Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 32

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. 2 maps, 16 plates. 748 [of 752] pages. Folio, contemporary calf, moderate wear, joints starting; moderate foxing, minor dampstaining, 7 leaves defective or with long closed tears, lacking final 2 leaves and rear free endpaper; partial early gift label on backstrip reading "Deborah Morris to," early gift inscription on title page, library markings of the Crozer Theological Seminary including bookplate on front pastedown, catalog number on backstrip, and embossed stamps on title and final pages. 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. Not usually seen with a full complement of plates. Among the engravers represented are Alexander Anderson (two maps of the Holy Land, and a view of Solomon's Temple) and Amos Doolittle. Doolittle's "Triumph of David after having slain the Giant Golioth the great Champion of the philistine Army" (illustrated) might be considered an apt subject for the famous engraver of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Evans 30065; Hills 53.