Lot 114 of 457:
A leaf from a copy of The first American Bible  

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The first American Bible; a leaf from a copy of the Bible translated into the Indian language by John Eliot and printed at Cambridge in New England in the year 1663

Winship, George Parker


Merrymount Press/ Goodspeed



20 pp. With an original leaf of the 1663 Eliot Bible. (8vo) bound in brown cloth decorated in gilt, gilt-lettered spine. One of 157 copies printed for Charles E. Goodspeed and Company.

The leaf present being John 6. Winship's essay recounts the translation and printing of the first complete Bible printed in America.


Lot Amendments

Just a bit of rubbing to board edges; toning to rear endpapers; original leaf with toning and minuscule chip to bottom corner; Near Fine.

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