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BIBLE. The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, and conferred with the best translations in divers langages. Geneva: Rouland Hall, 1560.

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BIBLE. The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, and conferred with the best translations in divers langages. Geneva: Rouland Hall, 1560.

Two parts in one volume, 4° (248 x 168mm). Printed in Roman type, titles with woodcut vignette (torn and repaired with a few letters supplied in manuscript facsimile), 5 double-page woodcut maps and plans (one with upper margin extended, another with tear very neatly repaired), 26 illustrations in the text. (First and last two gatherings restored, affecting a few lines on final leaf, upper margin affecting headline on a few pages, some leaves soiled.) 19th-century green morocco over thick pasteboard, covers with gilt fillets with ornamental cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, parchment liners and doublures, g.e. Provenance: some early gloss on a few leaves; Cardiff Castle bookplate; with an autograph note by Francis Fry commenting on this copy, tipped on front endpaper.

FIRST EDITION OF THE GENEVA VERSION of the Bible, sometimes called 'Breeches', and the earliest English Bible in Roman type and with verse divisions. STC 2093; Herbert 107
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