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Geneva Bible.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3311T Location: Boston Date / Time: November 11, 2019 12:00PM


Geneva Bible. London: Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christoper Barker, 1589. Two octavo volumes, Old Testament and New Testament title pages printed within woodcut compartment incorporating Barker's initials, separate title for the Concordances; both volumes interleaved throughout (paper watermarked 1808), some with the notes of the Reverend Isaac Taylor (1759-1829) of Ongar (with portrait); in older reversed calf, all four boards detached, spines perished, sewing failing; some headlines and side notes trimmed with loss, spotting, holes, other defects from heavy use; I: [pi]2, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8; II: Pp-Zz8, Aaa-Hhh8, *4, Iii2 (bound upside down), Kkk-Yyy8, Zzz10, A-I8, K9; 8 x 6 1/4 in. (2)

The Geneva translation was prepared by William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, Thomas Sampson, and others. It was the primary Bible of 16th-century English Protestantism, taken to North America on the Mayflower, and the translation used by Shakespeare, Donne, and Bunyan.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Isaac Taylor, Thomas Sampson, Christoper Barker, Donne, London