The Columbian family and pulpit Bible; being a corrected and improved American edition of the popular English Family Bible; with concise notes and annotations, theological, historical, chronological, critical, practical, moral, and explanatory...

Boston: Joseph Teal, printed by J.H.A. Frost, 1822. First American edition, large folio, text in double column, unpaginated, 4 p.l., [604] leaves; A-Z-2 in 12 alphabets, A13-1-B13-2; 2 engraved frontispieces and an engraved title page (these rather waterstained in the margins), plus 34 engraved plates, 3 engraved maps, 1 engaved folding register, by Chorley, T. Kelly, Gregory, John Van Ness Throop, O.H. Throop, and A. Bowen, after Shepperson, W. M. Craig, H. Williamson, Raphael, B. West, Monsiau, and Vandyk; good, sound copy or better in contemporary full mottled calf, red morocco lettering piece on gilt-decorated spine. Originally issued in 139 numbers. "From Poole, Brown, [et al.] ... with numerous additions ... from ... Michaelis, Lowth [et al.] ... containing also ... readings, from the most ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, and the most celebrated versions of Scripture; also, sundry corrections and improvements, of our excellent English version ... also, an illustrative argument prefixed to each sacred book or epistle ... together with a valuable appendix." Hills, English Bible in America, 434: "This Bible was issued in numbers and had more than 3,000 subscribers. The Rev. Jonathan Homer, D.D. of Newtown, Mass. revised some of the notes and enlarged others American Imprints, 8011. Item #38102

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