[Bible in French]. La Sainte Bible: qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament. Edition nouvelle. Amsterdam: Louys & Daniel Elzevier, 1669.
This seventeenth century Bible is an annotated edition of the French Geneva version. The editors, Samuel des Marets (1599-1673), Professor of Theology at the University of Groningen, and his son Henri (1629-1725), pastor for the French Church at Delft, adopted the text of Pierre des Hayes’ Paris edition of 1652.
According to the ‘Advertissement des Imprimeurs’ the 1669 Bible was published for use by French-speaking Walloon communities in Holland.
The title page bears the Elzevier printer’s device featuring Minerva with owl, shield and olive tree, with the motto Ne extra oleas.