1640 folio Geneva Bible - Illustrated folio Bible, with Concordances, full page engravings and maps, musical Psalter
Size: large folio-size - 13" x 9" x 3.5"
Publisher: Thomas Stafford, Amsterdam
VERY GOOD - WELL PRESERVED condition
This is one of the LAST editions of the
famous Geneva Bibles ever printed!
A folio illustrated Geneva printed in 1640
in the Netherlands by the Pilgrims/protestants fled from prosecution
in England before moving to the US. The Bible
is in overall very nicely preserved condition and has retained its
(likely) original leather covers. Many
illustrations and engravings included, also the engraved title page.
Including the engraved general title to the Bible ("The Bible,
That is, the Holy Scriptvres contained in the Old and New Testament
... Amsterdam Printed by Thomas Stafford: and to be fold at his houfe, at
the figne of the Flight of Brabant, upon the Milk-market, over
againft the Deventer Wood-market <I>I>CXL  According to he
copy printed at Edinburgh by Andro Hart in the yeare 1610"). The Bible text is in
large Roman letter font and in two columns with the
footnotes/commentary in Roman font. Complete Tables/Concordances in
the back. It is also printed with the rare 3 page 'Admonition to the
Christian Reader' - explaining why the Apocrypha are not part of the
Canon and not included in this Bible!
Various engravings ( illustrations and maps) throughout,
including 2 full page illustrations related to the tabernacle and
the priests. Beautifully decorated chapter
initials (very large initials for the first chapter of every book).
Also with colophons. Many pictures included! Revelation with Fr
Junius commentary. There is an almost complete Whole book of Psalms
at the rear last numbered page is 114 followed by a prayers page
that has no numbers on it might be missing just a page or two.
The Bible looks to have been
re-backed probably somewhere in the 1800’s binding is solid though
the last page regarding prayers is coming loose. Including preliminary pages
('to the Christian reader') and all titles. Binding is holding well and allows for the book to be read and used, but is old,
so handle with care. Overall clean pages with nice margins. Title
page and 'To the Christian Reader' relaid with some loss. Last page (of the Admonition) with some
loss (see pics). Some occasional age-related discoloring. Various
provenance notes (see pics)
A very rare and attractive Geneva FOLIO Illustrated Bible!