CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Leaf from a Geneban of "Breeches Bible"
Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599
Edited by religious refugees in the holy city of Alps, Geneva, during the reign of 'Bloody Mary', under the direction of William Whittingham, assisted by Coverdale and Calvin. Its terse style and pithy notes made it the English household Bible for nearly a century. It was also the Bible of the Puritans. One hundred and sixty editions were issued- sixty during the reign of Queen Elizabeth; and although dedicated to her, it was never sanctioned by the state or the church. The use of the term "breeches" in Gen. iii. (where the Authorized Version has 'aprons'), gives this version its name.
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
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28.1 x 18.4 cm
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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
England - London
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