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The Bible : that is, the Holy Scriptures contained in the Old & New Testament.

Additional Title(s):

Bible. English. Geneva-Tomson.

Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, printer to the Kinges most excellent Maiestie, [1607]
Physical Description:
[6], 294, 294-299, 301-361, [1], 359-362, 361-444, 135, [7] leaves : ill., maps (woodcuts) ; 33 cm (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BS170 1607+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Related Content:
View the catalog record for the George Preston bookplate (bound with the BAC copy of this title).
View the catalog record for the miniature of Thomas Braythwait making his will (bound with the BAC copy of this title).
The Geneva version of the Old Testament, translated by William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, Thomas Sampson, and perhaps others, with Laurence Tomson's revision of the Geneva version of the New Testament and his translation of Franciscus Junius' translation of Revelation.
With an elaborate engraved architectural title by William Hole, depicting the Tribes of Israel and the Twelve Apostles. Page [6] contains a full-page woodcut illustration of the Garden of Eden.
Includes woodcut illustrations, maps, intitials, and head- and tail-pieces throughout the text.
Publication date from colophon.
Signatures: [par.]⁴ A-3L⁶ 3M-3O⁸ 3P-5E⁶ 5F⁴.
"The Nevv Testament of our Lord Iesus Christ" has separate title page and foliation; register is continuous.
The leaf after first 361 misnumbered 354.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 2199
Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 289
English short title catalogue, S122320
Includes indexes.
BAC: British Art Center copy has inserted at front a hand-painted miniature depicting the deathbed of Thomas Braythwait, of Ambleside Hall, in Cumbria. The painting is cataloged separately as: Thomas Braythwait making his will. Opposite the painting, is full-page painting of Thomas Braythwait's coat of arms, apparently executed by a professional arms painter. Preceding the coat of arms is a specially printed bookplate, catalogued separately as: This booke was giuen by legacie from Thomas Braythwait of Ambleside gent. who died in the yeare of our Lord 1607, vnto George Preston of Houlker gent.
BAC: British Art Center copy is also extra-illustrated with 16 additional engraved plates, all uncolored. These include a set of 12 engraved portraits of Old Testament characters by Jacob De Gheyn after Karel Van Mander, with 4 portraits pasted per page; a set of portraits of the 12 Apostles, by Hendrik Goltzius, 1589 (see Hirschmann, 34-47), also pasted 4 to a page; a set of engravings of the four Evangelists by Sadeler (i.e. Jan Sadeler?) after Wolfgang Kilian; portraits of Moses, Maria, and Aaron by Jacob Matham, after Giuseppe Cesari; and an engraving of Moses and the serpent by Crispin de Passe.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled olive-brown morocco, with original bosses and clasps. Columns and margins are ruled in red throughout. Provenance: George Preston (d. 1640) of Holker Hall; Gawen Brathwaite (1583-1653) of Ambleside Hall; Elizabeth Otway (née Brathwaite); Catherine Upton (née Otway), wife of William Upton, of Ingmire Hall, with a ms. note on front flyleaf recording the births of Mary, John, and Jane Upton; John Herbert Upton (1865-1930); Lt.-Col. John Trelawny Upton (1893-1967); Capt. Patrick John Upton (b. 1931); Sir Tobias Rodgers (1940-1997).
Subject Terms:
Braythwait, Thomas, d. 1607 -- Provenance.
Preston, George, of Houlker -- Provenance.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Miniatures (Paintings)
Coats of Arms.
Whittingham, William, -1579.
Gilby, Anthony, approximately 1510-1585.
Sampson, Thomas, 1517?-1589.
Tomson, Laurence, 1539-1608.
Junius, Franciscus, 1545-1602.
Hole, William, -1624, engraver.
Barker, Robert, -1645, printer.
Gheyn, Jacob de, 1565-1629, engraver.
Matham, Jacob, 1571-1631, engraver.
Passe, Crispijn van de, approximately 1565-1637, engraver.
Sadeler, Jan, 1550-1600, engraver.
Cesari, Giuseppe, 1568-1640, ill.
Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617, ill.
Kilian, Wolfgang, 1581-1662, ill.
Mander, Carel van, 1548-1606, ill.
Lownes, Humphrey, -1629, printer.

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