Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. 2 maps, 16 plates, and one engraved table. [844] pages. Folio, contemporary calf, worn, boards detached, owner Isaac Vredenburgh's gilt nameplate on backstrip; lacking free endpapers, intermittent foxing and toning, minor wear to last few leaves. Laid in are 3 leaves of family records of Isaac Vredenburgh (1741-1831) of New Jersey and his children, dated 1767-1858. Philadelphia: Berriman & Co., 1796

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"Valued by collectors, as its illustrations give excellent examples of the work done by several American engravers of that time"--Wright page 325. Among the engravers represented are Alexander Anderson (two maps of the Holy Land, and a view of Solomon's Temple) and Amos Doolittle (Triumph of David, and Judas Maccabeus defeating the Samarian army). Evans 30065; Hills 53. While several copies have appeared at auction, this is the only one we have traced with a complete complement of plates and text leaves.