1611 gorgeous folio COMPLETE illustrated Geneva Bible, with Book of Common Prayer, Apocrypha, Concordances and musical Psalter
Size: folio-size - 12.5" x 9" x 3"
Publisher: Robert Barker, London
VERY GOOD condition
This is a well preserved and very rare and
folio-sized Geneva Holy Bible, printed by the renowned Robert Barker, in London
in 1611. Excellent binding with period style brown leather covers and spine, red labeled in gold letters: "Holy Bible".
This Geneva Bible or
also called Breeches Bible is COMPLETE with all title pages, the
famous extensive commentaries by the early reformers, and a complete series of
the sought-after Geneva engravings with additionally the complete Prayer
Book and metric Psalter
This Bible contains FIVE
sections bound together: the Common Book of Prayer (lacks title,
start with calendar), the
complete Bible (Old and New Testament, with all titles and prelims
etc, the Apocrypha, the Concordances (the two tables) and the Whole
Book of Psalms (Psalter, with musical bars, complete including even
the index page - very rare!). Including a total of THREE title pages: the general title to the Bible ("The Bible,
That is, the Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Teftament") and the title
pages to the New Testament (translated out of the Greeke by Theod.
Beza. ... 1611") and the Psalter ("the Whole Booke of Psalmes ... 1609").
ALL sections are complete in
every aspect, including titles, prelims, illustrations and
Next to the first page of
Genesis is a full page engraving of the Garden of Eden with the Tree
of Life". Various smaller engravings (the complete famous
Geneva set of illustrations and maps) throughout. Beautifully decorated chapter
initials (very large initials for the first chapter of every book). Many pictures included!
This folio sized Geneva Bible is in
an overall VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE
condition. Complete Bible text with all title pages and prelims.
Some repairs/small damages on the first pages of the Prayer Book. The binding is in a solid
condition. The (cotton based) paper is
crisp, clean, and only minor aging. Some occasional light
discoloring. Full and wide margins.
A SPECIAL historical Geneva illustrated