Ropes. The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible
Ropes. The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible

Ropes. The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible

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Ropes, Miss Mary Emily. The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible. New York: American Tract Society, 1892. New Edition. [8379]

Blue cloth with black titles, 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, the binding is sturdy but edge-worn with some stains. 1901 gift inscription on the ffep. 166 clean pp. with frontis & additional plates/text illustrations. Good. Hardcover.

First published in 1882.

The story of Mary Jones (1784-1864), who, as a fifteen-year-old Welsh girl, at a time when Bibles in the Welsh language were scarce, walked twenty-six miles to buy a copy from the Rev. Thomas Charles, who used her story to petition the Religious Tract Society to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society to supply Bibles to Wales. It is said that she purchased three copies, and two survive; one at the Cambridge University Library and the other at the National Library of Wales.