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About this Item: Kimber and Sharpless [1823], Philadelphia, 1823. Large, thick quarto Bible. "Kimber and Sharpless Stereotype Edition," stated on title-page. No date stated. O'Callaghan says that, "The first edition of this Bible was printed in 1823. The stereotype plates of the Old Testament were cast by Elihu White of New York; those of the New, by B. & J. Collins. Kimber and Sharpless continued the publication of large and numerous editions until 1844, when they sold the plates to Jasper Harding." Contents include general title-page, a note to the reader, order of books, contents of the Old and New Testaments, Old Testament, New Testament title-page, New Testament, Index and Tables, Psalms of David, and "A Brief Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments." by John Brown. With two frontispieces and 8 additional full-page historical engravings. Provenance: Late 20th century bookplate of Michael Zinman on front pastedown. Ownership inscription (dated 1889) on blank side of first frontispiece. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.5"). [2 (blank)], frontis., [2 (1 blank)], 3-4, 6, 5-570, frontis., [2], 573-748, 749-770, 18, 54, [2 (blank)] pp.; 10 plts. (including 2 frontispieces and 8 full-page engravings). Hills 460; O'Callaghan 161-162; Shaw & Shoemaker 11824. Contemporary sheep with four raised bands, accented in gilt, and forming compartments. The second compartment bears a red morocco label and "Holy Bible" stamped on it in gilt. Binding a bit rubbed, front joint opening a bit (about 1") at top. Foxed, as expectable. Long tear to pp. 401-402, without loss of text but definitely affecting it. Evidence of two leaves (of family records?) between the Old and New Testaments having been torn out. Most of the pages of John Brown's Concordance are waterstained in margins. Red silk bookmark, laid in. Complete. Seller Inventory # 4731

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