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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 by  Compiler  MICHAEL - ONE OF 100 COPIES - 1993 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: CBJ1767)

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

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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

by (LEAF BOOK - BIBLES, AMERICAN PRINTINGS). ZINMAN, MICHAEL, Compiler

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Ardsley, New York: Haydn Foundation for the Cultural Arts, 1993. ONE OF 100 COPIES. 580 x 380 mm. (22 3/4 x 15"). Four volumes. Collected, described, and with a preface by Michael Zinman; introduction by Mark Noll. Leaves archivally as well as very attractively matted and housed in four fine hard-shell folding linen portfolios, each with a red morocco label. Prospectus laid in at front of volume I. In mint condition. This is a beautifully presented collection of 38 leaves taken from (incomplete copies of) the most significant editions of the Scriptures printed in the present geographical United States, 1663-1878. The four portfolios contain leaves from eight Bibles in the languages of the native peoples of America, 10 Bibles in English of the 18th and then 10 of the 19th centuries, and 10 Bibles in other languages. Each Bible represented has an important place in the printing and cultural history of America. In addition to Eliot's first Indian Bible in 1663 and to Bibles in Chippewa, Mohawk, Hawaiian, Cherokee, Dakota, and Choctaw, the portfolios contain leaves from the first American Bibles in English, German, French, Spanish, and Hebrew, the first American New Testaments in Greek, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish, the first illustrated American Bible, the first printed on American paper and with American-made type, the first Confederate Bible, the first Bible translated by a woman, the first Bible printed for the blind in America, and more. The informative introductory essay, bibliographical descriptions, and commentaries are printed on separate sheets (partly to facilitate display).

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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
CBJ1767
Title
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
Author
(LEAF BOOK - BIBLES, AMERICAN PRINTINGS). ZINMAN, MICHAEL, Compiler
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
ONE OF 100 COPIES
Publisher
Haydn Foundation for the Cultural Arts
Place of Publication
Ardsley, New York
Date published
1993
Keywords
Americana
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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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