Old Bibles; An Account of the Early Versions of the English Bible
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...chere." This moneth keepeth men in house." In the middle of each month is a circular woodcut of the signs of the zodiac. One Almanac in first small 4tu edition. column contains a few of the festivals of the Church, some events in ancient history, the exact dates of which are stated with precision and absence of doubt that must have been most enjoyable. In addition to others, there are notes of the following events that had then recently occurred: "Jany. 22. The Duke of Somerset beheded, 1552." "Feby. 19. Martin Luther the seruant of God died 1546." "March 7. Martin Bucer a greate clerk and notable godlie man died, 1551." "May 27. M. Iohn Caluin Gods seruant died, 1564." "July 6. The Iosiah of oure age Edoward the sixth, King of Englond, died, 1553." "August 27. Religion reformed, according to Gods expresse trueth in the moste renommed citie of Geneve, 1535" The text of this Bible is numbered from folio 1 to 410, the Apocrypha from folio 1 to 94, the New Testament from folio 2 to 129. There are seventeen woodcuts, a map of "The situacion of the garden of Eden," "A table of the degrees of consanguinitie and affinitie which do hindre mariage," and a map of the countries mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. At the end of II. Maccabees is, "A brief table of the interpretation of the propre names which are chiefly founde in the olde Testament," with the note: "It is placed now in this edition here, because that the most vse of the same is in the old Testament," 8 pages. Readers are exhorted to choose names for their children from this list, which is thus headed: "Whereas the wickednes of time, and the I blindnes of the former age, ...
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