The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments ... Stereotypeed by B. and J. Collins

Boston: R. P. and C. Williams, stereotyped by B. & J. Collins, 1818. Small 12mo (approx. 5¾" x 3½"), engraved frontispiece, sectional title page for the N.T.; contemporary full sheep, gilt borders on covers enclosing a central gilt panel, gilt-decorated spine with 2 morocco labels and fillets also with gilt decorations (the bottom one with an early owner's name in gilt: "Chloe Holt's"), board edges gilt, edges stained yellow, marbled endpapers; some toning of the text, but in all a very good, sound copy in a nice early fine American binding. "This seems to be an erroneous date as it is too early for a Collins stereotyped edition" (Hills). This is evidently born out in an inscription on the first flyleaf by Chloe Holt dated "Townsend, Sept. 18, 1824." Hills, Bible in America 239 ("not located"). Item #45954

Price: $1,750.00

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