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The Bible: That is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament.

The Bible: That is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament.

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The Bible: That is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament.

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London: Christopher Barkar (sic), 1577. Folio (10" x 7"). An illustrated Breeches Bible with the text in Roman font. Professionally rebound in period-style black calf and bound with the complete Book of Common Prayer.

Description: Begins with the complete Book of Common Prayer with title page (1603) in red and black on large paper. General title page (1577) with decorative border to headline and woodcut of the Red Sea. Text in two column Roman font. Complete set of Geneva illustrations and maps. Apocrypha included as issued. Folding plate of Ezekiel's temple at the end of Ezekiel torn with half missing and one closed tear to foot. Printed New Testament title page (1577). Double page map of Paul's journey's defective with half missing. First chapter woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces throughout.

Collation: [par]^6, A-Z^6, Aa-Zz^6, Aaa-Ooo^6, Aaaa-Mmmm^6, Nnnn^4, [unsigned]^2, Aaaaa-Xxxxx^6. Complete.

Binding: Rebound in period-style black paneled calf. Bords in concentric blind-tooled panels with rolls and corner fleurons. Spine with four raised bands and blind-rolls to compartments. The words "Holy Bible" on red gilt-line morocco label and the numbers "1577" to bottom of spine. Endpapers renewed.

Condition: Title page to Book of Common Prayer mounted on a stub; damp stain to top 1/6 to 1/3 of text throughout volume; Genealogy records of John Tilsby (b. 1770) on recto of general title page; manuscript arrow pointers to verses throughout; Ll3 piece torn to fore-edge without text loss; Mm4 piece torn from lower corner with loss of a letter of sidenotes; Aaa2, Ggg5,6 closed tear into text without loss; Mmmm1 repaired closed tear to bottom edge; Xxxxx3-5 (Tables) tear and loss to text. The above faults notwithstanding, a nice copy of a scarce 16th-century Geneva Bible with good margins and a complete Bible text.

References: Herbert 348; ESTC S1792.


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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description. Further,...
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Raised Band(s)
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A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
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