1595 Very well preserved folio Bishop Holy Bible, with titles, prelims, Apocrypha, maps in superb binding - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1595 Very well preserved folio Bishop Holy Bible, with titles, prelims, Apocrypha, maps in superb binding
Size:  FOLIO, 14.5" x 10" x 2 1/2" thick
Publisher: Deputies Of Christopher Barker, London
VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition

Price: $6,750.00

A VERY WELL preserved 1595 folio Bishops Bible - in antiquarian quality rebound. Only lacks the general title page, everything else: prologue, almanac, calendar, tables, maps, colophon etc etc is all present, including the last pages of Revelation (which are ever so often missing).
Superb binding of the highest quality. Beautiful brown calf leather blind stamped boards and spine with the text 'Holy Bible'. The book opens and reads without any concerns whatsoever.
Text in black/Gothic letter. Separate title page to 'The Newe Testament' with broad woodcut border, register & foliation are continuous. The Almanacke and the Calendar are printed in black and red. This is Herbert #227 with maps/engravings next to the first page of Genesis (the garden), at the beginning of the New Testament and after the book of Acts (the Chart Cosmographic). Various tables etc throughout. Ends with colophon and "Christopher Barker ... 1595."
VERY GOOD condition. Collates as called for (12 - lacking General Title page), 562 leaves. Signatures (A)-(B)6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Zzz6, Aaaa-Zzzz6, Aaaaa6, Bbbbb4. Full page woodcut facing fol.1. with marginal ink mark. Facing pages with a few small ink spots. With maps at Ffff4 and Rrrr4v. Tables & decorative woodcut head and tail pieces and initials. First and last pages with staining, repairs and damaged paper edges (not affecting text - see the many pictures). The main body is EXCEPTIONALLY clean and with full margins etc.
Overall a VERY ATTRACTIVE folio Bishops Bible in a superb binding. See below for about 77 pictures!
 
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