1616 Bible The book has been bound in sections; the text is generally laid out in two columns, with decorative black and white woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials and other illustrations throughout. 1. The Booke of Common Prayer, with the Psalter or Psalmes of David. Of that Translation which is appointed to be used in Churches. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majestie. 1616. "Cum priuilegio". 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 The Psalmes of David of that Translation Commonly used in the Church [150 psalms] 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. Cum priuilegio. [John Speed was granted a patent in 1610 for ten years to issue and insert his Genealogies and a double-page general map in every edition of this Bible. There are 34 pages here, the first of which has a central illustration of Adam and Eve, also A Description of Canaan and the Bordering Countries, with very scarce 2-page map of Canaan, [engraved by Elstrack]. 2. The Bible that is the Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie. Anno Dom 1616. Cum priuilegio Regiae Majestis”. Title page woodcut with royal emblems. Here is also a full-page depiction of the first Chapter of Genesis: Adam and Eve, with the fishes, birds and beasts over which they have rule. The Apocrypha and both Concordances are present. 3. The Whole Booke of Psalmes. Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternehole, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt Notes to Sing them withall. Imprinted for the Companie of Stationers. 1624. Condition: very good. Recently rebound in calf; spine with gilt compartment delineations and gilt title block. Plain cream endpapers. Some general foxing and soiling throughout; occasionally, there are neat handwritten notes in margins and some small ink-drops. Evidence of worm damage. Historic taped repairs to first page of the Calendar and on leaf 238 where the page has been torn from top to bottom; this repair has resulted in loss to the text on this leaf. There is a small loss of paper at the top of the last page of the Apocrypha (page is not numbered). “The end of the Apocrypha” is printed at bottom of the page. The facing page, headed “The Printer to the Diligent Reader”, has Ffff 2 printed at the bottom of the page and overleaf, Ffff3, but Ffff1 is not present. Leaf 50 of St John: loss of bottom outer corner of the page, with some loss of text. Elsewhere, there are small tears and sometimes losses from page edges, but with no loss of the text.
Binding Recently rebound in calf; spine with gilt compartment delineations and gilt title block. Plain cream endpapers.
Publisher Robert Barker
Condition Very good