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The Bible, That Is, The Holy Scriptures, Contained in the Old and New Testament: Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke, and Conferred with the Best Translations in Divers Languages (3 Volume Set)
London: Imprinted ... By Robert Barker. 1602. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall (tall thick). F First Edition Thus. H Full Leather. Very Good. Slight scuffing and rubbing to covers (modern leather; chiefly to midsections); tape repair to foredge of title page (volume 1, at upper right corner), repair to title page of volume 3 (nearly all except upper left corner; with blank from unidentified similar volume); slight wear to foredges of few leaves (chiefly to corners); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminary leaves). [ca. 300] pages per volume (including interleaving). Title on spines: Holy Bible. The so- called "Geneva" Bible (including the apocryphal books), plus the translation of the New Testament by Laurence Tomson; divided into 3 volumes, with interleaved blank pages for marginal commentary, virtually all with ink annotations in several (at least 3 or 4) unidentified 17th or possibly 18th century holograph hands. The third volume also contains two "tables" (i.e., references to personal names) at rear, also interleaved (and with a few holograph entries, chiefly alphabetic guides). Also notable for the few copperplate engraved illustrations (particularly the chief title page). Wing STC (2nd edition) #2185; Herbert #268; BMC, volume 2, page 1263, column 91. Pagination as follows: [12], 240, [1]; [4], 242- 486, [1]; [6], 489-626 (i.e., 636), [17] pages plus extra leaves. Provenance: Possibly from the library of the noted translator John Healey (died 1610), famous as the translator of St. Augustine's "City of God"; holograph signature at upper right corner of the first volume's title page reads "J. Hea" (remainder lacking due to wear and to tape repair); holograph hand in some of actual text volumes resembles this signature); remaining holograph entries on interleaved pages unidentified, but evidently that of a divine and/or scholar of the period, with abbreviated references to former translations and/or commentaries (chiefly in Latin); also particularly noteworthy for the interleaved commentary (in English) on the text of Matthew 5: 13 ("doxology" at the end of the Lord's Prayer). 3 volumes complete; bound uniformly in full dark brown modern calf, gilt- stamped and decorated spines, new cream endpapers, all edges trimmed and stained red-brown. Nice, tight set in an austere, modern heavy calf fine binding.
      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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