1572 Exceptional quality and complete pulpit-size Bishops Bible with the two-version Psalter, beautiful engravings, amazing binding, corners and hasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1572 Exceptional quality and complete pulpit-size Bishops Bible with the two-version Psalter, beautiful engravings, amazing binding, corners and hasps
Size: large folio 17" x 11" x 5.5" thick
Publisher: Richard Jugge, London
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT CONDITION!
Bible is SOLD
An EXCEPTIONAL quality, complete PULPIT folio sized (17" x 11" x 5.5") 1572 Bishops Bible. This is the SECOND FOLIO EDITION of the famous Bishops' Bible of the Church of England. Including the Calendar and Genealogies, the Old and New Testament and Apocrypha. This is by far the nicest, best preserved and most complete early Bishop's Bible we have ever seen. It is exceptionally complete - all prelims, ALL titles (with facsimile general title) and Bible pages are present. Ends with the tables and Jugge's colophon!
"The Holie Bible", 1572, London, R. Jugge. Loaded with amazing engravings!  Including large engravings in Genesis (2, including a map), Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers (including a map), Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 3rd Kings (is now called 1 Kings), Isaiah, Jeremiah, map in NT, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts (map), Romans, James, 1 Peter and of course Revelation. Also beautifully decorated chapter initials throughout.
A total of FIVE (engraved/illustrated) title pages: the General Title (facsimile), the Second Part, the Third part, the Apocrypha and the New Testament title.
This is the only edition that contains the two- version Psalter, which exhibits, printed side by side, (1) the translation used in the Book of Common Prayer [from the Great Bible] and (2) the translation after the Hebrewes [Bishops Bible].
It collates as follows "The Summe of the whole Scripture", an extensive genealogie (6 leaves), "The whole scripture...", "Preface into the Bible"3 leaves), a prologue by T Cranmer, late Archbyshop of Canterburie (3 leaves),  "Description of the Yeeres" and "Order of the bookes", The Almanack and Calendar (printed in red and black - the calendar with the signs of the zodiac, 8 leaves). Then the Bible interspersed with a number of tables, maps, woodcuts etc.
Beautifully bound with contemporary blind-tooled calf over (original) wooden boards with brass center- and corner pieces (lacks 1), brass catches, central pieces and (restored) hasps. Please take your time to enjoy this treasure, following are  over a 100 pictures!
Museum quality, masterfully restored. VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT CONDITION! A VERY CLEAN copy, all full pages (no shaved margins and full headers etc, likely the margins/pages were never trimmed). Very clean paper! Some rough paper edges in the front. General title in hi-quality facsimile. Lacks double pages map (likely not originally included). Good sized margins. A few marginal tears, some soiling/dampstaining, marks, small tears. Excellent binding - ready for many years of daily use!
 
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