1589 Complete Early Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter in excellent binding - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1589 Complete Early Quarto Geneva - Breeches - Bible with Apocrypha, Concordances and Psalter in excellent binding
Size: quarto 9 x 7   x 3.25" 
 Publisher: Christopher Barker, London
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

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A nicely preserved, THICK 1589 Quarto-size, COMPLETE Geneva (Breeches) Holy Bible in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition, containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha plus two extensive 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").
High quality restored (blind stamped/decorated) brown leather covers and spine (gold lettered red label 'Holy Bible 1589". 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 is complete with ALL titles 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' (see pictures)
Excellent binding! Typical age related smaller faults. Contents are overall very clean with some typical occasionally somewhat grubby, worn and thumbed pages, with some scattered foxing/browning throughout. Nice margins all around.

Contains the Old Testament, New Testament (separate title page), Apocrypha, and 'Two right Profitable Concordances (Separate title page, no date). AND also bound with a 1590 (with title page) metric musical-bar Psalter (contains all Psalms, lacks a few pages of prayers at the end)

Black letter, double column. Early GENEVA Bible, known as 'The Breeches Bible'. The Geneva Bible was hugely influential throughout Elizabethan England.
 
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