Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The English Version of the Polyglott Bible. 2 frontispieces and 2 illustrated additional title pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, minor wear; moderate foxing, 2 leaves detached; erased early owner's inscription on flyleaf. Philadelphia: Edward C. Mielke [Meilke], 1832

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A polyglot bible in English is an oxymoron. This frequently reprinted production took the English text from a real 1822 polyglot, and left behind the other seven languages. Hills 753 suggests that it was somewhere on the spectrum between a gimmick and a scam. This second edition includes the additional title pages from the 1831 first edition. Hills 790.