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Rare Geneva-breeches Bible/early Edit./old & New Testament-title Page Dated 1585 For Sale

Rare Geneva-breeches Bible/early Edit./old & New Testament-title Page Dated 1585

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VERY RARE - SCARCE EDITION
FINE CONTEMPORARY LEATHER BINDING
RARE BREECHES BIBLE - EARLY EDITION.
BLACK LETTER

[THE HOLY BIBLE
THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW
Translated according to the Ebrew & Greek
&
Conferred with the best translations in diuers languages
. . . With most profitable Annotations]

LONDON: Imprinted by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queens most excellent Maiestie. 1585. (Published date 1585). Cum gratia & priuilegio. From N.T. Title. Thick 4to. 9" x 6.5" Inches (LxB). Over 2.5" inches thick. With New Testament title present & dated 1585. Concordance preface dated 1578. Geneva version. Apocrypha present, text printed in black letter, bound with a incomplete Concordance at the end (text ends on I7). Incomplete genealogies at the start. Imperfect Lacks General title (Herbert 187). Double columns with 70 lines to the full column. Arguments, marginal notes, etc. in roman type. Original full calf leather boards, spine with a fine modern gilt calf leather reback, new endpapers added.

The "Breeches Bible": A Geneva edition mistranslated Genesis 3:7 as "and they sewed figge leaves together and made themselves breeches."

Hence Called the "Breeches" Bible since.

The Geneva or Breeches Bible was imprinted at London by Christopher Barker. Edited by religious refugees in Geneva during the reign of Bloody Mary, this was the Bible of the Puritans. The use of the term breeches in Genesis iii, where the Authorised Version has aprons, gives this version its name. First published in 1560, the Geneva Bible is often called the "Breeches Bible" for its unique rendering of Genesis 3:7. A rare early 16th century collectors item in English. [Darlow & Moule/Herbert 187]. A classic work. There are numerous close-up pictures of the contents given below; please click on them for a detailed description (See Scans below). Please take some time to view the 50+ pictures in detail, in order to gain a full idea of the contents and condition.

NOTE FLAWS: Lacks General title & all before Genesis Chap. 1; NT title trimmed and remounted (See pictures below).

Christopher Barker was an outstanding figure in the printing trade toward the end of the sixteenth century, a wealthy member of the Drapre's Company and a shrewd business man who managed to acquire the most lucrative of all patents for a man with sufficient capital to exploit it - namely the Bible patent. He became a publisher around 1569 and took his device the Tiger's head, badge of the Walsingham family, with which he was closely connected. Although in August 1577 Christopher Barker had been one of the stationers who signed the petition against privileges (see Landsdowne, MS, 48) this did not prevent him from obtaining a patent (Patent Roll, 19El12, Pat. 8) which granted him the office of Royal printer of all statutes, books, bills, Acts of Parliament, proclamations, injunctions, Bibles, and New Testaments... Also of all service books to be used in churches, and all other volumes ordered to be printed by the Queen or Parliament. He had already shown his business acumen in obtaining a privledge for printing the Geneva Bible, of which he and his assigns and deputies had brought out more than fifty editions between 1576 and 1600. ...it is doubtful if he was ever a working printer, any more than was Christopher Barker. They held their patents by purchase and were employers of labour to exploit that patent. Christopher Barker, the Queen's Printer, had the Bible, the book of Common Prayer, Acts of Parliament and Royal Proclamations.

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A SCARCE BIBLE.

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CONDITION REPORT: A rare book in the original full contemporary 17th C. brown calf leather boards, spine with a fine modern gilt calf leather reback, new endpapers added (See Scans below), some wear/tear, scuffing to covers, ends & corners (See Scans below), pages with some soiling, age toning, marginal soiling-staining, are generally clean & bright (See Scans below), the binding is tight & intact (See Scans below). The leather is smooth & supple to the touch (See Scans below). Note: Lacks General title & all before Genesis Chap. 1; NT title trimmed and remounted, incomplete Concordance at the end (text ends on I7). Incomplete genealogies at the start, dust soiling, fraying and a couple of leaves torn (See Scans below). There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. Please click on any of the 50+ images above & below in the listing for enlarged close-up pictures of details, virtues & flaws (See Scans below).


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