THE HOLY BIBLE CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF YE ORIGINALL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIAL COMMANDMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. [Bound with] The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures According to euery Family and Tribe. With The Line of our Sauiour Iesus Christ, obserued from Adam to the blessed Virgin Mary. By J. S. [ie. John Speed]. Cum privilegio. Together with The Psalmes of David of that Tranflation which is commonly used in the Church. Together with The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meater by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others.
London: Robert Barker: 1631. Contemporary full leather binding, with gilt decoration to the front, spine and rear. Text in double columns. Illustrated by engraved title pages, head and tail piece vignettes and decorated initials. The Bible appears complete, but there is no numbering of pages, so collation is reliant on the register. The beginning portion particularly (Genealogies and introductory matter) appears to begin each section with a new register. (so the genealogies appear not to be complete. There is NO title page for the Old Testament - beginning with the first page of the book of Genesis. However, the register shows that this page followed properly, and indicates no loss. The full collation is as follows: The Genealogies - title page, verso is dedication to the Christian reader. A Description of Canaan (Two leaves, with text and double page map). Total 3 leaves. (no printer's marks) followed by 8 Trees of Genealogy (B-B6). An Act of Uniformity of Common Prayer. (A2-A7). Dedication to King James (A2)
The Old Testament then Begins A3-Yy3 (including the Book of Apocrypha. Engraved title for the New Testament (dated 1631). Pagination continues Yy4-Kkk8. Finis with Barker's imprint and date 1631. The Book of Psalmes is followed by The Whole book of Psalmes collected into English Meater. Which has it's own engraved title page. The collation is A-G3.
The binding is sound, but has rubbing to the edges and particularly the spine edges. Gilt has faded somewhat. Still attractive though. The pages are darkened, and there is slight chipping to many of the pages, including the map and genealogies. Some pages have closed tears, and a few pages have significant loss of paper - including text. Particularly the early part of the book of Psalms, where 4 leaves have loss. The blank page preceding the Psalmes of David has numerous births (18th century) written and crossed out.
Speed, ESTC: S122248. Bible ESTC: S122246