1599 Complete, beautiful Quarto illustrated Geneva Breeches Bible, with engravings, concordances, and metric Psalter - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1599 Complete, beautiful Quarto illustrated Geneva Breeches Bible, with engravings, concordances, and metric Psalter 
Size: quarto 9  x 7 x 2" 
Publisher: Deputies of Christopher Barker, London
VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
Rare and Complete 1599 GENEVA BIBLE - LARGE QUARTO VOLUME . With all 5 ORIGINAL TITLES! Roman font with borders. RARE TO FIND COMPLETE, CLEAN, and nice preserved CONDITION! Bound with a Booke of Psalms (title 1650m including al psalms but lacking some pages at the end)

 'THE BIBLE THAT IS THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Conteined in the Old and New TESTAMENT Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations in divers Languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all hard places and other things of great importance. IMPRINTED AT LONDON by the Deputies of Christopher Barker. Printer to the Queens most Excellent Maiestie 1599' (+ bound with another general title and a title to the second part)

 And: 'THE NEW TESTAMENT Of our Lord JESUS CHRIST Translated out of the Greeke by Theod. Beza; With briefe Summaries and expositions upon the hard places by the said Authour Ioac , Camer and P. Loseler. Villerius Englished by L. TOMSON Together with the Annotations of Fr. Iunius upon the Revelation of S. IOHN....'

GENEVA Bible, known as 'The Breeches Bible'. Junius' notes on Revelation were added, in 1599, replacing the original notes.

General title with woodcut device, OT & NT title within woodcut border comprising multiple compartments, woodcut maps and numerous engravings/illustrations, vignettes, decorations and initials. 
 Overall VERY GOOD conditon. Contemporary full sheepskin, sometime rebacked with plain spine, this clearly very old also. Slight cracking rear joint, board attached. Lacks front blank endpaper. There is scattered spotting and browning to the text, some very old ownership inscriptions and doodles, occasional marginal staining, some marginal notes trimmed close to a few leaves, one or two marginal tears, tear to gutter margin of p99 NT, General title and prelims sl frayed, OT title and first leaf edge chipped, one leaf of tables corner chipped with minor loss. Several maps and engravings in the text. Overall this is a very well used copy with marginal flaws, tears and browning but overall a Good copy. Apart from the blank front endpaper it is complete and there are no really major faults. This is one of the many variations of Barker's "1599" Geneva Bible with Thomson's New Testament but Junius's Revelation.
 nice complete copy of the 1599 Geneva Bible.
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