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Geneva Bible
Christopher Barker, London 1579 - OT Title Page: 1579 FAC NT Title Page: 1579 Colophon 1579 Size: 8 x 6.5 x 3.5 Font: Black Letter A historic work. The Geneva Bible was a product of men and women wanting to be free to study the word of God on their own. The Geneva Bible was originally printed in Geneva, Switzerland in 1560. Bloody Mary drove tens of thousands from their lands during her historic and well documented persecution as Queen of England. The fact that this Bible would be allowed to be printed on English soil nearly 22 years after her reign ended is most fascinating. The earliest in the long series of quarto Geneva Bibles printed in England. The border used for the general and N.T. titles resembles that in the folio edition of 1578; with two symbolical female figures, the royal arms, the lion and dragon, and the initials C B; the tablet is blank. This edition has unique hand drawn Genealogy of the Old Testament interwoven into the text making it a very curious and unique work. There are also a handful of other pages inserted into the text which is not called for. Some of the inserted pages come from later works of various different editions while some are in color and appear to come from the late 19th century. There is also a woodcut depicting St. John inserted before the book of Revelation. D&M 120 A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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