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(Evans, Lewis)
THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES. LONDON: PRINTED BY CHARLES BILL AND THE EXECUTRIX OF THOMAS NEMCOMB, 1703
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2045
(Evans, Lewis)
THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES. LONDON: PRINTED BY CHARLES BILL AND THE EXECUTRIX OF THOMAS NEMCOMB, 1703
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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(Evans, Lewis)
THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES. LONDON: PRINTED BY CHARLES BILL AND THE EXECUTRIX OF THOMAS NEMCOMB, 1703
8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.; 197 x 121 mm). Two engraved title-pages; scattered browning and foxing. Contemporary blindstamped calf; scuffed, worn, spine renewed.
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Provenance

Lewis Evans (signatures) — William and Henrietta Pauli, Reading, Penn. (signatures) —Rev. C. H. Baker (inscribed "bought 1872" and "This book is old.")

Catalogue Note

Colonial surveyor and cartographer Lewis Evans's Bible, signed by him twice and with Evans family history recorded on a blank. On the general title Evans has signed "Lewis Evans 1744"; and on the New Testament title he has signed "L. Evans".

Welch-born Evans (c. 1700–1756) settled in Philadelphia and was a friend of Benjamin Franklin. His most important work is A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (1755).

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York