599". Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 115, No. 188; Herbert, page 116, No. 248; Carl Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475-1700, Volume 1, page 69, No. 60. our copy collates the sames as Pforzheimer. ¶4;A-Z8;&6; Aa-Qq8; lacks blank; Aaa-Qqq8;Rrr4. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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