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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, and other things of great importance [BOUND WITH] The Booke of Psalmes. Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternehold, John Hopkins, and others: conferred with the Hebrew; with apt Notes to sing them withall [GENEVA BIBLE] [FROM THE PRIVATE LIBRARY OF JOHN C. TREVER]
The Deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie, London 1633 - Small quarto (8 1/2 x 7"). [4], 190, 127 leaves (Old Testament), 121 leaves (New Testament), [11] leaves (Table), [10], 93 (i.e. 91), [11]pp (The Book of Psalms). Original gilt-stamped and tooled morocco. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. John C. Trever's inscription in ink at verso of front free endpaper (Purchased by John C. Trever* from Glenn Dawson's Bookstore, January 1947. Probably printed in Amsterdam by Jan F. Stam about 1635 for the Puritan market). Additional engraved general title, and engraved title page for the New Testament. Vignette on main title, and the Book of Psalms. Decorative initials and tailpieces. This work is a rare quarto Geneva or Breeches Bible, imprinted in London by Christopher Barker in 1599. The use of the term Breeches in Genesis 3:7 gives this version its name ("Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed figge tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches"). The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James version by 51 years. Edited by religious refugees in Geneva during the reign of Mary I of England (Bloody Mary), this was the Bible of the Puritans. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell among others. It was also one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower. The first full edition of this Bible, with a further revised New Testament which appeared in 1560, but was not printed in England until 1575 (New Testament) and 1576 (complete Bible). In total, over 150 editions were issued; the last probably in 1644. The Geneva Bible was used by many English dissenters, and it was still respected by Oliver Cromwell's soldiers at the time of the English Civil War. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids, which included verse citations that allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible that acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indices, as well as other included features - all of which would eventually lead to the reputation of the Geneva Bible as history's very first study Bible.Our copy is illustrated throughout with 33 in-text woodcuts. Both engraved title pages (General title and New Testament) dated 1599, within historiated woodcut borders depicting the 12 tribes of Israel, and the twelve Apostles, with, at center, the four Evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), and the title printed within a heart. In spite of the 1599 imprint, this work is in most respects a 1633 reprint of the previous quarto Geneva Bibles in Roman type with Tomson's revised New Testament, but with Junius' Revelation. This reprint is further attested by the following points: The title pages are new; The section containing the Apocrypha, though included in the list of books, is omitted; The "Order of Time" precedes "Revelation"; The title to part 2 of the Old Testament has a headpiece (for more information, see Darlow and Moule 188).Some rubbing along edges of binding. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Previous owner's Ex-Libris on inside of front cover, with the printed name George Clinton Ward crossed out, and the name John Cecil Trever written in blue ink underneath. Contemporary previous owner's initials "E. K." at upper margin of general title (not affecting lettering). Age-toning to the first two leaves of the First Book of Moses. Clear water-staining along upper margin of the next 24 leaves (not affecting lettering). Sporadic age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. * John C. Trever (1916-2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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