RARE Antique 1868 Civil War Era American FAMILY HOLY BIBLE Leather Binding NY MN
For sale is a copy of RARE! Large sized full leather cover antique Civil War era American FAMILY HOLY BIBLE in Great antique condition. It is printed in the year 1868 by the American Bible Society located in New York. The signature at the front indicates that the Bible's first owner is Sevilla Friend who lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the time. The Bible is large in dimension, 10.5" by 8" for the cover size, more than 3 thick. There are two large hand colored foldout maps (see photos) and many more full page steel plate engravings throughout the copy.
The front and back cover are both full leather and in good antique condition. The side binding is tight and has no cracks and no losses on spine!!! Age related sign of rubbing is to be expected. All pages appear to be complete. There are age related foxing, yellowing, staining commensurate with age, but relatively clean and without damage from water or dampness.
Please check all photos for detailed condition. All in all, this is a rare well-preserved large family size post 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 of various old ages). 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.
- Binding: Leather
- Place of Publication: New York
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: Collector's Edition, 1st Edition, Limited Edition, Illustrated, Large Print
- Region: North America
- Publisher: American Bible Society
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Topic: Christianity, Bibles
- Subject: Religion & Spirituality
- Modified Item: No
- Year Printed: 1868
- Original/Facsimile: Original