THE BIBLE THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES CONTAINED IN THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT. London: Imprinted ... by Robert Barker, [1612], Bound after: Speed, John: THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, ACCORDING TO EUERY FAMILY AND TRIBE .... [London: Printed by John Beale, 1612?]. Bound with: THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES. COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER, BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, IOHN HOPKINS, AND OTHERS ....

London: Printed [by Felix Kingston] for the Companie of Stationers, 1618. [2],34,[4(double-spread map)]; [4],362 [i.e. 366], 361-444, [2], 3- 135, [7] leaves; [1],114 (i..e. 113),[7]pp. Small folio. Old calf, rebacked, with portions of original backstrip laid down, remnants of gilt borders on boards, 20th century endsheets and inserted sectional dividing blanks. Maps, illustrations, engraved general title to Bible. Entirety of all three works rules in red. Genealogies: map has repairs to edges and is remargined at gutter (no loss to image), small spot to margin and a bit of soiling. Bible: engraved title and full-page woodcut of the Garden of Eden trimmed close and shaved at fore-margin, normal page numbering errors in gathering 3K, occasional modest soiling and some generally minor spotting. a few small marginal repairs (one a tear in lower edge of 2Z3 across several lines, without loss), minute worm track in inner gutter of 2M-T; Psalms: repaired tear in upper margin of A3 touching a few letters, K1-7 a bit limp and frayed, with repairs to two lower blank forecorners; K8 (terminal blank) wanting; some moderate scattered soiling, minute wormhole in black fore-margin of leaves G8 to end, some rust satins to gutter/inner margins of gatherings G and H resulting in a few small holds; bookseller's annotations on pastedowns (in ink !!!) describing it an "exceptionally fine volume," and giving partially erroneous bibliographic citations. Still, generally a good lot. Item #WRCLIT69855

A characteristic gathering of the three texts, the Bible being the Geneva-Tonson- Junius version, in an edition that is a very close reprint of Barker's 1607 edition. The general engraved title is undated, and the sectional full title-page for the NT is dated 1611, but the printer's colophon at the end is dated 1612. The text of the Apocrypha is included as a part of the contiguous whole. The edition of the Genealogies, which is here bound prior to the Bible, is one of the several folio printings attributed to Beale that are partially sorted as to minute variants in STC and ESTC; however, this example does not conform to the variants in ESTC in regard to the line-breaks in the side note on A1V. The present edition of the Sternhold and Hopkins Psalms includes some music settings. This is among the last folio London printings of the Geneva text, the standard text of 16th century Protestantism, and the text referenced by Shakespeare, Donne, Bunyan, et al. The first edition of the NT was printed in Geneva in 1557 and was first printed in England in 1575-6. ESTC S1189; S101955; and S122901. HERBERT 312. STC 2218; 23039 (REF); and 2560.

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