Family Bible 1817 Matthew Carey large leather book original early binding illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old testament, New Testament, Bible, Apocrypha, American Bibles]
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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by the Special Command of His Majesty James I of England. With Marginal Notes and References. To Which are Added an Index: An Alphabetical Table of All the Names in the Old and New Testaments, With Their Significations: Tables of Scripture Weights, Measures, and Coins. Embellished with Eleven Maps and Historical Engravings.
Published 1817, Philadelphia by M. Carey & Son.
1075 pages. Full page wood engraved plates, maps, family genealogy section in middle for William Deliker (1787-1825) and Mary Graves (1786- 1866), married Jan. 4th, 1816. William died young at age 38.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering on contrasting red morocco title label.
Large early 19th century American Family Bible, thick large quarto format with illustrations by the important firm of Matthew Carey & Son (Irish immigrants).
Binding well worn from family useage. Covers scratched and scuffed, spine worn and ends chipped. Slightly shaken contents, several leaves loose, paper well age toned and spotted.
A well worn early 19th century American household bible that displays a fine visual appeal and unique age patina.
Book measures: 11" H X 9" W.