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Winship, George Parker (1871-1952) The First American Bible , Four Leaves from the Eliot Indian Bible.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
413
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Winship, George Parker (1871-1952) The First American Bible, Four Leaves from the Eliot Indian Bible. Boston: by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press for Charles Goodspeed & Co., 1929. One of 157 copies printed, normally containing one leaf only, this copy contains four leaves from the first edition of the Bible, printed in Cambridge in 1663, with Winship's essay, in publisher's dark brown cloth, tooled in gold, consisting of the first and second leaves of the book of John, Aa1 and Aa2, and two leaves from chapters nine and ten from Judges, Hh2 and Hh3; 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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George Parker, Bible, Christianity, Eliot Indian Bible, Literature, Merrymount, Merrymount Press, Religion, Cambridge

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