The Geneva Bible: 1560 Edition, genuine leather, black The Bible of the Protestant Reformation
NOT clear, readable type
Theses pages are scanned which is why they look like they have been photocopied. While the scans are very clean the pages are simply NOT clear and readable type. While this is a quality reproduction, the pages contains many flaws and shortcomings that are inherent to this process and the book should be marketed as such! If I had not gotten the cover personalized I would return this item.
Margin notes and chapter/book intros very small. I use a magnifying glass. 16th century English.
Well bound, one ribbon marker. Buff color pages that have a bit of bleed through.
March 13, 2014
This is a beautiful facsimile of the Bible that fuelled the Reformation. To Allan, Joann and Linda, who complained about the quality of the printed text, I have to say 'welcome to the world of 16th century print production'! This is a facsimile of an original work, not a tidied-up reproduction. Brilliantly done, congrats to Hendrickson!
January 12, 2014
Nice product with historical importance
As far as the quality of the product it is fine. Nice book, nice binding, nice printing facsimile. I use this item (and others) in a Biblical education manner concerning the history of the English Bible which most Christians are sadly ignorant of. This Bible is nick-named the "Breeches" Bible based on the text in genesis 3 where Adam and Eve fashioned themselves "breeches." It is also the Pilgrims Bible and the first Bible used in America.
March 26, 2013
poor quality printing
The description of the 1560 Geneva Bible states that it, "Features clear, legible type throughout". I just received a copy of the leather bound addition and since there are thousands of missing letters throughout all the text, it is impossible to understand so therefore it does NOT feature clear and legible type throughout. I have no problem reading and understanding 1560 era english as long as all the letters and words are present. This product(at least the copy that I was sent) falls far short of being, "a quality product" and nowhere near being worth the discounted price I paid for it(its not even worth the $20 shipping I paid). Perhaps the printers, should consider changing the ink cartridges in their fax machines once in a while or purchasing new machines from a company that produces top quality machines. Maybe the owner of the original copy of the bible should also consider new fax machines? I was very unhappy upon receiving this item and will return it. Steer clear of this one!
November 26, 2012