Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 1,105
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
THE FIRST "HOT PRESS" BIBLE IN AMERICA (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. 2 volumes. Large folio (16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches), early mottled calf, moderate wear, Volume I rejointed, Volume II joints splitting; lacks frontispiece plate, offsetting to title page, minimal foxing. With subscriber leaf. Philadelphia: Thompson & Small, "from the hot press of John Thompson," [1796]-1798

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first hot-press edition of the bible printed in america, famous for its clarity of printing. The ink and type were heated and then seared onto the page. This edition also of note as one of the largest Bibles printed in America in its time, issued in 40 parts over two years. Names on the subscriber leaf include Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, and "Thos. Jefferson, V.P.U.S." "A beautiful edition, and very well printed"--Sabin 5182. Evans 30066, 31808, and 33408; Hills 62.