Lot 117
  • 117

Bible in English

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Sold
106,250 USD
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Description

  • <em>The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised</em>. Philadelphia: R[obert]. Aitken, 1782; 1781
Two parts in one volume, 12mo (6 x 3 1/2 in.; 152 x 89 mm). General title with woodcut arms of Pennsylvania within border of printer's ornaments, congressional resolution leaf (=3A6) bound after the general title, separate title-page for the New Testament with woodcut vignette and separate register, the whole enclosed within an ornamental border, printer's woodcut monogram on verso of title-page, text in double columns, no pagination; moderate to severe browning and staining (strongest at front and back) with narrow margins, as usual, minor paper flaw on I6 and two small holes on 2A6 costing a few letters in lower right corners, final leaf 22d6 remargined along the bottom. Contemporary calf, smooth spine, 8 circles roughly incised on upper cover to a lozenge pattern, later lettering piece; rebacked, original spine laid down, free endpapers stained and partially remargined.   
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