(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke. 4 double-page woodcut maps; double-page woodcut plate of the Temple, laid in from another copy; 26 woodcut text illustrations. 474; 122,  (of ) leaves; lacks the four preliminary leaves, with the title replaced in facsimile; 2I3-4 (Esther 1-6:5), with the text supplied from another edition; and last leaf 4L4 (The Order of the Yeres from Pauls Conversion). 4to, 232x165 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century panelled calf, spine ends restored; margins trimmed just touching some headlines but not otherwise affecting text, contents soiled and dampstained, most noticeably at beginning and end, dog-earing and paper corrosion in blank outer corners of opening leaves, triangular hole through a dozen lines of text on recto and verso of 2O1, clean tear in 2Q1, plate of the Temple trimmed near rule border and frayed with scored inscription on verso showing through on recto, 3H2 mounted with later 18th-century owner's inscription on verso, ink blots and other owners' inscriptions on endpapers. Geneva: Rouland Hall, 1560
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
first edition of the geneva bible."The Geneva translation became the household Bible of Elizabethan England and retained its popularity well into the next century, when its influenced gradually gave way to the Authorized Version of 1611. The community of Marian exiles in Geneva who translated and printed this first edition followed the distinctive features of contemporary French Genevan Bibles--convenient size, roman type, numbered verse divisions, and the inclusion of historical tables, explanatory pictures, plans, and maps . . . These visual aids reflect Genevan concern that even the 'simple reader' should understand obscure passages of scripture" (Luborsky & Ingram). Herbert 107; Printing and the Mind of Man 83; STC/Luborsky & Ingram 2093. Bound with 1612 Company of Stationers edition of the Sternhold-Hopkins metrical Psalms. Roman type in double columns with letterpress music. , 115,  (of ) pages; lacks last 3 leaves. Blank lower outer corner torn off title and corroded off last several leaves. STC 2540.5.