1595 Large Folio red-ruled Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Engravings and Maps, Apocrypha and Concordances
Size: folio 14" x 9.5", 3" thick
Publisher: Christopher Barker, London
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition
A beautifully preserved and rebound/restored, 1595 large folio-size (14" x 9.5"), Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. It is all red-ruled (by hand) throughout huge margins around as the pages appear to be never trimmed! - this is VERY RARE! It contains the Old and New Testaments (with the famous engravings and maps) and the Apocrypha plus two concordances (tables). 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").
Rebound/restored in leather brown covers and 5 band spine gold lettered 'Holy Bible" on a red/gold label. The Bible is printed in 2 columns Roman font letter (easily readable) text with the extensive Geneva Bible notes in Roman font on the sides and as footnotes. Decorated with chapter initials and many colophons as well engravings/maps. The initial 'B' before the address represents Hercules and the Lernea and Hydra.
The Bible text is complete with titles and preliminary pages (lacking the general title and the last page of the table at the end), like the dedication to the reader, various tables, table of content etc (see pictures).
Great binding! Some typical age related smaller faults. New Testament title very nice and clean with 2 preliminaries including the map as called for. Also title to second part (Psalms). Genesis to Revelation is complete. Paper repairs on the first 10 or so pages. Lacking the last one or two pages of the 2nd table at rear and the general title. HUGE uncut margins all around and red ruled all the way!
A very special pre-1600 un-cut red-ruled Geneva illustrated folio Bible!