Dimmock and Hadfield 2009

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Dimmock and Hadfield 2009|Dimmock, Matthew and Andrew Hadfield, eds. Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Burlington: Ashgate, 2009.

What Kind of Horse is it? Popular Devotional Reading during the Sixteenth Century, by Elisabeth Salter (105-120)

"The books of the early Protestant Church which appropriated particular texts, types of literature and page layouts that had customarily been used by the Catholic Church have been described as Trojan horses." (107)

John Day's Booke of Christian Prayers (first printed 1578) -- detailed margin frames the text; includes scripture and images

'Of the Incomparable treasure of the Holy Scriptures': The Geneva Bible in the Early Modern Household, by Femke Molekamp (121-135)

Geneva Bible; first printed in Geneva in 1560; from 1575 on, ~140 editions printed in England until 1644 (121)

first Bible printed in English in Scotland; 1579, was dedicated by the general assembly to the King, with the suggestion it be in every parish kirck; every householder with 300 marks of yearly rent and all yeoman and burgessess with over 500 pounds in land and goods required to have a Bible in the vulgar tongue, under a 10 pound penalty

preceding Great Bible and later Bishops' Bible were folio, meant to be read at a church lectern and more expensive

like a chapbook; "consistent with this model of popular print, offering small formats as well as plenty of diagrams" (122)

printed marginal apparatus, increasingly Calvinist

Geneva Bible (1597), B 464.c.5. (1.) -- Susanna Beckwith inscribes advice to her daughter

Geneva Bible, BL 3052.cc.9. (2.) -- Margaret Barnard, writes poem on death in her Bible

Bibles often bound with other materials (130)

Geneva Bible in Huntington Library (RB 17666) adds a two-page engraving to the Book of Micah, showing Jonah under the gourd vine; engraving from 1562, by Philips Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck; also includes two pictures drawn and painted in; an ink drawing of a drowned woman as a statue, holding a lambe in her right arm, bearing an eagle above her head with her left hand, with the motto Stricta fides, animus fortis, non mobile pectus (a firm faith, a strong spirit, a constant heart), drawn in the margins of a printed map in Ezekial; looks a little like woman clothed with the sun; then painted illustration of a verse of Malachi at the end of the book; line drawing filled with colours, depicting the prophet gesturing towards a scene showing human figures scorched black, their flesh coming off their bones, with skeletons lying around them; illustration of Chapter Four (133); also rubricated and has some letters illuminated by hand (133)

Platin include a set of 94 engravings in his Latin Bible (Antwerp, 1583), some of which had already been included in his polyglot bible, or Biblia regia (133)

"de annuntiatione b. virginis"