Lot 173
  • 173

Bible in Massachuset

400,000 - 600,000 USD
395,000 USD
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The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New. Translated into the Indian Language, and Ordered to be Printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in New-England. Cambridge [MA]: Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson, 1663; 1661

4to (7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.; 190 x 142 mm). Initial blank leaf, General Title in English, Dedication A3-4, List of Books A5v, Text of OT; New Testament title in Algonquin dated 1661, Text of NT, Metrical Psalms, leaf of rules for Christian living in Algonquin, includes the three blanks A1, Xx4, and final N3; light browning in quires A, Aa, Dd-Ee, Qq, Yy, Ddd, Eee, I, a few tiny marginal dampstains, but generally a very clean crisp copy. Contemporary English dark-blue morocco, double-fillet border, triple-fillet central panel with gilt fleurons at four corners, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-stamped title on spine, dentelles, edges gilt, remains of silk ties; corners torn, joints cracked, a few scratches on covers. In a red morocco drop-box, gilt-stamped Tonner monogram.