Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 3,360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Literally from the Original Tongues. Large 8vo, publisher's cloth gilt, minor wear, front joint just starting; inscribed on flyleaf from the translator to Miss Spencer, 1878. 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, a Connecticut suffragist in her eighties, 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. No copies seen at auction since 1988. with--Newcomb. How to be a Lady: A Book for Girls. Boston, 1850.