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THE BIBLE, GENEVA VERSION
London, Robert Barker, printer to His Most Excellent Majestie, 1615.. London, Robert Barker, printer to His Most Excellent Majestie, 1615.. PRAYER BOOK, GENEALOGIES, A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN WITH MAP, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND APOCRYPHA, TWO RIGHT AND PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES AND THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER. 1615. Text in black letter and notes in Roman. Prayer Book dated 1614, title page and almanacke printed in red and black, coat of arms and heads in pictorial border to title page coloured red, 45 unnumbered leaves including title page, almanacke, psalmes and prayers. Title page to The Genealogies by J.S. (John Speed), pages 1-34, some genealogies have woodcut illustrations, one is Adam and Eve. A Description of Canaan, 2 pages of text and a double page map, attributed to John Speed. Woodcut pictorial title page to The Bible dated 1615, showing the tribes of Israel and the 12 Disciples round a heart shape, remarkable for the omission of the word HOLY in the title, a prayer on the verso of title page, "Of the incomparable Treasures of the Holy Scriptures with a prayer for the true use of the same", Cum Privilegio at the bottom of both title pages, [1] 1-435, New Testament woodcut title page dated 1615, showing tribes and the disciples round heart shape, [4], 441-554, pages numbered on rectos only, the list of the books in the Bible comes on the page before first page of New Testament. Title page to the Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances collected by R. F. H. dated 1615, A1-L2, colophon dated 1615. Title page to The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meter by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins, printed for the Company of Stationers, 1616, printer's vignette to title page, A1-G8, colophon dated 1616, last 7 pages are prayers and table. Thick small 4to bound in eights, approximately 210 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, printed in double column, woodcut head and tail pieces, bound in old calf, rebacked using old spine, red title label with gilt lettering, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, small chip to bottom of spine, covers scratched, covers relaid on new leather, just visible at edges and turnovers, book plate of Beresford Edward Aden on first pastedown, prayer book title has been strengthened at margins and corners repaired, outer margin slightly trimmed, 4th leaf has repairs to corners and small repair to inner margin, no loss of text, the general title page has closed tear repaired to verso, hardly visible on recto, plus 2 small repairs to margins, following page, To the Christian Reader, has lower corner neatly repaired with loss of text to last three lines, page 209 has a small closed tear to text, affecting a few letters but no loss of meaning, page 506, Paul to the Romans, has a tear with loss to side notes and approximately the end of 12 lines both sides of the page, plus a long closed tear repaired with loss to side notes on verso, 2 small holes in page 548, Revelation, with loss of a few letters, 2 pages have pale brown stain to lower margins, all text legible, old ink lettered family tree to verso of New Testament title page, other old ink names here and there, 1 capital letter neatly coloured black, a few leaves mostly at the beginning slightly dog-eared and with a few small marginal nicks, pale staining and light soiling in places but overall a good copy. See: Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525-1961 by A. S. Herbert, page 142, and Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Volume 1, pages 145-147; ESTC S5052?. Ruth iii v.15 'she went'. Genesis Chapter 3, verse 7, 'and they made themselves breeches'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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