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The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha.with Canne's marginal notes and references.

Bible. English. 1841. Authorized (i.e., "King James Version").

Published by H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1841
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One of the Phinneys' series of stereotyped quarto Bibles, of which 138 editions were published between August 1822 and winter 1848. The Phinney brothers, Henry and Elihu, carried on the business their father, Elihu Phinney, had started in 1795; the elder Phinney had established a press, bookshop, and newspaper after resettling in Cooperstown from Connecticut. James Fenimore Cooper, a delegate to the 1816 convention that formed the American Bible Society, learned to set type in his shop ? for fun (Hills, 69). The younger Phinneys, however, were not to be restricted to one shop: They sold their stock (which consisted of their own publications together with books brought in from Philadelphia and New York) from large travelling wagons and established a "bookboat" on the Erie Canal that enabled them to reach a larger portion of western New York. This edition has the Apocrypha added and 11 woodcut plates in total; the New Testament has a separate title-page. The family record leaves here are mostly unused, but bear a few names with dates from 1845 through 1899. Provenance: Front pastedown with small bookplate of 20th-century collector Michael Zinman. 4to (28.7 cm, 11.3"). Frontis., 576, [4], 99, [3], 579?768 pp.; 10 plts. Hills, English Bible in America, 1100. Binding. see: Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks, 126. Contemporary goat, embossed in arabesque patterns over a diapered background with central diamond-shaped medallion, spine with gilt-stamped leather title label and compartments gilt extra; worn and abraded with portion of front cover faded, leather rubbed over joints and extremities, spine leather cracking. Hinges tender. Front free endpaper lacking, frontispiece recto used for pencilled list of names, one plate with inked notation on verso and another with pencilled ones. One other plate with pencilled notes in margins, and pencil and ink markings throughout text. Some leaves browned. Bookseller Inventory # 7995

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Title: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New ...

Publisher: H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1841

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