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(stock number K79)
Size: quarto 9" x 7" x 3.5" thick

'The Bible - Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke [...] [Bound With] Two Right Profitable and fruitfull Concordances ... 1586'
EXQUISITE GENUINE 430+ YEAR OLD GENEVA "BREECHES" BIBLE IMPRINTED AT LONDON BY  CHRISTOPHER BARKER PRINTER TO THE QUEENS  MAIEFTIE 1586 - QUARTO EDITION MEASURES 9" x 7" x 3.5" thick overall. This COMPLETE 1586 Bible is comprising both Old Testament and New Testament, as well as he Apocrypha (included in this edition between the Prophets and the New Testament). In addition, the Bible is bound with (as issued, according to ESTC) a COMPLETE copy of "Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances," compiled by Robert F. Herrey,  with his Preface to the Christian Reader, dated 1578, and comprising two extensive Concordances: The first Alphabet of directions to common places, conteyning all the Hebrewe, Caldean, Greeke, Latin, or other strange names..., and The second Alphabet of directions to common places, contayning all the English words …".  A rare find of a rare Bible!
A true 1586 Geneva Bible! ...click for more details...

Price: $3,950.00

(Stock number: F66)
Size:  FOLIO, 14.5" x 10" x 2 1/2" thick

A VERY WELL preserved 1595 folio Bishops Bible - in antiquarian quality rebound. Only lacks the general title page, everything else: prologue, almanac, calendar, tables, maps, colophon etc etc is all present, including the last pages of Revelation (which are ever so often missing).
Superb binding of the highest quality. Beautiful brown calf leather blind stamped boards and spine with the text 'Holy Bible'. The book opens and reads without any concerns whatsoever.
Text in black/Gothic letter. Separate title page to 'The Newe Testament' with broad woodcut border, register & foliation are continuous. The Almanacke and the Calendar are printed in black and red. This is Herbert #227 with maps/engravings next to the first page of Genesis (the garden), at the beginning of the New Testament and after the book of Acts (the Chart Cosmographic). Various tables etc throughout. Ends with colophon and "Christopher Barker ... 1595."
Overall a VERY ATTRACTIVE folio Bishops Bible in a superb binding. ... click for about 77 pictures ...

Price: $6,750.00

Price: $3,650.00

(Stock number: H13)
Size:  quarto, about 10 1/2" x 9" x 4"

A complete and rare (German language) Bible printed by Christoph Saur (Sower in English) in Germantown, Pennsylvania:  the 1776 (also called the gun-wad Bible) which is the first Bible printed from American-made type (font). It is often referred to as the First True American Bible (as it was the first one printed without any imported materials/paper)
It is a rather special Protestant (Lutheran) Bible as in the Apocrypha it only includes the books that Luther has used but Saur also added III and IV Esdras (now referred to as I and II Esdras by Protestants) and III Macabees. The verses in Job 19:25-27 are printed in two translations: Luther's and that from the Berleberg Bible (see one of the pictures)
The 1776 edition (3000 copies) was the first Bible printed with American made letter type. It is also known as the gunwad Bible as legend has it that many inbound pages of this edition were used to make cartridge paper during the battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777.
In VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition: The 1776 Gun-Wad Bible is bound in its original covers and (restored) spine with restored leather hasps and decorated with (original) brass corner and center pieces - very nice! Binding holds very well. Some typical browning but overall very clean and undamaged pages. See picture for the title page
(stock number L28)
Size: QUARTO, 9.5" x 7" x 4.5"
PRISTINE and  EXCELLENT and (daily) usable condition

    "The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament And The New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Cambridge, Printed by John Hayes, Printer to the Univerfitie 1676" An exquisitely beautiful and very rare illustrated Bible in a RARE EXCELLENT condition and QUARTO sized (usually these illustrated Bibles are in the smaller octavo size) with full leather binding and gold decorations. All page edges gilt.
Bound with a complete 'Book of Common Prayer' (with title page, prelims/calendars, prayers and Psalter). Followed by the complete Old Testament (with ornament title page), Apocrypha and New Testament (with 2 titles, 1683).
 Illustrated with over 100 leaves of AMAZING, engravings, also including a set of portraits of the apostles. The Bible is EXTENSIVELY red-ruled (by hand) throughout - very attractive!
Complete in every aspect with a total of 4 title pages! This is an extensive volume printed on extra thick paper and is therefore close to 4.5" thick!
This large/thick quarto sized Bible is in a PRISTINE and  EXCELLENT and (daily) usable condition. Clean roman letter text throughout, with clean pages and paper. Inlaid title to BcP. No writings. Beautifully detailed illustrations - red ruled throughout.
A scarce bible, with an excellent collection of engravings. 

Price: $3,975.00

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