The 1560 Geneva Bible (The 1560 Geneva Bible Giant Print Edition, First Printing, Facsimile)
New. FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. Boarders are clean, straight and edges sharp. Perfectly crisp corners. Pages are clean and unmarked, unused/unread, excellent condition! This edition of the 1560 Geneva Facsimile Reproduction is approximately 11" tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.25 inches thick. It is bound in hardcover burgundy bonded leather with gold stamping along the spine. Please see photos for exact details. 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. It is the Bible upon which America was founded. 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, it 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. James Bible, as it did in the early 1600's 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 (it's Anglican / Church of England). 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.
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