STATENBIJBEL - BIBLIA; dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture - 1639

STATENBIJBEL - BIBLIA; dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture - 1639
Bibles, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description, Signed - Book

WELL-PRESERVED EARLY STATENBIJBEL by Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn, from 1639. Copper clasps with leather straps. Early editions of the Statenbijbel such as this one did not yet have maps.

SPECIFICATIONS: BIBLIA; Dat is: de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Nu Eerst, Door last der Hoogh.-mog: Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenighde Nederlanden [...]. Te Leyden, Gedruckt by Paulus Aertsz. van Ravensteyn. Voor de Weduwe ende Erfgenamen van wijlen Hillebrant Jacobsz. Van Wouw […]. With signature of ‘Barend Langenes’, dated ‘1639.

DESCRIPTION: 3 parts in 1 volume, with ‘Apocriephe Boecken’; folio (L: 43 cm; W: 30 cm; D: 13 cm). [Title engraving, 23], 288, 27, bl. [2] 138 [2] 166 [16] 76 folios. Original full-leather binding, fillets in blind stamping. Brass clasp, leather ties and brass shafts.

EXTRA INFO: The endpapers (front flyleaf) have a watermark ‘Pro Patria’ with an image of the Dutch Maiden with a cap of liberty on a liberty pole (symbol of freedom and thrown off submission). Furthermore, a lion armed with a sword and grabbing fasces. In this capacity, it guards the Dutch fenced garden. The same endpaper has a second watermark with the initials ‘R P S’ below a crown, set in a circle (see pictures).

CONDITION: Spine professionally restored using the original pieces, leather repairs. Some faint moisture spots in the margin, wormhole at ‘Spreuken-Jesaja’ (inner margin, without text loss). One clasp (antique style) imitated, dark stain on leather of front cover. Smooth, solid bookblock, good binding. Overall high-quality and clear paper, wide margins. Personal rating: 8.5/10

# INFO: ‘Bijbel & Prent’ by Wilco C. Poortman; Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Bijbels Deel I, pp. 148-156, 227.

Lot details
Number of Books
Bibles, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Book Title
BIBLIA; dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn & Weduwe van Wouw
Binding/ Material
Other - see description, Signed
Number of pages
43×30 cm
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