Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(BIBLE.) Michael Zinman, compiler. The American Bible: Original Leaves from Rare and Historic Bibles Printed in the Colonies and the United States during the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. 38 Bible leaves, each hinged to mat, with [31] accompanying text leaves. Folio, 22 x 14 inches, contents loose in 4 cloth folding cases with gilt morocco labels as issued; in original condition; #47 of 100. Ardsley, NY: Haydn Foundation for the Cultural Arts, 1993

Additional Details

First edition, limited to 100 numbered sets. Includes leaves from the 1663 Eliot Bible in Massachusett, the first in any language printed in America (pictured), and from editions in other indigenous languages; the 1782 Aitken Bible, the first complete English-language Bible printed in America; from the first complete Bibles in German, French, Hebrew, and Spanish, and the first New Testaments in Greek, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish printed in America; and from various noteworthy English-language editions. Includes a preface by the compiler, and an introductory essay, "The Bible and American Culture," by Mark A. Noll.