Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 3,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(BIBLE.) Zinman, Michael; compiler. The American Bible: Original Leaves from Rare and Historic Bibles Printed in the Colonies and the United States during the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. 38 Bible leaves, each hinged to mat, with accompanying explanatory material. Folio, 22 x 14 inches, contents loose in 4 cloth folding cases as issued. Ardsley, NY, 1993

Additional Details

first edition, limited to 100 numbered sets. Includes leaves from the 1663 Eliot Bible in Massachusett, the first in any language printed in America (pictured), and from editions in other indigenous languages; from the first complete Bibles in English, German, French, Hebrew, and Spanish, and the first New Testaments in Greek, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish printed in America; and from various noteworthy English-language editions.