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1599/1633 Geneva Bible
The phenomena of the various editions described under the year1599 , and the very similar edition of 1633, constitute one of the most curious problems in the bibliography of the English Bible.
Lea Wilson’s No 3, appears to be a mixed copy; the title evidently belongs to Herbert #253, and the verse in Esther 1 is arranged as in his No 2 edition.
N. Peacock considered it to have been printed from Herbert #248 by a compositor who knew enough English to correct a large number of errors.
The Geneva Bible was the most popular Scripture for the Protestant Church for nearly 100 years: from 1560, the first printing, to the last printing in 1640, the Geneva Bible was the Bible for the Christian community. In 1642 the King James text was printed with Geneva notes. That variant continued well into the 18th century.
Item # ESG1599
Appraisal Value: $15,000
Sale Price: $4,995