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",
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
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
It collates as follows "The
Summe of the whole Scripture", an extensive genealogie (6 leaves),
"The whole scripture...", "Preface into the Bible"3
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!
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!