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    Sale 2488 | Lot 23
    Price Realized: $22,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 23

      (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke. 3 (of 4) woodcut maps of the Holy Land; woodcut plate of the Temple; 26 woodcut text illustrations; lacks the map to face Numbers 33 showing the route of the Exodus. [1] (of [4]), 473 (of 474); 122, [12] (of [14]) leaves; lacks the title, next 2 preliminary leaves (dedicatory letter to Queen Elizabeth), last leaf of the Apocrypha (2 Maccabees 15:34-40), and last 2 leaves of tables. 4to, 242x159 mm, 18th-century reversed leather, rebacked; last preliminary leaf wrinkled and soiled, rehinged and remargined with slight text loss and short clean tear, first leaf of Genesis reinforced in blank lower margin and missing lower inner corner with slight loss to sidenotes, paper fault in blank lower margin of 2S3, dark stain in upper portion of the NT opening leaves and in upper inner corner of the 2 maps immediately preceding, repair affecting sidenotes in lower outer corner of first leaf of Matthew, vertical wormtrail in blank gutters from 1 Timothy through Revelation, last leaf reinforced in blank lower margin. Geneva: Rouland Hall, 1560

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $22,500