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[BIBLE - French, Geneva Version]. La Bible, qui est toute la saincte Escriture: contenant le Vieil & le Nouveau Testament...

[Geneva]. De l'Imprimerie de Fran├žois Estienne, 1567.
8vo. [4], 370, 90, 122, [12], 82ff. Sig: [*8], *4, a-z8 A-Y8 Z10, aa-ll8 mm2, AA-QQ8 RR6, Aa-Ii8 Kk10. Text in double columns. With the (8)ff. Calendrier Historial, often lacking, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, a folding plan, and two (of four) woodcut plates. Contemporary blind-tooled calf. Extremities worn, upper joint split, loss to head and foot of spine. Very occasional chipping to margins, both plates detached - one torn along vertical fold, the other lacking lower half, some manuscipt notes/highlights to Calendrier.
An exceptionally finely printed Geneva Bible from the presses of Fran├žois II Estienne, son of Robert Estienne, who practiced intermittently in the city from 1562 to 1582, printing hardly more than a dozen works.
Darlow & Moule 3730.
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref: 25100