1599 Quarto Geneva Bible Leaf (Amos, The Day of the Lord Passage)
Title: 1599 Quarto Geneva Bible Leaf (Amos, The Day of the Lord Passage)
Description: 1599 Geneva Bible Leaf of Amos, The Day of the Lord Passage, printed by Christopher Barker.
This leaf has an interesting story: Up Until The 19th Century, men went around unhorse drawn carts collecting bones and rags (cloth). the bones were used to make glue and the rags (cloth) were used to make pages much as wood pulp is used today. They earned the nickname "rag and bone men".
Publisher: Deputies of Christopher Barker, Londo
About Bible: [Geneva Bible], "The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures, conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best tranflations in diuers languages ; with moft profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance. Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker ... 1599" Double columns. Marginal references. ROMAN letter. Geneva version.
Famous Verses: Amos 5:18-20 - Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
In Amos' description, we see again:
1. Destruction upon the wicked
2. Total darkness
Size: quarto 9.5 x 7.5 and will come with a certificate of authenticity.
Condition: This leaf is in good antiquarian condition with some soiling/browning.