Antique Holy Bible Book - Pocket Bible - 1854 - Leather covers. The title page says, "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised". Published in 1854 by American Bible Society in New York. Due to this Bible's publishing date and small size, this book was probably carried by a soldier during the American Civil War, although there is no writing in the book to identify it to the original owner. The edges of the pages are gilt in gold color.
There is a green piece of felt included in the back of the book. The back cover has a flap which extends over the sides of the pages, and was meant to tuck into a leather strap on the front cover to close the book and protect it - The flap is intact, but the leather strap on the front cover is torn off and missing. 4 1/2" Tall x 3" Wide x 1 3/4 Thick. Some light scratches, scuffs, dust & tiny discoloration spots on the covers.
Some light surface wear to the leather covers, mainly around the edges and on the corners. Binding is strong & intact - no pages seem to be loose or missing.
No visible writing in the book. A few tiny margin tears. Some light discoloration spots/browning/foxing on the pages from age.
The item "Holy Bible Pocket Antique Book 1854 American Bible Society New York Civil War O" is in sale since Friday, November 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "valeries_trunk" and is located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.