1607 FOLIO Complete Geneva Bible with engravings/maps, Tables and Apocrypha - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1607 FOLIO Complete Geneva Bible with engravings/maps, Tables and Apocrypha
FOLIO,12.5" x 8.25" x 2.25        
Publisher: Robert Barker, London
VERY GOOD condition

Price: $2,250.00

THIS IS THE LEGENDARY BREECHES BIBLE
 translated in Genesis 3:7 as "and they sowed figge-tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches."
 The accepted meaning is "coverings" (the KJV has "aprons").
 The Bible : that is, the holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament.
 London: Imprinted by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kinges Most Excellent Maiestie. Cum Privilegio, 1607.
 
 A truly fascinating find, this is a RARE Geneva FOLIO Holy Bible. This edition of the Geneva Bible, printed by Robert Barker in London, presents itself in a folio format, bound in a later attractive gilt black leather spine, with HOLY BIBLE, BARKER, MDCVII in gilt; the boards in slightly worn cloth and leather corners; hinges and binding intact, strong and nicely preserved. Page edges are also stained an attractive red. The Bible is complete and carries all of its original content, including a stunning engraved main title in front, a full page illustration of Adam and Eve, a handful of in-text beautiful woodcut maps, woodcuts, initials, devices and more. Present are a complete Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and all of the New Testament. Within, the Bible has some minor instances of a few small scattered stains and inkings, the main title in front with small corner loss and archival repairs done very nicely. Bound with a Concordance at the rear, also complete with the colophon matching the NT title and front title, dated 1607. No EP in front, as bound, but with decorative pastedowns and rear EP/pastedowns. Retaining all title pages, a seldom seen complete folio and a sure catch for anyone's collection.
 
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