Apr 13, 2023 - Sale 2633

Sale 2633 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(BIBLE--NEW TESTAMENT.) The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, New Haven printing. [336] pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, moderate wear, rebacked in period style; moderate dampstaining and wear, lacking leaves M5-8 (last half of 1 Timothy, and all of 2 Timothy and Titus); 8 pages of family records and inscriptions on endpapers. New Haven, CT: Edward O'Brien, 1797

Additional Details

O'Brien issued 336-page New Testaments in 1796 (as Tiebout & O'Brien), 1797, and 1798. His monogram appears here on the title page. This volume is inscribed with family records including the 1798 marriage of Silas Ellsworth (1775-1855) and Mary Peck of Dutchess County, NY, and the births of their children through 1824.

Evans 31818; Hills 60. Only 3 or 4 copies of each O'Brien edition in ESTC, and none of any O'Brien edition traced at auction.