1568 Extremely Rare Second Quarto Edition Geneva Bible, printed At Geneva by Jean Crespin with all titles, double page maps, tables and metrical Psalter - exquisite binding - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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  1568 Extremely Rare Second Quarto Edition Geneva Bible, printed At Geneva by Jean Crespin with all titles, double page maps, tables and metrical Psalter - exquisite binding
Size: quarto, 9 x 6 x 3.25" thick
Publisher:  John Crespin  (Jean Crespin) at Geneva
VERY GOOD+ and WELL PRESERVED condition
Bible is SOLD
This is a well preserved and exceptionally rare Geneva Bible, only the second quarto edition ever printed: printed 'At Geneva' by John Crespin (Jean Crespin), one of the printers in Geneva closely associated with the Reformers movement! This is one of the very few editions of the Geneva Bible that was actually printed in Geneva (hence the Bible's name) BEFORE printing of this Bible was 'moved' to England and monopolized by Christopher Barker.
Hi-quality restoration with exquisite binding in contemporary 16th century style. With the original Old Testament (general, 1568) and New Testament title page (1568) and the title to the complete Metrical Psalter (which is by the way the first time this metrical Psalter was printed and included with a Geneva, 1569)
The Bible itself is complete, except for it lacks the prelims (so it start with the title page - see pictures below). The Old Testament is followed by the New Testament title and the complete New Testament, followed by the table ('Table of the Principal things...').
Just before the Psalter is an overview included of Paul's life and his writings. The title page of the Psalter is followed by "a Treatise made by Athanasius the Great", various hymns and the complete book of Psalmes (with musical bars). It is all complete and ends with  a section of prayers.
Printed in Roman Type with double columns, includes a set of 26 in-text engravings.
It is also worth mentioning that in this edition the Apocryphal book ' the Prayer of Manasseh" is actually placed in the main Old Testament section immediately after 2 Chronicles) instead of with the other Apocryphal books.
This edition was issued with 5 double page maps (which were loose and had to be inserted) - ALL these maps are present: (1) Wanderings of the Israelites, (2) Land of Canaan, (3) Temple, (4) Land during Jesus' days and (5) Travels of Paul (1/2 of this map is lacking)
This Bible is described in Herbert's catalog as number 130.

 Stunning binding restored to conservator quality. Can be used, opened and read on a daily basis. Tight binding. Lacks the prelim leave. Main title has bottom corner loss as seen. Small loss of text to bottom of early leaf of Genesis as seen. Three leaves in Deuteronomy have a small area near top in nice manuscript, including one header. General light stain to outer margins and top section. Later dozen or two leaves in psalms at end are brittle at top corners. Lacks one page in Nehemiah. Various provenance related  notes and scribbles on the blank pages.

Has many in text woodcuts and the notes that made this Bible the most famous of the day! Beautifully bound could use as a daily reader!!
A gorgeous and remarkable 1568 Geneva Bible
 
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