ANTIQUE 1856 MINIATURE HOLY BIBLE from ORIGINAL GREEK
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-18)
Price : US $16.50
This antique 1856 miniature Holy Bible is : ' The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Translated Out of The Original Greek.' It was published by: ' New York : American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year 1816 '.......Dated ' 1856 ' There is a pledge card attached to inside front cover, which is also dated Boston..1856, with the original owner's name signed as : ' Hannah E. Lewis.' Hannah took the pledge 'That I Will Not Taste of anything that can INTOXICATE, excepting when prescribed by a physician, from this time to the close of life'...It further states in part : 'no drunkard shall inherit the kingdom of God...........Presented for the Marine T.A. Society by Phineas Stowe, First Baptist Mariner's Church. Residence 8 Baldwin Place, Boston....P. Stowe, Pres...J. Freeman, Jr., Sec.' This little Holy Book measures 3' x 4 3/4' and has 306 pages. It is in very good condition, with all pages tightly bound to spine and having no creases, soiling or tears. The pages are off-white in color, with no browning. The only pages affected by foxing/age spot discoloration are the front and back flyleaf pages & pastedowns. Hinges have no separation and the embossed fabric coverboards look remarkable, with no wear/tear except for a little white chip at edge of back cover. Very nice antique book.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-18)
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