1597 GENEVA BIBLE LEAVES- AUTHENTIC ELIZABETHAN ERA – “BREECHES BIBLE” of the PILGRIMS & WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

1597 GENEVA BIBLE LEAVES- AUTHENTIC ELIZABETHAN ERA – “BREECHES BIBLE” of the PILGRIMS & WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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337 in stock

 

  • 1597 Elizabethan Geneva “Breeches” Bible leaves
  • Small Folio Leaves on Cotton Linen Paper
  • 10 3/8″ x 7″
  • Great Gift Idea
  • Perfect for Framing
  • Certificate of Authenticity Included
  • Good Antiquarian Condition

337 in stock

Description

HOW TO ORDER:

1.) Select a Leaf from the list below.

Leaves noted as having engravings and those marked as “Title Pages” are premium leaves and are an exceptional value. Title Pages are those found at the beginning of each book and contain beautiful engraved initials. Note- you are NOT ordering from the photo gallery, but from the list below. Photos are examples showing content and condition and may have already been sold. If you would like to see photos of the actual leaf you would like to purchase, simply contact us with your request. 

2.) Add the quantity of leaves you would like to purchase to your cart.

3.) Checkout as usual.

4.) VERY IMPORTANT ! You must contact us with your selection(s) after checkout. Please provide us with the name of the book and the chapter and verse numbers of each leaf ordered. (I.E. Exodus 24:8-25:40 etc.)

5.) We will ship your order the following business day via USPS First Class Mail along with our Certificate of Authenticity for each leaf.

6.) We highly recommend framing leaves for proper display and protection. An off the shelf frame may be used as long as the matting etc. is listed as “acid free”. Float frames that utilize two panes of glass so that both sides of the leaf may be viewed are excellent choices. Leaves measure 10 3/8″ tall by 7″ wide.

 

Herbert reference #235, Condition: Good, with some soiling and staining commensurate with age and use.

 

  • BOOK OF GENESIS
  • 14:18- 18:4
  • 18:6- 20:6
  • 20:7- 23:5
  • 23:6- 24:55
  • 24:56- 26:31
  • 26:32- 28:21
  • 28:22- 30:41
  • 30:42- 32:18
  • 32:19- 35:7
  • 35:8- 37:19
  • 40:5- 41:56
  • BOOK OF EXODUS
  • 8:9- 10:5
  • 10:6- 12:27
  • 14:14- 16:20
  • 16:21- 19:10
  • 22:1- 24:7
  • 24:8-25:40  with 4 small engravings of articles of the tabernacle **LEAF IS SOLD **
  • 26:2-27:4    with 5 small engravings of articles of the tabernacle
  • 27:6-28:43  with 1 small engraving of an article of the tabernacle
  • 29:1- 30:16  with 1 small engraving of an article of the tabernacle
  • 30:17-32:25 with 1 small engraving of an article of the tabernacle
  • 32:26- 34:32
  • 34:33- 37:1
  • 37:3- 39:14
  • 39:15- 40:38
  • BOOK OF LEVITICUS
  • 1:1- 4:13   with a large initial
  • 4:14-6:18
  • 6:19- 8:24
  • 8:25- 9:9
  • 9:10- 13:26
  • 13:27- 14:34
  • 14:35- 16:14
  • 16:15- 18:6  with two small charts concerning marriage
  • 18:7- 20:13
  • 20:14- 22:33
  • 23:1- 25:6
  • 26:26- 27:34
  • NUMBERS
  • 2:1- 3:41
  • 3:42- 5:9
  • 5:10- 7:23
  • 7:24- 8:19
  • 8:20- 10:36
  • 11:1- 13:24
  • 15:16- 16:44
  • 16:46- 19:9
  • 19:10- 21:23
  • 21:24- 23:15
  • 23:16- 26:15
  • 26:16- 28:6
  • 28:7- 30:9
  • 33:39- 35:32
  • BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY
  • Numbers 35:33- Deuteronomy 1:32 Title Page
  • 1:33- 3:17
  • 3:18- 4:49
  • 7:9- 9:19
  • 9:20- 12:1
  • 12:2- 14:14
  • 14:15- 17:2
  • 17:3- 20:1
  • 20:2- 22:22
  • 22:23- 25:9
  • 25:10- 28:11
  • 28:12- 29:8
  • BOOK OF JOSHUA
  • 1:15- 4:12
  • 4:13- 7:4
  • 7:5- 8:35
  • 9:1- 10:34
  • 10:35- 13:10
  • 15:12- 18:4
  • 18:5- 20:4
  • 20:5- 22:13
  • BOOK OF JUDGES
  • Joshua 24:17- Judges 2:1 Title Page
  • 2:2- 4:11
  • 4:12- 6:22
  • 6:23- 8:14
  • 11:39- 14:19
  • 14:20- 17:6
  • 17:7- 19:19
  • 19:20- 20:48
  • BOOK OF RUTH
  • 2:9- 4:22
  • BOOK OF FIRST SAMUEL
  • 3:1- 6:6
  • 6:7- 9:8
  • 9:9- 11:11
  • 11:12-14:6
  • 14:7- 15:17
  • 15:18- 17:23
  • 17:24-18:30
  • 19:1- 20:40
  • 20:41- 23:19
  • 23:20- 25:29
  • 25:30- 28:6
  • 28:7- 30:26
  • BOOK OF SECOND SAMUEL
  • 2:14- 4:7
  • 4:8- 7:10
  • 7:11- 10:14
  • 10:15- 12:31
  • 13:1- 14:22
  • 14:23- 16:13
  • 16:14- 18:22
  • 18:23- 20:4
  • 20:5- 22:21
  • 22:22- 24:10
  • BOOK OF FIRST KINGS
  • Second Samuel 24:11- First Kings 1:39  Title Page
  • 1:40- 2:46
  • 3:1- 5:7
  • 7:28-8:30  small engraving of the form of the cauldrons
  • 8:32- 9:21
  • 11:23- 13:4
  • 13:5- 14:31
  • 15:1- 16:32
  • 18:43- 20:33
  • 20:34- 22:20
  • BOOK OF SECOND KINGS
  • First Kings 22:21- Second Kings 1:18  Title Page
  • 2:1- 4:9
  • 4:10- 5:26
  • 5:27- 8:3
  • 8:4- 9:34
  • 9:35- 11:19
  • 11:20- 14:9
  • 14:10- 16:6
  • 16:7- 18:2
  • 18:3- 19:23
  • 19:24- 21:29
  • 22:1- 23:29
  • 23:30- 35:30
  • BOOK OF FIRST CHRONICLES
  • First Chronicles 1:1-2:40  Title Page
  • 2:42- 5:6
  • 5:7- 6:70
  • 9:3- 11:18
  • 11:19- 13:9
  • 13:10- 16:25
  • 16:26- 19:6
  • 19:7- 22:6
  • 25:2- 27:19
  • 27:20- 29:21
  • BOOK OF SECOND CHRONICLES
  • First Chronicles 29:22- Second Chronicles 3:3  Title Page
  • 3:4- 6:13
  • 6:14- 8:5
  • 8:6- 10:17
  • 10:18- 13:22
  • 17:13- 20:9
  • 20:10- 22:8
  • 22:9- 24:27
  • 25:1- 27:3
  • 27:4- 29:24
  • 29:25- 31:14
  • 31:15- 33:17
  • 33:18- 35:14
  • BOOK OF EZRA
  • Ezra 1:1-3:3
  • 3:5- 6:3
  • 6:4- 8:17
  • 8:18- 10:18
  • BOOK OF ESTER
  • Nehemiah 13:17- Ester 2:11  Title Page
  • BOOK OF NEHEMIAH
  • Ezra 10:19- Nehemiah 3:6  Title Page
  • 3:7- 5;14
  • 5:15- 7:60
  • 7:61- 9:23
  • 9:24- 11:20
  • 11:21- 13:16
  • BOOK OF JOB.
  • 1:17- 5:6
  • 5:7- 8:20
  • 12:9- 15:30
  • 20:1- 23:2
  • 23:3- 28:6
  • 28:7- 31:26
  • 31:27- 34:29
  • BOOK OF PSALMS
  • 4:2-9:20
  • 10:1-17:12
  • 53:3-58:11
  • 84:1-89:9
  • 92:11-99:4
  • BOOK OF PROVERBS
  • 4:13- 7:27
  • 14:15- 17:11
  • 17:12- 20:24
  • 20:25- 23:35
  • 24:1- 27:2
  • BOOK OF ISAIAH
  • 1:5- 3:11
  • 3:12- 6:4
  • 11:9- 14:29
  • 14:30- 19:6
  • 19:7- 22:16
  • 22:17- 25:10
  • 30:29- 33:22
  • 33:23- 37:4
  • 37:5- 39:1
  • 44:3- 45:25
  • 46:1- 49:7
  • 62:6- 65:13
  • BOOK OF JEREMIAH
  • 2:32- 4:27
  • 4:28- 6:27
  • 9:2- 11:7
  • 11:8- 13:22
  • 13:23- 16:6
  • 16:7- 18:16
  • 18:17- 21:12
  • 21:13- 23:28
  • 23:29- 25:35
  • 25:36- 28:4
  • 30:16- 32:2
  • 32:3- 33:14
  • 33:15-35:19
  • 36:1- 38:1
  • 38:2- 40:7
  • 40:8- 42:1
  • 42:2- 46:2
  • 46:3- 48:33
  • 48:34- 50:6
  • 50:7- 51:21
  • BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
  • Jeremiah 52:20- Lamentations 2:10  Title Page
  • BOOK OF EZEKIEL
  • 1:12- 4:6
  • 4:7- 7:16
  • 7:17- 10:14
  • 10:15- 13:3
  • 13:4- 16:6
  • 16:7- 17:5
  • 17:6- 19:10
  • 19:11- 21:5
  • 21:6- 23:5
  • 23:6- 24:21
  • 24:22- 27:15
  • 27:16- 29:14
  • 29:15- 32:4
  • 32:5- 33:29
  • 33:30- 36:7
  • 36:8- 38:4
  • 38:5- 40:8
  • 40:9- 44 with two engravings: the figure of the walls of the temple and the figure of the temple
  • 40:45- 43:5
  • 43:6- 44:31  with engraving of the figure of the altar
  • 45:1- 47:3
  • 47:4- 48:35
  • BOOK OF DANIEL
  • 2:24- 3:18
  • 3:19- 4:34
  • 5:1- 6:20
  • 6:21- 8:3
  • 8:4- 9:26
  • 9:27- 11:23
  • 11:24- 12:13
  • BOOK OF HOSEA
  • Hosea 1;1-4:13
  • 4:14- 9:4
  • 9:5- 13:7
  • BOOK OF JOEL
  • Hosea 13:8 – Joel 2:17  Title Page
  • BOOK OF AMOS
  • Joel 2:18- Amos 2:1  Title Page
  • 2:2- 5:22
  • 5:23- 9:9
  • BOOK OF MICAH
  • Micah 2:2- 5:15
  • BOOK OF NAHUM
  • Micah 6:1- Nahum 1:10  Title Page
  • BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH
  • Habakkuk 2:1- Zephaniah 1:7  Title Page
  • BOOK OF HAGGAI 
  • Zephaniah 1:9- Haggai 1:2  Title Page
  • BOOK OF ZECHARIAH
  • Haggai 1:3 – Zechariah 1:13  Title Page
  • 1:15- 5:6
  • 5:7- 8:22
  • 13:2- 14:21
  • THE APOCRYPHA
  • BOOK OF FIRST ESDRAS
  • 1:1- 57        Title Page
  • 1:58- 4:20
  • 4:21- 5:32
  • 5:33- 6:26
  • 6:27- 8:45
  • BOOK OF SECOND ESDRAS
  • First Esdras 9:24- Second Esdras 2:6  Title Page
  • 2:7- 4:3
  • 4:4- 5:28
  • 5:29- 6:51
  • 6:52- 8:8
  • 8:9- 9:32
  • 9:33- 11:12
  • 11:13- 13:3
  • 13:4- 14:32
  • BOOK OF JUDETH
  • 6:11- 8:18
  • 8:19- 11:5
  • 11:6- 13:19
  • 13:20- 16:25
  • BOOK OF WISDOM OF SOLOMON
  • Judeth 15:1- Wisdom of Solomon 2:12  Title Page
  • 13:6- 16:10
  • BOOK OF ECCLESIASTICUS
  • 2:5- 5:8
  • 5:9- 8:26
  • 8:27- 11:27
  • 11:28- 15:5
  • 15:6- 18:9
  • 18:10- 21:2
  • 21:3- 23:27
  • 23:28- 26:19
  • 26:20- 29:20
  • 29:21- 33:5
  • 33:6- 36:17
  • 36:18- 39:9
  • 39:10- 42:7
  • 42:8- 45:10
  • 45:11- 48:14
  • BOOK OF BARUCH
  • 1:1- 3:2  Title Page
  • 3:3- 6:2
  • 6:3- The Song of the Three Holy Children 1:25-31
  • BOOK OF The Song of the Three Holy Children
  • 1:32- The History of Susanna 24
  • BOOK OF The History of Susanna
  • 25- THE HISTORY OF BEL AND THE DRAGON 34 Title Page
  • THE BOOK OF FIRST MACCABEES
  • Bel and the Dragon 35- First Maccabees 2:7
  • 2:8- 3:21
  • 3:22- 4:40
  • 4:41- 5:54
  • 5:55- 6:61
  • 6:62- 8:22
  • 8:23- 9:68
  • 9:69- 10:69
  • 10:70- 11:52
  • 11:53- 12:54
  • 14:25- 16:3
  • THE BOOK OF SECOND MACCABEES
  • First Maccabees 16:4- Second Maccabees 2:13 Title Page
  • 2:14- 4:8
  • 4:9- 5:18
  • 5:19- 7:23
  • 7:24- 9:5
  • 9:6- 10:36
  • 10:37- 12:22
  • 15:22-40  single sided with an engraving
  • BOOK OF MATTHEW
  • 8:13- 10:22
  • 14:1- 16:7
  • 25:45- 26:68  **LEAF IS SOLD**
  • BOOK OF MARK
  • 2:18- 4:33
  • 4:34- 6:26
  • 6:28- 8:12
  • 8:13- 9:50
  • 10:1- 11:28
  • 11:30- 13:29
  • 13:30- 14:72
  • BOOK OF LUKE
  • 5:26- 7:9
  • 7:10- 8:34
  • 9:54- 11:23 **LEAF IS SOLD **
  • 11:24- 12:37
  • 16:27- 18:43
  • 19:1- 20:33
  • BOOK OF JOHN
  • 6:11- 7:18    **LEAF IS SOLD**
  • 7:19- 8:44
  • 10:21- 12:11  **LEAF IS SOLD **
  • 12:12- 14:2 **LEAF IS SOLD **
  • BOOK OF ACTS
  • 8:40- 10:28
  • 10:29- 12:20
  • 12:21- 14:6
  • 14:7- 16:1
  • 21:21- 23:16
  • BOOK OF ROMANS
  • 1:17- 3:12
  • 13:11- 15:19
  • BOOK OF FIRST CORINTHIANS
  • 3:2- 5:6
  • 5:7- 7:15
  • 7:16- 9:8
  • 9:9- 11:3
  • BOOK OF SECOND CORINTHIANS
  • 8:1- 10:18
  • 11:1- 12:19
  • BOOK OF FIRST THESSALONIANS
  • Colossians 4:1- First Thessalonians 3:9  Title Page
  • BOOK OF HEBREWS
  • 7:18- 9:24
  • BOOK OF JAMES
  • 2:12- 5:9
  • BOOK OF FIRST PETER
  • 2:7-3:19
  • BOOK OF FIRST JOHN
  • 2:18- 4:7

HISTORY OF THE GENEVA BIBLE

The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James Version by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th-century English Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress (1678). It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower (Pilgrim Hall Museum and Dr. Jiang have collected several bibles of Mayflower passengers). The Geneva Bible was used by many English Dissenters, and it was still respected by Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers at the time of the English Civil War, in the booklet “Cromwell’s Soldiers’ Pocket Bible”.

This version of the Bible is significant because, for the very first time, BOTH chapter and verse numbers were used.

This mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids (collectively called an apparatus), which included verse citations that allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible that acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations and indices.

Because the language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous, most readers strongly preferred this version to the Great Bible. In the words of Cleland Boyd McAfee, “it drove the Great Bible off the field by sheer power of excellence”.

The Geneva Bible followed the Great Bible of 1539, the first authorized Bible in English, which was the authorized Bible of the Church of England.

During the reign of Queen Mary I of England (1553–58), a number of Protestant scholars fled from England to Geneva, Switzerland, which was then ruled as a republic in which John Calvin and, later, Theodore Beza, provided the primary spiritual and theological leadership. Among these scholars was William Whittingham, who supervised the translation now known as the Geneva Bible, in collaboration with Myles Coverdale, Christopher Goodman, Anthony Gilby, Thomas Sampson, and William Cole; several of this group later became prominent figures in the Vestments controversy. Whittingham was directly responsible for the New Testament, which was complete and published in 1557, while Gilby oversaw the Old Testament.

The first full edition of this Bible, with a further revised New Testament, appeared in 1560, but it was not printed in England until 1575 (New Testament) and 1576 (complete Bible). Over 150 editions were issued; the last probably in 1644. The very first Bible printed in Scotland was a Geneva Bible, which was first issued in 1579. In fact, the involvement of Knox and Calvin in the creation of the Geneva Bible made it especially appealing in Scotland, where a law was passed in 1579 requiring every household of sufficient means to buy a copy.

Some editions from 1576 onwards included Laurence Tomson’s revisions of the New Testament. Some editions from 1599 onwards used a new “Junius” version of the Book of Revelation, in which the notes were translated from a new Latin commentary by Franciscus Junius.

The annotations which are an important part of the Geneva Bible were Calvinist and Puritan in character, and as such they were disliked by the ruling pro-government Anglicans of the Church of England, as well as King James I, who commissioned the “Authorized Version”, or King James Bible, in order to replace it. The Geneva Bible had also motivated the earlier production of the Bishops’ Bible under Elizabeth I, for the same reason, and the later Rheims-Douai edition by the Catholic community. The Geneva Bible remained popular among Puritans and remained in widespread use until after the English Civil War. The Geneva notes were surprisingly included in a few editions of the King James version, even as late as 1715.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in

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