Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) Brown, John; editor. The Self-Interpreting Bible. Folding map, 19 plates. [500], [550] pages. 2 volumes. Folio, contemporary calf, rebacked with portion of original backstrips laid down, moderate wear; leaves b1-2 misbound after c2; minor dampstaining, intermittent minor foxing, repairs to map, 3 plates, and 5 text leaves, lacking leaf G2 in Apocrypha; with the 8-page subscriber list at end (often lacking); manuscript Cahoon family register on one blank leaf facing New Testament title page, John Howell bookplate on first front pastedown. New York: Hodge and Campbell, [1790]-1792

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first american edition. The first Bible printed in New York, issued in 40 parts over two years. Although issued as the posthumous work of a Scottish editor, the plates were American and it was promoted with patriotic fervor. The frontispiece features the New York seal and allegorical figures of religion, liberty, and America holding the Constitution and the Bible. Evans 22348, 23181, 24099; Hills 37; Wright, pages 102-9.