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1538 COVERDALE NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE: The New Testament of oure Sauyour Iesu Christ. Faythfully translated & lately corrected:.Coverdale.
Descrizione libro: Matthew Crom, Antwerp, 1538. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 1538 Bible, Coverdale: "The New Testament of oure Sauyour Iesu Christ. Faythfully translated & lately corrected:.Coverdale." First 12 leaves replaced in facsimile; as well as Mark 15, Luke 12, 20, 23, and John 6, 14, 18, 19, and Revelation 2. Twenty-one leaves in facsimile, total of 304pp, lacking 6 pages of preliminaries. Rebound in period style leather with tooled covers and raised spine, 3 bands, as well as single clasp. Herbert # 40. Codice libro della libreria 1039
1606 Bible, Geneva: The Bible Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. (Marquis of Argyll - Martyr's Bible
Descrizione libro: Robert Barker, London, 1606. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 8vo. 1606 Bible, Geneva: The Bible Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. (Marquis of Argyll - Martyr's Bible. Rebacked 19th C with gilt provenance lettering on front cover; passed down through Campbell family, lent to William H. Havergal for an exhibition of Scottish & Covenanter antiquities (See Scottish National Memorials). Blackletter quarto, Apocrypha, 2 Concordances by Barker; Sternhold & Hopkins' Psalms (with music): "London, imprinted for the Company of Stationers, 1605." Paul Delaroche, in his picture of the excution of Argyll, used this voluem, and it was presented to the lender by the Rev. W.W. Havergal. Beheaded by the maiden at the Cross of Edinburgh, 27th of May 1661, his head was placed on the Tolbooth; his dying speech is printed in Naphtali, the Scots Worthies, and MacKenzie's Memoirs. He is one of the most significant martyrs of the Killing Times of Scottish Covenant, many sources calling him the single most important figure in the movement. Archibald Campbell. Codice libro della libreria 1068
1790 Matthew Carey Bible, Douay-Rhiems: "The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, First Catholic Bible Printed in America
Descrizione libro: Matthew Carey, Philadelipha, 1790. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 4to. Item/Title: Bible, Douay-Rhiems: "The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions, in divers languages; and first published by the English College at Doway, Anno 1609. Newly revised, and corrected, according to the Clementine Edition of the Scriptures. With annotations for elucidating the principal difficulties of Holy Writ." Year: 1790 Edition: First Edition - First Catholic Bible Printed in America Printer: Carey, Stewart, & Co., Philadelphia [Matthew Carey] Size: 4to Binding: Bound full-leather, green with gilt accents, binding securely intact, externally very good. Corners rubbed, but not severely. Description: Marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Contents include both Old and New Testaments as well as Apocryphal books. Some variations in books titles (such as Isaias and Jeremias for Isaiah and Jeremiah). Condition: Pages toned with some spotting but overall very good. History: The first Catholic Bible printed in America was completed in 1790. This was also the first English-language quarto Bible published in America. The printing was done by Carey, Stewart & Co. of Philadelphia. Most notable in this firm was Mathew Carey, who would go on to print numerous editions of the Bible in both Catholic and Protestant versions. This 1790 edition-also called the Carey Bible-was based on Challoner's second edition of 1764. Carey reasoned that III and IV Maccabees, III and IV Esdras, and Prayer of Manassas had never been received by the church and thus he omitted them in his printing. Carey himself was an Irish immigrant who had moved to Paris due to criticism of a political pamphlet he had published. There he met Benjamin Franklin and was able to work in Franklin's printing office. He moved back to Ireland temporarily and later to the United States where the Marquis de Lafayette helped him to finance his trade, for which Carey chose a print and book shop. Carey actively wrote on social and political topics and held membership in the American Sunday School Society. Reference: Hills' #23; Herbert #1343; Pope 669-18 & 720-1, O'Callaghan 34, Chamberlin 16. Codice libro della libreria 638
1544 Bible Owned & SIGNED By Johaan Bugenhagen Pastor to Martin Luther: Bible, Latin: Biblia Sacrosan CTA, Ex Postremis.
Descrizione libro: Nicholas Brylinger, Basel, Switzerland, 1544. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title: Bible, Latin: Biblia Sacrosan CTA, Ex Postremis. Publisher: Nicholas Brylinger Place: Basel Year: 1544 Description: 8° (184 x 123mm). Collation: a-z8 A-Z8 AA-Yy8. Woodcut device on title, woodcut historiated initials. ENGRAVING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS BY GEORG PENCZ, DATED 1547 (Hollstein XXXI, Pencz 40] mounted on rear pastedown. (Some browning and occasional staining, a1.8 and a2.7 strengthened at hinge.) Contemporary German blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards, outer border of Biblical scenes, initials 'D.S.' and 1547 added above and below central panel, title lettered on spine and along fore-edges (rubbed and repaired, without two fore-edge clasps). Provenance: JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN (1485-1558), German reformer (inscription on front pastedown dated 25 June 1548, and probably annotations in the text) -- extensive contemporary annotations in at least 2 other hands, one written on rear pastedown dated May 1548 -- Schultz family of Freistadt (inscriptions on rear flyleaves recording births of Micheas in 1553 and Anna in 1554 and the death in childbirth of their mother Katharina in 1555, the initials 'D.S.' on binding are presumably those of the father Schultz who recorded these events) -- Hutchison, 1850 (title inscription). BUGENHAGEN'S COPY of the first Brylinger edition of the Bible. BIBLE, in Latin: Biblia Sacrosancta. Basel: Nicholas Brylinger, 1544. Owned and signed by JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN (1485-1558), German reformer and personal minister to Martin Luther, inscription on front pastedown dated 25 June 1548. Bugenhagen had translated Luther's Bible into Low-German and had worked with Melanchthon and others on revised versions of the Bible. Bugenhagen has written Biblical verses from John, xvii:24-26 at the front of the present Brylinger Bible in his own idiomatic version, and not merely a transcription of the printed text. His autograph is dated 25 June 1548, a day when Bugenhagen and Melanchthon sent a joint letter to Nicolaus Medler regarding negotiations of the Interim of Augsburg. The reformer-printer at Basel, Nicholas Brylinger, reprinted Robert Estienne's influential Bible, which is generally considered the first critical edition of the Vulgate. It was censured by the Theology Faculty at Paris, but editions, included those further revised by Estienne, continued to appear and ultimately formed the foundation of the official Roman Vulgate. Brylinger's portable octavo editions clearly met their intended Protestant audience. A copy of his 4th edition (1557) was owned by Philip Melanchthon (now in the Massachusetts Historical Society, cf. D. Berkowitz, In Remembrance of Creation, no. 156), and the present copy was owned by the German reformer, Johann Bugenhagen. Personal minister to Martin Luther, he had translated Luther's Bible into Low-German and had worked with Melanchthon and others on revised versions of the Bible. While none of the annotations in the volume has been positively identified as Melanchthon's, one note on Xx1r is initialed 'P.M.'. Further evidence of its continued Protestant ownership is an anonymous manuscript summary of Martin Luther on Proverbs. RARE. Not in Adams or Darlow & Moule. CERL records copies in Munich, Warsaw and Paris (Bib. de la Société biblique); Copinger records his own copy and that at Stuttgart, and there is in addition one at NYPL (imperfect). Johann Bugenhagen. Codice libro della libreria 1064
Descrizione libro: 1581 Mary Queen of Scots, England, 1581. Manuscript. Condizione libro: Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Mary Stuart (1542-1587) Daughter of James V, King of Scotland, whose death six days after Mary's birth made her Queen. Raised in France, in 1558 she was married to the Dauphin, who succeeded to the French throne as Francis II in 1559 but died the next year. Mary returned to Scotland in 1561. Although Roman Catholic, at first she accepted the Protestant-led government then in place. In 1565 Mary married the Catholic Scottish nobleman Henry Stewart, which outraged the Protestants. Insurrection followed, and the queen, taking the field in person, at once quelled the revolt. Her triumph was scarcely over when her husband demanded to be named king, and sided with the Protestant opposition. His murder led to Mary's marriage to a Protestant, which provoked war with the Scottish nobles. Her loss at Carberry Hill forced her abdication and resulted in her jailing. She escaped in 1568 and was able within a few days to assemble an army of 6000 men which also met defeat. Mary sought refuge at the court of Elizabeth I, queen of England, only to find herself a prisoner and eventually beheaded for treason. Extremely rare and important ALS. "Marie", 1p 12" x 8", written from captivity in Sheffield Castle, Dec. 2 (1581), to her brother-in-law, Henri III, King of France. In full: "Monsieur, I write only this word to thank you for the good wishes sent me by my ambassador, and I shall write tomorrow at greater length, and, holding you in great devotion, most humbly kiss your hands, praying to God that He may keep you, Monsieur, in the best of health through a long life. Your most affectionate, Marie." Mary's reference in her letter of a more lengthy reply on the following days points to Henri III as recipient, as he did indeed receive a lengthy letter from Mary on December 3. Much more corroborative evidence is included with the letter. In the letter of December 3, Mary begs Henri III to remember her rights and titles in France, which had been confirmed by his predecessor, Charles IX. At the time of the writing of this letter, with Catholic priests were being executed on suspicion of having plotted against Elizabeth, one can easily imagine the imprisoned queen foreseeing a similar end for herself. Indeed, Mary's last letter was sent to Henri III, written just six hours before her beheading. Boldly and neatly penned. Codice libro della libreria 991
1846 Bible, French: "Le Nouveau Testament de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ, traduit en Francais, avec le Commentaire Litteral . FIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN CANADA
Descrizione libro: Chez J. Bte. Frechette. Peree., Quebec, 1846. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. 8vo. 1846 Bible, French: "Le Nouveau Testament de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ, traduit en Francais, avec le Commentaire Litteral Du Peree de Carrieres dans le texte, et des notes explicatives, morales et dogmatiqus, pour en Faciliter l'Intelligence. Publie avec l'approbation de monsigneur L'Archeveque de Quebec. AQuebec. A Quebec: Chez J. Bte. Frechette. Peree., Imprimeur-Libraire, No 13, Rue Lamontagne. MDCCC.XLVI" QuebecFIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN CANADA. While Americans found their own resources and gradually made them better while at war with England, Canadians did the opposite. Books continued to be imported uninterrupted from England. The publishers of Bibles in London. Oxford, and Cambridge had the trade in their own hands, and Canada was content to receive her Bibles from these sources in as much as she did not have the facilities to print books wither as well or as cheaply. Consequently there were not any very early Bibles in Canada. It is true there were detached portions of Scripture printed in the Indian Languages, but not the entire Bible. The first edition did not appear until 1846. This is an octavo of 752 pages in French. D&M #3909. Codice libro della libreria 635
1562 Great Bible The bible/in Englishe, that is to saye/ the contentes of al the holy scriptures, both of the olde and new testament,
Descrizione libro: RIcharde Harrison, London, 1562. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. Folio. Title: The bible/in Englishe, that is to saye/ the contentes of al the holy scriptures, both of the olde and new testament, Year: 1562 Printer; Richarde Harrison Place: London Size: Folio Description: FIRST AUTHORIZED PRINTING AFTER THE ACESSION OF ELIZABETH I. This copy belonged to the family of the Right Reverend Robert Skinner, Bishop of Bristol, Oxford. "For this edition Harrison was fined for printing without licence" Herbert 117. Excerpt from the writings "This volume "The Byble Cranmer Harrison 1562" Skinner (Skynner) was the LAST Bishop appointed by Charles I. While Bishop of Oxford he joined with eleven of his brethern in a Protest against the proceedings of the Parliament in consequence of which he was committed to the Tower. He alone of all the Bishops remained in his Diocese during the troublesome time of the Commonwealth, reading every Sunday.preaching and confirming children and ordaining such as would accept orders in a ruined Church, so as to have men to fill the pulpits, when, as he always believed a "Restoration" would take place; and indeed when he died in 1670 ten years after the Restoration of Charles II, he had ordanined more priests than all the surviving Bishops put together. He was buried in Worcester Catherdral. Bound tooled full-leather with gilt and gauffered page edges. Lacking genearl Title& preliminary. Adam & Eve engraving, verso, the names of all books.Bible otherwise complete New testament Title. pages VGC. Reference: Herberts 117. Codice libro della libreria 315
Descrizione libro: John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, London, 1678. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1678 Bible,.King James Version. HAND COLORED PLATES Signed Lady Saville. Handcolored plates (and some text) throughout. 4to, 18th C dark green morocco, ornately gilt spine & gilt paneled covers, with red label, a.e.g. (probably a Scottish binding); ruled in red throughout; engraved frontispiece and 144 full-page copperplates, neatly colored in a contemporary hand; the printed title & NT title are also hand colored, as are the initial letters & headings of most of the books of the Bible. There are a few minor tears (one removing a few letters of a sidenote) and a small bit of soiling, but the text is generally very good throughout. Herbert 738; a Book of Common Prayer [London: John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1678; title hand colored & a bit soiled, with 17 full-page hand colored copperplates] and The Whole Book of Psalms [London: the Company of Stationers, 1678] are bound in, respectively at the front and at the rear. With an 1867 inscription to Lady Savile (who has new bound it) and a 1770 inscription from her to her granddaughter. An exceptionally attractive Bible, both in respect to the binding and the 161 hand-colored copperplate illustrations. Lady Saville. Codice libro della libreria 1077
1920s and 1930s - Missionary Martyr Betty Stam & Charles Ernest Scott, Manuscripts, Typed Manuscripts, Hand Corrected Sermons and Articles, Ephemeral Material, Hand Written Poems etc
Descrizione libro: 1920. Manuscript. Collection includes: 1 Manuscript Poem The Fire of God written while at Moody Bible Institute, 1931. 1 Manuscript Poem The Minstrel, written 1931 1 Typed MSs poem titled Two Names, written Moody Bible Institute, 1930. 1 Manuscript poem titled Sonnet, written October 1930 1 Manuscript poem titled Open My Eyes written Moody Bible Institute, December 1928 1 Manuscript poem titled My Jesus written Moody Bible Institute, April 11, 1929 1 Manuscript poem titled Stand Still and See the Salvation of the Lord written Moody Bible Institute, November 1928 1 Manuscript poem titled Chicago Sun written Moody Bible Institute, June 8, 1929 1 Manuscript poem titled Leaning on Him written Germantown, PA June 1931 1 Manuscript poem titled The Light of the World written December 1930 1 Collection of published sheet poems by Betty with five items, some minor ink corrections in her hand. 1 Printed Their Welcome in Heaven a memorial poem to John and Betty Stam 1 Printed A Sonnet of Prayer by Betty Stam 1 Tract Betty Stam's Surrender annotated by her father Charles E. Scott 1 printed poem Their Soul Shall be as a Watered Garden by Betty Stam inscribed by Betty Stam on the rear 1 Exceptionally rare Not Worthy to be Compared: The Story of John and Betty Stam and The Miracle Baby, Helen Priscilla Stam by E. H. Hamilton. Published 1934 in China, 22pp. Very, very scarce. 1. Original typed poem To Helen Priscilla Stam by Helen Orr Armstrong (lines to their orphaned daughter) 1. Very moving TLS with annotations by E. H. Hamilton sending Charles E. Scott a poem he had written called John is Dead supposed to be read from Betty's voice between the time he was beheaded and she. This is very, very moving and to my knowledge unpublished. 1. Photocopy of original music for a song titled Christmas by Betty Scott Stam 1. In Memoriam card issued on the death of John C. Stam in 1934 from his home church in New Jersey. 1. Group of original and copied articles relating the story of the Stam's martyrdom, including an original Time Magazine article from 1934, etc. Additionally, we also have an amazing set of articles typed, but extensively annotated and corrected in his hand, by Charles E. Scott. These include: 1. Typed MSs called Rubbing Elbows with Real Chinese for One Day. 10pp. 1. Printed pamphlet: When a Dead Church Listened to a Bible Story: As a Professional Chinese Story- Teller gave it at a Prayer-Meeting. By Charles Ernest Scott. 1. Typed manuscripts with corrections in his hand, 4pp, titled Prayer Through a Wayward Son. 1. 29pp Typed MSs with handwritten corrections The Mountain Church and its Murder Case 1. 9pp typed MSs with handwritten corrections A Chinese Girl's Vow 1. 8pp typed MSs with handwritten corrections Enmeshed in a Heathen Lawsuit. 1. 3pp typed MSs with handwritten corrections A Blessed Surprise for an Aged Blind Man. + 12 others by him, and one completely handwritten! Elizabeth 'Betty' Stam was born Elizabeth Scott. Her father was the famous pioneer Chinese missionary, Charles Ernest Scott. By the 1914, Charles Scott was considered the most significant American missionary in China [at the Presbyterian Mission in Shantung] and was asked to give the Princeton missionary lectures that year. These were published in 1915 as China from Within by Princeton. Some minor documents are preserved at the New York Public Library in their Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. Those are nowhere near the significance of the items here. The Scott family to this day are still heavily engaged in mission work in China. Princeton University holds some of Charles E. Scott's papers in their archives, titled The Scott Family Collection (Chinese Missions). Born and raised in China, Betty early on sensed a call to continue her parents' work of reaching the Chinese with the Gospel. In preparation, she moved to America to attend Moody Bible Institute. It was there she met John Stam, who while at Moody had also received a distinct call to China. They were married in October o. Codice libro della libreria 994
1758 Bay Psalm Book: "The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament, Faithfully translated into English Metre. Being the New-England Psalm Book Revised and Improved; .
Descrizione libro: D. Henchman & S. Kneeland, Boston, N.E., 1758. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 1758 Bay Psalm Book: "The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament, Faithfully translated into English Metre. Being the New-England Psalm Book Revised and Improved; By an Endeavour after a yet nearer Approach to the inspired Original, as well as to the Rules of Poetry. With the addition of fifty other hymns on the most important subjects of Christianity; with their titles, placed in order, from -- The Fall of Angels and Men, to -- Heaven after the General Judgment." Description: Prince: First Edition, The Bay Psalm Book passed through many editions without further alterations, until it was revised in 1758, by the devout and learned theologian, Rev. Thomas Prince. Bound in original full calf leather w/ line tooled boards. text block tight & secure. Some loosening to raer hinge but still holding firm. (1) blank, Title & Psalms, The Song of Songs which is Solomon's, Lamentations, Isaiah, Jonah, Habakkuk, Luke, Revelation, Hymns (1) blank. Complete 360 pp.Inscription inside front cover and fly. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Very good condition, crisp and clear pages. Rev. Thomas Prince: 1687 - ?1758, American clergyman, scholar, and historian, Sandwich, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1709. From 1709 to 1717 he was abroad; he studied in London and preached at a Congregationalist chapel in Suffolk. Returning (1717) to Massachusetts, he became copastor of Old South Church in Boston, a position he held until his death. He bequeathed to his church his large and excellent library; during the British occupation of Boston, some of the volumes were destroyed, but the many books and manuscripts that were preserved are now in the Boston Public Library. Prince published a number of sermons, A Vade Mecum for America: A Companion for Traders and Travelers (1732), and Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs ? the New England Psalm-Book Revised and Improved (1758), but he is best remembered for his informative Chronological History of New England (Vol. I, 1736; Vol. II entitled Annals of New England, 1755). Designed by its author to cover the years 1602 to 1730, the annals are carried only to Aug. 5, 1633. An edition of his history published in 1852 has a memoir of Prince by S. G. Drake. Codice libro della libreria 548
1744 Bay Psalm Book: "The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: Faithfully translated into English Metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints in publick and private, especially in New England.the Twenty sixth
Descrizione libro: J. Draper for J. Blanchard, Boston, N.E., 1744. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 1744 Bay Psalm Book: "The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: Faithfully translated into English Metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints in publick and private, especially in New England.the Twenty sixth Edition." B.P.B. is metrical psalms by Richard Mather & 27 other clergymen of the Massachusetts' Bay Colony. Only 11 original copies of the 1640 1st ed still exist; all in public institutions. This later edition renamed as New England Psalms. Complete. 346pp plus 42pp. of MS hymns & diary entries from 1750s (4pp. blank). Disbound. Text block as originally sewn prior to final binding in boards, complete with 2 contemporary vellum support strips to be inserted in binding. Unlikely book was ever bound beyond the present stitching. Title page soiled, chipped, tear neatly mended, very slight loss of text. All edges of text block browned with age but internally very clean overall. Some gatherings closely trimmed, affecting pg #'s, headings, and catchwords. Pp 295-302 misbound. Final 4 leaves of MS loose. Contemporary ownership inscription regarding text & binding on final MS page. With additional, Bible related, contemporary manuscript text. Bay Psalm Book was first titled Whole Book of Psalms, then New England Psalm Book. But all considered Bay Psalm Book. 19th C attractive glass boards and spine (very fragile condition) with working clasps. Codice libro della libreria 544
Descrizione libro: J. Cawood, London, 1569. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title: The Bible/ in English, that is to/ say: The content of/ all the holy Scripture,/both of the olde and newe /Testament. According to / the translation that is/ appointed to be read/ in the Chur-/ches Year:1569 Printer:John Cawood Place: London Description:LAST YEAR THE GREAT BIBLE WAS PRINTED. Rare nearly complete quarto ed. Lacks general title, & 7 prelims out of the 24 so most prelims present (rare).Begins with the Book of Common Prayer which is part of the prelims in this edition (16 pp present). Bible text itself complete: OT, Apocrypha, NT. Separate titles to the various sections, starting at books of Joshua, Psalms, the Apocrypha and the New Testament (total of 4 out 5 title pp present). Beautifully decorated initials; woodcut of the St. John in Patmos at end of Bible and "a table to find the Epistles and Gospelles usuallye read in the Churche, according to the Booke of Common Prayer". Overall VGC. Blackletter 16th C Bible. Some expected wear, some dampstains & browning (expected). NT title has slight wear and upper outer corner slight loss (about 2"); does not affect text. One leaf in Peter with some marginal loss just touching Scripture references. Some wear in Revelation; some wear to final 2pp of the Table leaves (not often found at all in Great Bible). Approximately 6 pp with small flaws/tears; not affecting text. Good margins, thick paper. Binding solid: full reverse calf that is still supple and smooth not dried. Reference: Herbert 127 D&M 90. Codice libro della libreria 324
Descrizione libro: Robert Stephanus Robert Estienne, Paris, 1544. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Item/Title: Bible, Hebrew: "Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim. (8 vols) Year: 1544-46 Inscriptions/Signatures: Fletcher, Andrew (Bibliophile and Collector, Signed by Him). From collection of the Scottish politician and bibliophile Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), "almost certainly the largest private library in Scotland at the time" (ODNB), with his signature on the title pages. Also neat marginal verse numbering in early ink. Size: 24mo Printer: Robert Stephanus (Robert Estienne), Paris Description/Condition: Vocalized text; integral blanks. 17 pts, 8 vols. Bound slightly out of order. 16th C calf, gilt arabesque centerpiece (covers), vellum pastedowns from medieval Latin MS (of an abridgment?) of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, - Vol 1; printer's woodcut device on first 2 titles hand-colored at early date. 2nd Estienne Hebrew Bible & 1st in small format, following 1539-44 quarto. I--Genesis,  leaves; Exodus,  leaves; Leviticus,  leaves * II--Numbers,  leaves; Deuteronomy,  leaves * III--Samuel,  leaves; Joshua & Judges,  leaves * IV--Kings,  leaves; Chronicles,  leaves * V--Jeremiah,  leaves; Isaiah,  leaves * VI--Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah,  leaves; Ezekiel,  leaves * VII--Twelve Prophets,  leaves * VIII--Psalms,  leaves; Proverbs & Job,  leaves; Five Scrolls,  leaves. Condition: Bindings worn overall; contents generally clean. Reference: Harvard/Mortimer-French 73; Renouard (Estienne) I, 65 ("un vrai bijou typographique"); Schreiber 82; Vinograd, Paris 18; not in Darlow & Moule. "This 'pocket' Hebrew Bible has always been regarded as one of the most impressive examples of Hebrew printing of the French Renaissance" (Schreiber). Andrew Fletcher. Codice libro della libreria 371
1731 Bible, Wycliffe: "The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated out of the Latin Vulgat by John Wiclif, S.T.P. Prebendary of Aust in the Collegiate Church of Westbury, and Rector of Lutterworth, .
Descrizione libro: Thomas Page, et al, London, 1731. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Folio. 1731 Bible, Wycliffe: "The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated out of the Latin Vulgat by John Wiclif, S.T.P. Prebendary of Aust in the Collegiate Church of Westbury, and Rector of Lutterworth, about 1378 To Which is Praefixt A History of the Several Translations of the H. Bible and N. Testament, &c, into English, both in MS and Print, and the Most Remarkable Editions of them Since the Invention of Printing. By John Lewis, A.M. London, M,DCC,XXXI." FIRST PRINTED EDITION OF WYCLIFFE BIBLE. Limited to 160 copies. Folding engraved facsimile of Great Bible title border; lacks the portraits of wycliffe and lewis. , iv, , 108; 156, viii pages. 2 parts in one volume. Folio, modern panelled calf; some light marginal foxing and dampstains. Foundational edition for collector. Folio (15" x 10") in full leather with blind tooled boards, Eight panels with raised bands with red leather gilt labels. Collates complete: Frontis (copperplate of Lewis) (MISSING); a-b; * (subscriber list & errata, apparently bound out of sequence); B Z; Aa Ee; Divisional frontis. (Copperplate of Wycliff) (MISSING); [A] Z; Aa [Qq]; a-b. Includes Dedication, Lewis 108 pp. history, Wycliffes 153 pp Testament in early English text, Index & Glossary. Fine engraved title to Great Bible inserted in History. Historiated initials and ornate vignettes throughout. Codice libro della libreria 537
Descrizione libro: Robert Barker, London, 1602. Half-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 1602 Bishops' Bible Title: "The Holy Bible. conteining the Olde Teftament and the Newe. Authorifed and apponed to be readin Churches. Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes moft excellent Maieftie " 1602 Printer: Robert Barker Place: London Description: Last edition of Bishops' Bible, historically referenced by King James Version translators. Blackletter with marginal notes. Large folio, old half calf, (late 19th-early 20th c) rebound with leather spine and cloth covers, some stains, spine VGC but slightly wrinkled with gilt title information. Opens with Book of Common Prayer (printed red & black, missing title and probably a few initial leaves). Missing general title. Engraving depicting Adam and Eve on endpaper. Woodcut titles to Apocrypha and NT. Text appears complete otherwise. NT pages narrower in size; it is unclear why. Appearance is same otherwise. Last several leaves of Revelation present but repaired somewhat amateurly with handwritten missing portions. Pages toned, some browned, some repaired at margins. Lacks general title and September/October of the Kalendar (but extra Nov/Dec Kalendar pg bound in). Many repairs to preliminary leaves, mostly marginal but also affecting some text; marginal repairs to 1st 12 leaves of Genesis, affecting sidenotes on 1st 4, repair to Rr2 (Isaiah 25/6), affecting text in some verses both recto & verso; numerous NT leaves have marginal repairs, several obscuring marginal notes (unnecessarily) the last 7 leaves (Revelation) have more extensive repairs (primarily with some loss in inner margin), with soiling. The NT has smaller outer margins than OT, derived from another copy. Nearly complete copy. Codice libro della libreria 295
Descrizione libro: Germany, 1738. Manuscript. Condizione libro: Good. 4to. 1738 John Wesley Autograph Letter Signed - Addressed to Brother Charles Wesley Item: Autograph Letter Author: John Wesley Recipient: Charles Wesley Date: August 4, 1738 Description: Autograph Letter to his brother Charles. Address panel reads, "To the Revd Mr. Charles Wesley / At Mr Hutton's Bookseller Near Temple-bar. London. England." headed "Hernhuth Aug. 4. OS 1738." A cachet letter, with 21 full lines of text, 1 unfolded sheet, with the text on one side and the address verso, 220mm x 167mm. This letter was written while on a trip to Germany. John Wesley arrived at Hernhuth, the community of the Moravian Brethren on the estate of Count Zinzendorf, on Tuesday, August 1, and stayed there until the 14th. Summary: He begins, "Dear Brother," saying that God has "graciously helped me in all things," but reserves "an account of the people here" until they meet. He urges Charles to exhort "our Brethren in London & Oxford," to "love & study the oracles of God more & more," . "to be watchful,". "And that above all things, They owe great Plainness of Speech both with each other & towards all men." He concludes with an exhortation to his "Dearest Brother & Friend," commending him to God's grace, that he be more & more renewed in the Image of his Son!" He does not signed the letter, but closes it "adieu." Text of Letter: HERRNHUT. August 4, 1738. MY DEAR BROTHER, -- I hope you and those with you stand fast in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are in no wise shaken from your purpose of declaring His goodness to the children of men. Ye are a few of those whom He hath chosen to be witnesses of the merits of His death and the power of His resurrection; and ye cannot too largely or too boldly declare the things He hath done for your own souls. If ye have, indeed, found mercy through His blood, you must 'use great plainness of speech'; not as Moses, and the judaizing Christians still among us, who put a veil over their face, to the intent that the glory of the Lord should not shine, which ought to shine in the eyes of all men. Many, indeed, will blaspheme, even though Paul speak, and speak only the words of truth and soberness. But ought Paul, therefore, to forbear speaking ' We have not so learned Christ.' Many also will persecute and revile you and say all manner of evil of you, for His name's sake. Why, then ye are heirs of the blessing; then the Spirit of God, the Spirit of glory, shall rest upon you. Then rejoice and be exceeding glad, that ye are partakers of the reproach of Christ; and when Christ, which is your life, shall appear, ye shall also appear with Him in glory. We are here compassed about with a cloud of witnesses that the Ancient of Days waxeth not old; that His arm is not shortened, but still worketh mightily in and for those that believe. All of these are living proofs that Christianity, as its Author, is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; that the same gifts are still given unto men, the same holiness and happiness, the same freedom from sin, the same peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. These likewise bear witness with one accord that there is but one way under heaven given to men of attaining to a fellowship in these great and precious promises--namely, faith in Him who loved us and gave Himself for us, and bare our sins in His own body upon the tree; and also that 'whosoever seeketh this findeth,' so he seek it humbly, earnestly, and perseveringly, absolutely renouncing all his own righteousness as well as his own works, and coming to Christ as poor, miserable, and naked! My dear friends, be lowly, be serious, be watchful. Let not any pretence to mental make you slack in vocal prayer. Be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. And the God of peace and love be with you even unto the end! Be not forgetful of praying much for Your weak brother in Christ. Condition: Good condition, in a neat hand, with remains of a wax seal and a slight tear, just touching a couple letters of the text of the letter. Size: 6.5. Codice libro della libreria 996
1732-1737 Bible, Kupfer: "Physique Sacree, ou Histoire-Naturelle de la Bible. Traduite du Latin de Mr. Jean-Jacques Scheuchzer, Docteur en Medecine, Professeur en Mathematiques.
Descrizione libro: Pierre Schenk & Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam, 1732. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. Jean-André Pfeffel (illustratore). First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 1732-1737 Bible, Kupfer: "Physique Sacree, ou Histoire-Naturelle de la Bible. Traduite du Latin de Mr. Jean-Jacques Scheuchzer, Docteur en Medecine, Professeur en Mathematiques a Zurich, Membre de. Codice libro della libreria 538
Descrizione libro: Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. Folio. During the mid 19th and early 20th century, salesman samples were used to allow their perspective buyers an opportunity to view the variation of options available to each customer to custom build their own personal Family Bible. Options included pages with assorted spine covers and color lithograph illustrations, black & white pictures, marriage, family and birth records. Maps, indexes, concordances, dictionaries, tables, Apocrypha, Psalms, translations and language availabilities. These Bibles became treasured family heirlooms and were handed down generation to generation, often times being the only source of their family's historical records. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BIBLES IN THIS LISTING ARE THE SALESMANS SAMPLE COPIES. Title information was obtained from the main title, but many of these Bibles had additional sample titles for other similar editions by the respective publisher, or for a German Bible by that publisher. 1. 1860 Bible, King James Version: "The Complete Domestic Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms of David in Metre. To which is added a profusely illustrated pronouncing Dictionary of the Bible, A History of the Books of the Bible, A History of All Religious Sects, Biographies of Eminent Bible Characters, A History of the Coins of the Bible, And Many Other Valuable Aids and Elegant Embellishments. Beautifully Illustrated." Hubbard Brothers, Philadelphia, et. al. 2. 1870 Bible, King James Version: "National Publishing Co.'s Superfine Edition. New Illustrated Devotional and Practical Polyglot Family Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in Metre. The text conformable to the standard of the American Bible Society." National Publishing Company and Jones Brothers & Co. (No Place Listed) 3. 1870 Bible, King James Version: "New Illustrated Devotional and Practical Polyglot Family Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in Metre. The Text Conformable to the Standard of the American Bible Society." National Publishing Company, United States Publishing Company, and Jones Brothers & Co. (No Place Listed) 4. 1870 Bible, King James Version: "J.B. Ford & Company's Superfine Edition. New Illustrated Devotional and Practical Polyglot Family Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in Metre. The text conformable to the standard of the American Bible Society; .carefully abridged edition of Dr. William Smith's Complete Dictionary of the Bible. And A History of Religious Denominations of the World, Harmony of the Four Gospels, Valuable Treatises, History of the Translation of the Bible, Chronological and other useful tables, designed to promote and facilitate the study of the Sacred Scriptures. Compiled with great care from the most authentic sources. Together with an index, giving an account of the most remarkable passages in the Old and New Testaments." J.B. Ford & Company, New York, et. al. 5. 1870 Bible, King James Version (SALESMAN'S SAMPLE): "National Publishing Co.'s Superfine Edition. New Devotional and Practical Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in Metre. The Text Conformable to the Standard of the American Bible Society. Also, A Carefully Abridged Edition of Dr. Wm. Smith's Complete Dictionary of the Bible, and a History. Index. 1000 Fine Scripture Illustrations and Maps." National Publishing Company and Jones Brothers & Co. (No Place Listed) 6. 1871 Bible, King James Version: "The Latest Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: .to which are appended A Concordance, the Psalms of David in Metre, selections from Bible lyrics, and also an illustrated Bible dictionary. In which the various places and subjects are referred to, and every difficult word explaine. Codice libro della libreria 1013
Descrizione libro: T. Dawson/ Deputies of Christopher Barker, London, 1589. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 1589 Bible, Bishops' Version Unlisted in Herberts'. Existing reference lists only two copies in the world, both in libraries (Lambeth Palace in England and the New York Public Library - both imperfect), no private copies. Single-column blackletter text (very rare). 33 lines/page. All preliminary pages present; 14 total: Preface, Content, Explanation, True Reckoning, Order, and a 12 Page Kalendar. Lacks title page and also leaves Z2, Z7,2A3-6; 2D1 & 2E1 in the main text. Also lacks final two leaves in the table at close. One page remaining. Few minor tears or blemishes. A bit browned. Some early upper headlines shaved orcropped. Outer upper corner chapter numbers also shaved or cropped in places. A few side notes shaved. Bound contemporary calf with small metal diamond-shaped central bossing piece and 4 remaining corner bossings. Rebacked 19th C. Not in DMH or Herberts'. Codice libro della libreria 404
1800 Bible, King James Version (Macklin): The Old Testament, embellished with engravings, from pictures and designs by the most eminent English artists." 7 VOLS.
Descrizione libro: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, London, 1800. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 1800 Bible, King James Version (Macklin): The Old Testament, embellished with engravings, from pictures and designs by the most eminent English artists." 7 VOLS. 5 OT & 2 NT volumes.; Gilt borders on covers, cover edges and inside cover edges; gilt page edges; gilt and raised spines; fairly light wear on edges of covers, ends of spines, and joints. Engravings, some full page. Frontis. in volume one. One insignificant leaf torn from volume one. Some foxing in margins of engravings. 71 PLATES after Reynolds, Stothard, West, and others. 6 volumes in 7. Some wear to corners and extremities, scattered foxing and offsetting. A handsomely bound wide-margin set. Contemporary straight-grained morocco. Herbert #1442 Variant 7 vols ed. Codice libro della libreria 583
1853 Bible, Leeser Version: "The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated According to the Masoretic Text, by Isaac Leeser."
Descrizione libro: Printed for the Rev. Abraham DeSola. Edition of the Union of the American Hebrew Congregations, Philadelipha, 1853. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. 8vo. 1853 Bible, Leeser Version: "The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated According to the Masoretic Text, by Isaac Leeser." Printed for the Rev. Abraham DeSola. Edition of the Union of the American Hebrew Congregations. First Complete Edition. Good. Preface, (Dated 5613, Sept. 20th 1853). An added title with Hebrew and English precedes text. Hills' #1540. Codice libro della libreria 651
1609-1610 Bible, Douay-Rheims: "The Holie Bible Faithfvlly Translated into English, out of the Avthentical Latin Printed at Doway by Lavrence Kellam, at the Signe of the Holie Lamb. M. DC. IX. (1609) AND The Second Tome . M. DC. X. (1610)."
Descrizione libro: Lavrence Kellam, Doway (Douay), Spanish Netherlands (now France), 1609. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 1ST ENGLISH LANGUAGE CATHOLIC OT. In Doway a seminary was established for English Catholic exiles (Elizabethan persecution). Combined with Rheims NT of 1582; thus Douay Rheims Bible, English-speaking Catholic standard for 350 yrs. Full old leather; paneled spines in 6 compartments over raised bands. Spine panel repairs bottom of V1 & top/bottom of V2. General titles to both vols & final leaf of 1st Vol in expert facsimile. Browning/foxing to pgs. V1 ownership ink inscription at end of intro section (leaf ++b); pg corners torn - about 2" sq. loss on 3 leaves affecting text (pp. 73-78); & brown ink note at lower margin of p. 217; final line trimmed. V2 has 7 leaves near beginning trimmed about 1/4" narrower than rest of text with loss to interior margin; burn mark on corner p461 slightly affecting text; lt brown smudge on p. 559 6 sq.in., affects text; foreedge margins trimmed slightly affecting text on verso of few leaves; incoherent scribbling in brown ink on blank verso of final text leaf. V1 misprint: p712 printed verso p706, with this leaf inserted twice. 707 & 711 do not appear. Vignettes & historiated initials. VGC overall; rare with both matching vols together. Herbert #300. Codice libro della libreria 413
Descrizione libro: America. Full-Leather. 1. Title: Bible, King James Version Date: 1791 Publisher: Isaac Collins, Trenton NJ Edition: First Bible Printed in New Jersey Size: 4to Family History: Hyatt & Deuels, Welling, and Cornwall (Family History) Description/ Condition: Bound full-leather, missing general title, family history affixed to inside front cover; covers scuffed and front board detached but present, text appears complete other than title. Binding tight, pages toned, initial leaf (contents) ragged. With Apocrypha. Raised bands on spine, also scuffed, chipped at one end. Reference: Hills' #31 2. Title: Bible, King James Version: "The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by the special command of King James I, of England. With Marginal Notes and References. To which are added, an Index, and an Alphabetical Table of all the Names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations. Year: 1791 Edition: First Edition. First Family Bible in United States. Publisher: Isaiah Thomas; Worcester, Massachusetts Description: Thick volume. With engravings. With Apocrypha. Printers emblem at end of OT. Decorative initial letter on first page of Apocrypha. Headline title, no title page, as issued. Printers emblem follows Apocrypha as well and gives the publisher, location, and date (1791). General and NT titles are present and both dated 1791. With "United States of America" on title pages. Printers emblem follows NT also with brief notation regarding the Royal Quarto Edition (this one) and the folio edition. Followed by Index to the Holy Bible. Tables follow, including Table of Names. Printers emblem follows Index also. Bible also includes John Browns Concordance with title page: "A Brief Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments: By which all, or most, of the principal texts of Scripture may be easily found out. Revised and Corrected. By John Brown, late minister of the Gospel at Haddington, in Scotland." Also dated 1791. Condition: Fair condition. Title and first few leaves ragged at margins, slight loss of text. All pages browned or toned with some foxing, but easily readable. Pages toward center in better condition. A few leaves around the Books of Micah and Nahum are ragged and with some loss of text but present. Concordance is complete, although last leaf is a little ragged. Size: 4to; Royal Quarto Edition Binding: Full-leather; boards detached and worn but present. Raised spine, but very chipped at both ends. Family History/Inscriptions: None Found Reference: Hills #30 3. Title: Bible, King James Version: "The Self-Interpreting Bible: Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments.to which are annexed, marginal references and illustrations; an exact summary of the several books; a paraphrase on the most obscure or important parts, an analysis of the contents of each chapter, explanatory notes, and evangelical reflections. By the late Rev. John Brown, minister of the gospel at Haddington." Date: 1792 Edition: First New York Bible Publisher: Hodge & Campbell, New York Family History/Inscriptions: Elder Family History, 18th-19th Century Size: Folio Binding: Original full-leather binding. Front cover present but detached; back cover present and loosley attached. Spine secure. Exterior worn but intact as stated. Description: With Apocpryha. Includes map and many engravings depicting Biblical events. List of subscribers in the Bible, detached; first subscriber was George Washington. Study materials include text with sidenotes, a long introduction, an analysis on the contents of each chapter, explanatory notes, appendixes of names & relationships. Condition: Cover detached as noted. Text block solid and intact, Pages with typical age-toning, light-colored staining throughout, some small spots of foxing. Some (including frontispiece) have rips or tears, but overall pages are securely in. Codice libro della libreria 353
1808 SIGNED Charles Thomson , Bible, Sepuagint: "The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Covenant, Commonly Called the Old and New Testament. Translated from the Greek by Charles Thomson."
Descrizione libro: Jane Aitken, Philadelipha, 1808. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1808 SIGNED Charles Thomson , Bible, Sepuagint: "The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Covenant, Commonly Called the Old and New Testament. Translated from the Greek by Charles Thomson." First Edition; First Bible printed by a woman in America, some wear to covers covers and spines but intact, pages foxed and toned but easily readable, each volume inscribed by Thomson on upper right hand corner of endpaper, text appears complete, binding secure. Housed in imprinted slipcase. Gilt/red title labels on spine. Hills #153. Charles Thomson. Codice libro della libreria 1081
Descrizione libro: Christoph Froschauer, Zurich, 1536. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Fair. Folio. 1536 Bible, Froschauer. Die Gantze Bibel. . Zurich: Christoph Froschauer, 1536. 2nd part also dated 1536. In fair condition, with loss to first title page and minor textual loss to first page, some damp staining and edge wear, second title page complete but with tearing. Lacks two leaves at the end of the second part - leaf 305 and the last leaf, 312. Paginated (21), 341 (1), 311 (of 312). Lacks spine material and catches. The majority of the pages in very good condition with ca. 200 smaller woodcuts attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger, and with the large half-page woodcut also present. Codice libro della libreria 972
Descrizione libro: John Daye - William Seres, London, 1549. Half-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 2ND EDITION. Folio. Title: Bible, Matthew's: "The Byble, whych is all the Holy Scrip/ ture: In whych are contayned the Olde/ and Newe Testament, truelye and/ purely translated into Englishe" Printer: John Daye/William Seres Place: London Size: Folio Year: 1549 Edition: Second Description: MATTHEW'S VERSION. With Apocrypha, Various Woodcuts related to Tyndale's works/translations, including Prologues, Miles Cloverdale and John Rogers. Incomplete, Exodus 32 to I Timothy. 475 of original 565 printed leaves present. Lacks general title (facsimile replacement). Contains titles to Joshua-Job (imperfect) & to Apocrypha, lacks Psalms title & New Testament title. Woodcut illustrations, initials & title border. [Herbert #74:] This is a reprint of Matthew's Bible of 1537, with notes, second edition, etc., revised; edited by Edmund Becke. Printed in black-letter; double columns, with 65 lines to the full column. References and a few notes, in the margins; contents before each chapter. The majority of the notes are printed together post chapters. With Tyndale's prologues, including the long prologues to Jonah and Romans. The illustrations in the text include a half page engraving before Isaiah, many small cuts throughout the text of the Old Testament, and cuts of each of the evangelists. It is often also called the "Bug" Bible, though the rendering "bugges" in Psalm xci is first found in the Coverdale Bible of 1549. Additional background laid inside Bible. Herbert #74. Codice libro della libreria 323
1833 Webster Bible TWO Autograph Letter Signed By Noah Webster - Content Related to Bible Pubilishing
Descrizione libro: Durrie & Peck, New Haven, 1833. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. LETTER # I DETAILING THE VAST PERSONAL EXPENSE WEBSTER WAS LAYING OUT TO HAVE HIS BIBLE STEREOGRAPHED SO THAT IT COULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE POOR. Autograph letter signed ("N. Webster"), one full sheet, 8 x 9.5 inches, New Haven, 8 February 1841, with integral address leaf. To J. G. Mogen (at the Boston Type & Steno. Foundry), explaining that the suspension of payments by Philadelphia banks may affect his resources: "I have a note for $3000 dollars on which I have relied . . . to pay the bill for stereotyping the Bible. If this should fail me, I shall not be able to pay you with punctuality. . . . I wish you therefore to suspend the work, till you hear further from me. . . . In times like these, the most wise & prudent men can make no certain calculations on matters of business." Hole and a tear from removal of wax seal (portions of seal still present); some light foxing, browning, and chipping; with two paper hinges from prior mounting; actual page of text in good condition. LETTER # II WITH SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVISIONARY WORK ON THE STEREOTYPING PROCESS. Autograph letter signed ("N. Webster"), one full sheet measuring 7.75 x 10, New Haven, 9 December 1840, with integral address leaf. To J. G. Mogen at the Boston Type & Steno. Foundry, sending a detailed list of his instructions for stereotyping a Bible: "1 Compose the work exactly according to the copy, both in words & in spelling. Matters which regard the beauty of the work are left to your workmen. All references in the copy to be omitted. 2 The New Testament is to be so . . . paged that it may be published separate from the Old. 3 If any difficulty arises in understanding my pencil words substituted for those in the text, write to me. . . ." With a note on the verso from another member of the firm (signature illegible), forwarding this letter and writing: "Dr. Webster has ordered the type spoken of a few days since & I think will be good pay -- prompt -- his directions are on the preceding page. . . ." Hole and a tear from removal of wax seal (portions of seal still present); some light foxing and browning; with two paper hinges from prior mounting; actual page of text in good condition. Title: Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Common Version With Amendments of the Language, by Noah Webster, LL.D. Publisher: Published by Durrie & Peck, New Haven Year: 1833 Edition: First Edition Condition: Externally very good; newly rebound in 21st century but with period style of the 19th century. Pages toned and/or foxed but otherwise good, intact and securely bound. Text complete, title pages present. New endpapers. Description: Thick 8vo in full-leather; raised bands on spine; lightly tooled accents on spine and covers. General and NT titles present and dated 1833. Additional Reference: Order of Books; Preface signed by N. W., New Haven, 1833; and Introduction (which lists principal alterations) precede text. Has references in center column. Copyright 1833, by Noah Webster, Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co. Preface has note: "The copy used by the compositors was the quarto Bible, prepared by the late Isaac Collins, of New York." See 1791, No 31. The error in i Tim 4:16 is reproduced. Also published in 2 or 3 vols. Noah Webster (1758-1843), compiler of Webster's Dictionary and a Congregational layman, undertook a revision of the English Bible. As early as 1784, in his Grammar, he had pointed out an error in Mt 23:24. In 1822 he consulted Professor Moses Stuart at Andover and a group of scholars about revision. In 1831 he sent out a manuscript circular asking about its desirability. Only James Milnor, then one of the secretaries of the American Bible Society, seems to have replied (Jan 30, 1832) and that discouragingly. In his interesting preface Webster points out that changes have taken place in the language in the past 200 years so that some words "are not understood by common readers, who have no access to commentaries, and who will always compose a. Codice libro della libreria 521
Descrizione libro: John Field, Cambridge, 1660. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 1660 Bible, King James Version, 3 vols. Printed by John Field. Illustrated with chorographical sculps by J. Ogilby. Engraved frontis and title page. Full-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. ; THREE VOLS.; gilt decorative borders on covers; gilt page edges; gilt spines; vols. 1 & 2 are the Old Testament and vol. 3 is the New Testament; HAVE BEEN given NEW SPINES and endpapers; tooled spines; new spines are integrated well with the rest of the Books. Gilt cover edges and inside cover edges. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontis. and title in volume one. Pages generally CLEAN. Family Record information affixed to endpapers in volume one. Illustrated with chorographical sculps by J. Ogilby. Dedication to King James, Translators' to the reader, and order of Books are preliminary matter. Vols. 2 & 3 begin with sculps with small text information at bottom of page, serving as a title page; red line borders on pages. Herbert #668, Variant (3 vols instead of 2). Codice libro della libreria 506
Descrizione libro: Samuel Mather AMU, 1777. Manuscript. Condizione libro: Good. 1777 Samuel Mather Autograph Manuscript Unsigned. 20pp / 6000 word autograph manuscript sermon by the famous Rev. Samuel Mather, son of Cotton Mather. Autograph Manuscript Sermon by Samuel Mather on the Union between Jesus Christ and the Saints, Boston, circa 1777. 10 leaves. Provenance and History included in sleeve. Very good, somewhat toned. 6.25" x 3.75". Codice libro della libreria 701
Descrizione libro: R. Jugge, London, 1572. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Good. 2ND EDITION. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 1572 Bible, Bishops' Version: "The Holie Bible." Scarce 2nd folio ed, called Leda Bible from Hebrews' initial cap (shows Jupiter by Leda as swan - printer re-used initials from Ovid's Metamorphosis. Early dark brown reversed calf; some wear to extremities & corners. Corners refurbished; rebacked. Facsimile title; depicts Queen Elizabeth. Minor waterstains to foremargin of 1st 30 or so leaves; some to top margin throughout. VGC full pg woodcut on xlv (OT). Corner of S5, Rrr7 small loss; affects leaf number. Minor softening to Kkk6-Lll2, Rrr7, Ttt2-4, Ttt6, Vvv6-7, Xxxx1, Yyy7, &&&2, &&&5, Aaaa2-8, Gggg4, and Jjjj6-Kkkk3 in OT; few letters' loss, some whole words. Horizontal tear on Vvv7 repaired (by paper scraps). Few leaves with paper repair tears. Occasional marginal effects to text. Few wormholes at rear. (2), cclxx, ii-clxxxix (actually Cxc), title page to Apocrypha, ii-cv, table, NT title, ii-cxxxviii, 2 leaves. Missing all pre-Genesis preliminaries. Missing title to pts 2 & 3, & Q8 of NT. S1-4 in calligraphy. Nearly complete main text. Uncertain order of preliminary leaves. More details on leaves and cuts housed inside Bible. General title mounted. Codice libro della libreria 391
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