A Geneva breeches bible, 1605

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A Geneva breeches bible, 1605 Later leather-bound, quarto, Including Old and New Testament, the Apocrypha, two concordances and The Whole Booke of Psalmes, IMPRINTED AT LONDON by ROBERT BARKER, printer to the King's most excellent majesty 1605, 17cm wide, 7cm deep, 22cm high.

So called because of its translation of Genesis 3 verse 7 ‚ "they sowed figge tree leaves together and made themselves breeches‚" (referring to Adam and Eve). The King James version of 1611 has 'aprons'.


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