[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised
[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised
[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised
[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised
[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised

[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised

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[Bible]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. New-York: American Bible Society, 1827. Stereotyped by D. & G. Bruce; D. Fanshaw, Printer.

Sometime rebacked, original backstrip relaid, blind panels to covers, original black calf spine label present. Includes a separate title page for the New Testament. 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 836 pp., tight. 1829 manuscript bookplate, "Mary Kingsbury's Bible - Given her by her Grandmother Kinsbury, D. 1829." Several newspaper clippings laid in. Very good. Full calf.  [4792] 

"David Bruce emigrated from Scotland to America in 1770, and pursued his trade as a printer. In 1804 he and his brother established the printing firm D. & G. Bruce in New York. In 1812 David Bruce went to England and there learned what he could of the stereotyping process. On his return he introduced a number of improvements in the process, which soon came into wide use in America." - see Hills 279.

This printing has "101st Edition" on the contents page, and is not in Hills, but matches the earlier Hills 377 printed in 1819. "Minion Duodecimo. Verso to title page has Order of Books. Tables at end of OT."

Daniel Fanshaw (1788-1860), is best known as the printer for the American Tract Society in New York from 1825-1846. He obtained a ten-year contract with the American Bible Society in 1817, which was twice renewed. "In 1826 he put into the Bible House on Nassau Street the first power presses ever used in a book office in New York and soon acquired nine more. His contract was not renewed in 1844, partly due to his refusal ot put in larger presses. His printing business then shrank but he had invested in real estate uptown and at his death in 1860 was reputed to be a millionaire. Among his eccentricities were his refusal to wear an overcoat and an item in his will that would disinherit his son should he ever use tobacco." - see Hills 332.