BIBLE, in English, Geneva version The Bible, 1590
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BIBLE, in English, Geneva version The Bible, 1590
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BIBLE, in English, Geneva version
The Bible: That is, the Holy Scriptures Contained in the Olde and New Testament, woodcut ornament and device on general and NT titles, general title remounted on stub [STC 2153], Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1590; The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Collected into English Meetre, by Thomas Sternhold, woodcut device on the title, printer's device on colophon, musical notations, dampstaining, most foremargins repaired with loss of a few letters to one leaf, colophon laid down [STC 2477.7], John Wolfe for the Assignes of Richard Day, 1591, 2 works in one vol., blindstamp on 2 leaves, numerous family inscriptions (mostly of the Oliver family) on the titles, blank versos and endpapers, ?eighteenth century calf, cover with inner panel of fleur-de-lys in gilt, later metal cornerpieces (those at forecorners of upper cover engraved "Holy Bible... 1590/ Famille d'Oliver de ?Terncurl, Marquis de Seuville), with a roundel of the family arms, clasps and leather strap, 4to


  • The Geneva version, with Thomson's translation of the New Testament, but bound without the Apocrypha. Includes extensive family inscriptions of the Oliver family of Suffolk, especially in the eighteenth century including a hand-coloured crest of William Oliver, and notes on the inoculation of the inhabitants of the parish of Sudbury after an outbreak of small pox, "N.B. Not one died by inoculation".
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