1585 Early Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter, with original straps and metal pieces - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1585 Early Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter, with original straps and metal pieces
Size: quarto 9 x 7  x 3.5"
Publisher: Christopher Barker, London
VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
A nicely preserved, 1585 Quarto-size, beautifully re-bound/restored Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition, containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, Two very extensive concordances (tables) and a 1585 Metric Psalter with musical bars. Printed in London by the renowned Christopher Barker.
The Geneva Bible is often referred to as the 'Breeches' Bible because of its translation in Genesis 3:7 as "and they sowed figge-tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches" (the KJV has "aprons").
Very attractive restored with ORIGINAL brown calf leather covers decorated with the original hardware (8 crner pieces, 2 center pieces and closing clasps) and restored spine. The Bible is printed in 2 columns black letter (Gothic) text with the extensive Geneva Bible notes in Roman font on the sides and as footnotes. Decorated with chapter initials and many colophons.
The Bible text itself is COMPLETE and preliminary pages, like 'How to take profit of the Scriptures', 'Of the incomparable treasure', 'the Sum of the Whole Scriptures' and 'Certain Questions and Answers about the doctrine of Predestination' and 'The names and order of all the bookes'
Solid binding! Lacks general title page, Included New Testament title (laid down with repairs), titles to Concordances and Psalter, all colophons etc. The Psalter is dated 1585 (rare) and contains all Psalms and Hymns (lacks 1 leaf). Nicely rebacked with original leather and metal pieces. Closing straps are in fully working order (original metal, new leather). various pages of early Provenance. Some leaves lack corners but are professionally repaired. Typical use related wear. Margins tight but not cut into headers etc. See pictures for details.
 
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