1570 Exceptional red-ruled COMPLETE Quarto Geneva Bible, printed At Geneva by Jean Crispin with Apocrypha, tables, engravings, maps and metrical Psalter - binding, clasps, custom storage box and Francis Fry notes - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1570 Exceptional red-ruled COMPLETE Quarto Geneva Bible, printed At Geneva by Jean Crispin with Apocrypha, tables, engravings, maps and metrical Psalter - binding, clasps, custom storage box and Francis Fry notes
Size: quarto, 8.5 x 6 x 3" thick
 Publisher:  John Crispin  (Jean Crespin) at Geneva
VERY GOOD+ to EXCELLENT condition!

Price: $28,500.00

This is an AMAZINGLY preserved and exceptionally rare ALL COMPLETE 1568-1570 Geneva Bible, only the second quarto edition ever printed: printed 'At Geneva' by John Crispin (Jean Crespin), one of the printers in Geneva closely associated with the Reformers movement! This is one of the very few editions of the Geneva Bible that was actually printed in Geneva (hence the Bible's name) BEFORE printing of this Bible was 'moved' to England and monopolized by Christopher Barker.
With hand-written note by famous Bible biographer Francis Fry (1803-1886) in the front of the Bible: 'The Genevan Version J Crispin 1570. This Copy has the "Calender Historical' with the very rare title all genuine. The Bible is also perfect and all genuine but the Map at the end of Acts which is facsimile'. Signed Francis Fry - (this writing and signature look authentic).
Beautiful museum quality rebound with exquisite binding in contemporary 16th century style with calf leathers covers/spine, including Renaissance chevron style embroidered endbands, marble paper endpapers, hand cut brass clasps/straps and trolling over all in both blind and gold. Old bookplate has been retained - this is how a luxury edition of this Bible would have been issued! Comes with a custom full leather enclosure in matching style.
With ALL the original title pages: Title to the Calendar (M.D.LXIX - 1569, with John Crispin device), The General Title (M.D.LXX - 1570),  the New Testament title page (1568) and the title to the COMPLETE Metrical Psalter (which is by the way the first time this metrical Psalter was printed and included with a Geneva, 1569) and it includes the "Treatise of Athanasius"
This Bible is complete in EVERY ASPECT, including all prelims with the Calender section including the various introductions, a supputation of the years from Creation, table of the cycle of the Sun, the 12 month Calendar with a small cut at the beginning of each month and an overview of 'the fairs in France and elsewhere'. Next the general title, the Epistle (dated 10 April 1569), to the Reader and Table of Bookes. After the Apocrypha is a 'brief table of the propre names', followed by the NT Title and some more prelims. After Revelation are a few more tables (incl a table of the principal things) and the complete Whole Booke of Psalmes (Hymns, Psalms and prayers with musical bars - all complete, ends with the prayers).
Printed in Roman Type with double columns, includes a set of  in-text engravings PLUS the 5 maps (Number 33, Joshua 15, Ezekiel, Holie Land and Paul's Travels) which were printed on separate leaves and inserted as well as the 'degrees of consanguinitie' inserted at Leviticus 18).
The whole Bible is red-ruled by hand!
It is also worth mentioning that in this edition the Apocryphal book ' the Prayer of Manasseh" is actually placed in the main Old Testament section immediately after 2 Chronicles) instead of with the other Apocryphal books.
This Bible is described in Herbert's catalog as number 130.
VERY GOOD+ to EXCELLENT condition! Stunning binding  restored to conservator quality. Very easy to open and read. ALL complete.  All in amazingly well preserved condition. Pages edges red-dried for protection likely in the 1800s.  A few pages have tight cut headers. Few scribbles and other previous owner's notes (all very minor). Has many in text woodcuts and the Geneva commentary notes that made this bible the most famous of the day! The map in Acts is a later inserted early facsimile. The Catechism is not present and was likely never bound in this Bible. Beautifully bound could use as a daily reader!! See below for 100 pictures.
A truly unique complete 1568 - 1570 Geneva Bible
 
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