Rare Bible copyright 1874 by Charles H. Yost of Philadelphia; bound in leather with gilt tooling and brass clasps; three names written on front free end-paper: James W Bell, James Floyd Bell, and John W Bell, along with the date 1885; research indicates this Bible possibly belonged to the Bell family, farmers residing in Robinson Twp, a far suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa, in the late 1800s; heavy text block solid considering age and heft; brass clasps clean and tight; leather boards show rubbing (see photo); 1-inch splits along joint at head and heel of spine; head of spine shows rubbing and some chipping; Gustave Dore woodcuts still crisp with most tissue protectors intact; all edges gilt; international orders require extra shipping charges mbr bl bx. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New ...
Publisher: Charles H. Yost, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1874
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1857. Full-Leather. Condition: Very Good. , , 580-768, 22, 41 pages : 12 inches tall; plates n.d., but agrees with the Collins printing for Lippincott of 1857.perhaps published a bit later than 1857, not too much later though; Unusually strong copy, front hinge starting at bottom, rest uncracked, unsplit, small chips t/b spine leather, full ornate gilt leather showing one scuff on front cover, a few edge scuffs, ornate (copper?) fasteners bolted and tight, else bright, supple and vg/f,gilt edge pages have a few dog ears, slight migration to edges of first and last few pages, trivial, else unmarked. Eng illus, frontis and false title page. Remarkable example of one of the Lippincott pantheon of Bibles they produced in the 1850-60 era, desirable with the Apocrypha, a concordance, the Psalms of David in metre, an index, tables, et al. Price reflects additional postage, ships a bit over 8 pounds. Seller Inventory # 000307
Book Description Philadelphia, Rice & Hicks, no date (ca. 1880)., 1880. 4to. VIII, 104, 13, 16, 576, 104, 24, (577)-768, 41, 22pp. With text- and full-page (by Doré) illustrations, 2 chromlithogr. plates Orig. panelled full calf, richly gilt, with 2 brass clasps, a.e.g. Spine rebacked, endpapers renewed. Some occasional underlinings. Otherwise a very good copy in an attractive binding. Seller Inventory # 40237AB