For sale is a copy of full leather cover family copy of antique American HOLY BIBLE in excellent binding condition. It is printed in the year of 1857 by the American Bible Society in New York. Many hand written notes on the family record page indicates that the book originally belonged to Barney and Emeline Bort when they got married in 1860. All of their children's birth records are carefully recorded as well.
The Copy measures 9" by 7.5" for the cover size, more than 2 thick. The bible is in great antique condition. The front and back cover are both original tooled leather with beautiful flora decoration and in good shape.The leather cover is tight where the covers meet the spine. Some cracks may exist at the surface layer, but covers are well attached with binding strings and paper.
Such an excellent preservation state is rare to find for bibles of this age. All pages are complete and tight. There are some foxing, yellowing, and water stain in this copy commensurate with age. Other common age related signs of rubbing are present. Please check all photos for detailed condition.
All in all, this is a rare well preserved pre Civil war era American religious text ready to be added to your antique bible collection. Feel free to check out my other antique and collectible listings (many more antique Christian texts and prints). This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "marblemill" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.