Thomas, Elias (1710-1779) Family Bible. The Holy Bible. [Amsterdam?]: Printed in the year, 1715. Folio, bound with The Book of Common Prayer, and the New Testament, authorized version, with the Geneva notes, printed abroad, likely in Amsterdam (maps bear Visscher's Amsterdam imprint), illustrated with seven engraved maps (including a world map by Moxon), and twenty-two full-page plates, each with eight small individual engravings arranged in a grid; rare, ESTC lists six U.S. copies; bound in full contemporary Dutch diced russia, dated ownership attribution tooled on front board: Narias Vaughan, 1750; brass corner-pieces and catches, lacking clasps, rebacked; housed in a custom morocco box, tooled in gilt, 15 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
BoCP: A-G6, H4; OT: *6, **8, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Mmm6, Nnn-Ooo4, [pi]1, (A)-(N)6, (O)2; NT: a-v6, x4; Psalms: A-D6, E4.
Darlow & Moule, 936; http://estc.bl.uk/T82272.
Ex libris Boston sailmaker Elias Thomas, with family notes in his hand, including his marriage to Hannah in 1735, the birth of eight children, and the death of three. Thomas also records that he purchased this Bible for 30 pounds old tender.
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