Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Literally from the Original Tongues. [2], 892, 276 pages. Large 8vo, publisher's cloth gilt, two chips to backstrip, otherwise minor wear; no wear or foxing to text block; inked library stamp on verso of title page, no other library stamps. Hartford, 1876

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the first translation of the entire bible by a woman. This scrupulously literal translation was undertaken by Julia Evelina Smith (1792-1886), a suffragist from Glastonbury, CT, and appears with her lively introduction. "As a result of the use of the same English word for the same Hebrew or Greek word, the English of this translation is quite unnatural. The work was published at Miss Smith's own expense"--Hills 1918.