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Thomas Carter, Shakespeare and Holy Scripture (1905; rpt. 1970), p. 359.


No new editions of the Geneva Bible published in 1598 have turned up since the first edition of the Short-Title Catalogue was published in 1926. The Council of the Bibliographical Society (London) graciously sent me pre-publication proofs of the entire section on Bibles in the forthcoming revised Short-Title Catalogue, and the revised STC likewise lists only two editions of the Geneva Bible published in 1598.


Geneva Bibles published after Hamlet was written were checked to make sure that Carter was not using one of those later editions. (I am indebted to Mr. Alan F. Jesson for permitting me to use the Bible Society's library, and to Miss Kathleen Cann, archivist, who repeatedly helped me in every possible way.)