Brand New Hardcover Book Housed in a Custom Slipcase By The Tolkien Bookshelf. 1st Facsimile Edition 1st Print. Limited To 300 Signed & Numbered Copies, This is Copy 209.Signed By The Bible Museum Curator Craig Lampe Ph. 1560 Geneva Bible: First Edition.
The Geneva Bible was the Bible of the Protestant Reformation, and the Bible of the Puritans and Pilgrims. It was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the Mayflower. The Geneva Bible is the Bible upon which America was founded. You can imagine, most early American colonists, who were fleeing the religious oppression of the Anglican Church (Church of England), wanted nothing to do with the King James Bible of the Anglican Church!Textually, the Geneva Bible offered a number of radical never-before-seen changes: It was the first Bible in English to add numbered verses to each chapter of scripture. Also, the Geneva was the first Bible to introduce easier-to-read Roman Style Typeface rather than the Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface which had been used exclusively in earlier Bibles. Another curious innovation; the Geneva was the first Study Bible with extensive commentary notes in the margins. The Geneva Bible is the version quoted from hundreds of times by William Shakespeare in his plays. Also called the Breeches Bible, the Geneva Bible is the only Bible ever able to outsell and exceed the popularity of the King James Bible, as it did in the early 1600s until its printing ceased in 1644. In fact, one of the greatest ironies of history, is that Protestants of all denominations today embrace the King James Version of the Bible (which reads 90% the same as the Geneva), even though the King James Version is not a Protestant Bible (its Anglican / Church of England). Most Protestants have never even heard of the Bible of their own heritage: the Geneva Bible. It was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, Myles Coverdale, John Foxe, & other English refugees in ever-neutral Geneva, Switzerland fleeing the persecution of Roman Catholic Queen Bloody Mary in England. Mary would not tolerate the Protestant Geneva Bible, which proclaimed the Pope an antichrist in its commentary notes. This Deluxe Edition of the 1560 Geneva Bible Facsimile measures approximately 11 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.25 inched thick. It is bound in the finest grade of deep chocolate full-grain calf leather over thick wood boards. The covers and spine of the Deluxe Edition are intricately blind-stamped with elaborate decorative designs, and the spine features five raised bands with burgundy leather labels beautifully gold-stamped.
It is Housed in a Custom Slipcase by The Tolkien Bookshelf. These facsimiles are exactly identical to the genuine original 1560 First Edition / First Printing of the Geneva Bible, an example of which is available in the Gold Room of our Ancient Rare Bibles & Books section for tens of thousands of dollars.
We did, however, take the liberty of doing a photographic enlargement of the actual size of the type on each page to 125% the size of the original, to make the small commentary notes in the margins easier to read. You may also be interested to know that, upon examining the remarkable quality of our 1560 Geneva Bible reproduction, bestselling author and theologian Dr.Sproul decided to offer it in his Ligonier Ministries Catalog in a special two-page featured spread. I believe that you will agree that this important "Bible of the Protestant Reformation" is a must-have for your library, particularly if your theological views are of the Reformed tradition. The ancient commentary notes alone provide hours of fascinating insight into the scriptures from the Protestant Reformations greatest theologians. As you can see from the image of the spine, this Deluxe Edition is called the "Gibbor Edition". "Gibbor" is a Hebrew word meaning "Hero", and references the great heroes of the faith that produced the Geneva Bible in Switzerland, as refugees from the murderous reign of Queen "Bloody" Mary in England.
Back in print for the first time in centuries nearly forgotten for over 350 yearsall but drowned-out by the Anglican Churchs much younger and more politically correct King James Version of 1611 reclaim your Protestant heritage by reading the Bible translated by Protestants for Protestants: the 1560 Geneva Bible. The item "1560 Geneva Bible First Edition Facsimile Limited Edition Signed & Numbered" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "nicolasavalos" and is located in Miami, Florida.
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