PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
Before the war, British printers held the royal patent to publish the King James bible, to the exclusion of American printers. During the war, importation of English bibles ceased. When sales of Aitken's edition were threatened by the arrival of peace, Congress passed a resolution on 10 September to protect Aitken's investment. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Aitken inserted a copy of the resolution here bound just after the old testament.
With points: 1 Timothy 4:16 reading "thy doctrine" for "the"; 2 Kings 7:12 reading "not" for "now"; but Hosea 6 is correctly numbered. This is a very good copy in a contemporary binding whereas known copies (approximately fifty are extant) are often rebound or "found in poor condition of paper, and with narrow margins" (Evans).
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