1834 Boston Bible in Nice American Binding, With 8 maps
BIBLE. ENGLISH. 1834. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
Boston: Published by Nathan Hale, Devonshire Street; Cottons and Barnard, Washington Street. 1834. 12mo in 6's. 11.9 x 18.9 x 4.7cm (binding), 11.2 x 18.5 x 4cm (page block). $150.00
Bound full sheep with slight raised band and single fillets outlining bands, red morocco title label, covers have double panels with contrasting colors, rubbed & scuffed some, worn through leather at two corners--corners consolidated and repaired with book adhesive, light to medium foxing with some heavier, damp stain bottom outside corner pp15-48, large one same location pp 133-180, large damp stain on last two gatherings, scattered other damp stains but none of them are the kind that create wavy or wrinkled pages.
There are 8 printed maps as follows, facing the title page, "Countries spoken of Books of Moses;" p.9 "Canaan...Land of Promise to Abraham;" p.41 "Part of Egypt, Arabia and Palestine;" p.136 "Canaan from... Joshua to Babylonish Captivity;" facing N.T. title "Palestine;" p.24 "Parts of Palestine visited by Our Saviour;" p.76 "Syria, Assyria, and other Countries of the East;" p.85 "Countries Travelled by the Apostles."
Written in very light pencil on front free endpaper: "Betsey Webster" then maybe "Williamstown, Williamsburg or Wilmington"?
Collation: 1-426, 431-3; 4-6, 42-546. The New Testament is also signed alphabetically: [A]6, B-N6, O3. Pagination: (1) title, (1) contents, 3-510; (1) NT title, (1) contents, 3-162pp. Note on verso of N.T. title page: "Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry."
This Bible has the same pagination as Hills: English Bible in America
#877, except that it is 18.5cm instead of 14. The margins are not big enough to crop it down to 14cm so this is a different setting of type.
Title: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
Categories: BIBLES, BIBLES-AMERICAN, MAPS, 19TH CENTURY BOOKS, BINDINGS-LEATHER,
Size: 12mo in 6's. 11.9 x 18.9 x 4.7cm (binding, 11.2
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 17919
Keywords: 19th Century Books, Leather Bindings, 19th Century American Imprints, Bibles, English Bibles, Bibles published in America, Maps, Holy Land Maps