1599 [i.e. 1633] · London
London: Deputies of Christopher Barker [i.e. Jan Fredericksz Stam], 1599 [i.e. 1633]. Hardcover. Small Quarto; G; bound in 3/4 black leather, brown cloth boards; rebacked with spine preserved; paneled spine with gilt lettering; text block with red specks; , 190, 1-8, 11-16, 18-127, , 3-121, ; A-Z4, &6, 2A7, 2B3-8, 2C2-8, 2D-2P8, 2Q7, 3A-3Q8, 3R4; some pages have scrap paper used to repair pages or reinforce binding; some pages have both open and closed tears, intermittent ink marginalia; mild tide-marks and wear throughout; two separate title pages for each part, plus engraved title page; engraved title page has been repaired; with the 'Breeches' translation in Genesis; shelved case 4. The second part of the Old Testament has separate divisional title, foliation, and register.; This edition has "seven and / twenty provinces" in Esther I, 1.
This is a back-dated imprint, with the 1599 and publisher's information printed falsely to disguise it from the authorities after they could no longer be printed openly in London. STC attributes the whole array of editions purely to Stam in Amsterdam
The woodcut title-page border has the Twelve Tribes of Israel in panels on the left and the Twelve Apostles on the right, with rondelles of the Four Evangelists. The interior is illustrated with various woodcuts and maps of biblical events. 1304149. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1304149)