1616 Bible, Geneva version

The Booke of Common Prayer, with the Psalter or Psalmes of David. Of that text which is appointed to be used in Churches. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majestie. 1616

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At the foot of the title-page woodcut: "Cum priuilegio". Text is printed in double columns. Contents: Ecclesiastical Calendar Proper Lessons to be Read for the First Lessons both at Morning and Evening Prayers and on the Sundayes throughout the Yeere Proper Lessons for Holy Dayes Proper Psalmes on Certaine Dayes The Order how the Rest of Holy Scripture Besides the Psalter is Appointed to be Read A Table for the Order of the Psalmes to be Said at Morning and Evening Prayer, these to be Observed for Holy Dayes and none Other A Briefe Declaration when Every Terme Beginneth and Endeth The Booke of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments Letanie Collects Communion Publique Baptisme Catechisme Of Matrimonie The Visitation of the Sicke The burial of the dead A Commination The Psalmes of David of that Translation Commonly used in the Church The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures According to Every Family and Tribe with the Line of our Saviour Jesus Christ Observed from Adam to the Blessed Virgin Mary, by J S [John Speed, who was granted a patent in 1610 for ten years to issue and insert his Genealogies and double-page general map (engraved by Elstrack) in every edition of this Bible]. A Description of Canaan and the Bordering Countries, with 2-page map The Bible [leaves numbered in the left-hand margin], that is the Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament. [With a double-page engraved map before the text.] To the Christian Reader Of the Incomparable Treasure of the Holy Scriptures with a Prayer for the Use of the Same How to Take Profit in Reading the Holy Scriptures Index Illustrations: Full page woodcut of Adam and Eve, facing 1st book Moses decorative black and white woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 8.5 cms

Condition
Very good. A small closed tear (2-3cms) on Title page. Some historic taped repairs and some soiling to pages, which is to be expected.

Binding
Recently expertly rebound in brown morocco; the spine is in six compartments with gilt delineations, with gilt title block; plain cream endpapers.

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