Head-Pieces

 

Is it a coincidence that Robert Barker, who printed the authorized version of the Bible in 1611, placed on the title page of the Genealogies the identical head-piece that appears on the title pages of Venus and Adonis, 1593, and Lucrece, 1594, which were printed by Richard Field? During this eighteen years' interval this head-piece was not used for any other books.

Is it also a coincidence that the head-piece at the top of the first page of the Genealogies in this Bible is exactly the same as the head-piece that appears in the First Folio at the top of The Address to the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery?

Is it also a coincidence that the design at the bottom of the title page of the Genealogies in this Bible is exactly the same as the design on the title page of The Art of English Posie, published anonymously in 1589, and possibly the work of Francis Bacon?

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