Le Nouveau Testament, c'est a dire La Nouuelle Alliance de Nostre Seigneur Iesvs Christ. Amsterdam: Pieter Blaeu, and Joan Blaeu, 1697.Les Pseavmes de David, Mis en rime Francoise, par Clement Marot, et Theodore de Beze. Reduits nouvellement à une brieve & facile methode pour apprendrele chant ordinaire de l'Eglise. Beautifully bound Dutch church book in the French language containing the Geneva version of the New Testament, followed by the Psalms -with musical notation- of Clement Marot and Theodorus Beza, and the Forms, printed by the noted Belgian Blaeu firm. Fewer than 4 percent of the luxury bindings made in the Netherlands in the 18th century were covered in materials other than leather and vellum. Bindings such as this one, bound in shagreen (sharkskin), were regarded as richer and thus were more expensive.
The Bible also has a silver engraved clasp system, with large heart shaped mounts and one of two engraved silver swing clasps retained over gilt page edges The binding is lightly rubbed, the spine with raised bands, as shown; the hinges and joints intact. Signed in French at the rear in the early 1700s by members of the Gibaut and Cerf family, else unmarked. Some waterstaining, as shown; retaining both beautifully engraved title pages. The item "1695 HOLY BIBLE French ANTIQUE Beza GENEVA Fine Binding NEW TESTAMENT Psalms" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "mantosilver" and is located in Spencerport, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.