11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Bible, English, Selections. A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Bible, English, Selections. A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible. Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1788.
12mo in signatures of six, with the woodcut frontispiece of Adam and Eve facing the title, lacking the final leaf, M4, 143/144, otherwise complete, all third leaves signed as second throughout, stab sewn and preserved in its original limp fabric binding, protected with a contemporary paper cover, somewhat fragmentary at the foot of the spine, exposing the underlying binding, manuscript waste paper pastedowns, the text printed with dozens of woodcuts throughout, contents somewhat toned, but in period and unsophisticated condition.
The Hieroglyphick Bible is one of the earliest American children's books.
Estimate $3,000-4,000


Massachusetts, Adam and Eve, Adam