B109 Bassandyne Bible

B109 Bassandyne bible_IMG_4355_edited_smaller02The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, & conferred with the beste translations in divers languages ..

Printed in Edinburgh : by Alexander Arbuthnet … 1579.

New Testament has separate t.p.: At Edinburgh. Printed by Thomas Bassandyne, 1576

Binding: Old mottled calf, gold lettered red leather label on spine, five raised bands, marbled endpapers, blind tooled doublures, edges stained



B109 Bassandyne bible_IMG_4359_edited_smaller02This bible, known as the Bassandyne Bible, was the first bible to be printed in Scotland.  It is also known as the “Breeches Bible” since it uses the Geneva text, which translates Genesis, Chapter 3, Verse 7, as: “They sewed leaves to-gether and made themselves breeches.”