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Sampson, Ezra.  Beauties of the Bible. Being a selection from the Old and New Testaments, with various remarks and brief dissertations, designed for the use of Christians in general; and particularly for the use of schools, and for the improvement of youth. Hudson: Wm.E. Norman, 1812. viii, [1], 14–334, [2] pp.
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Biblical excerpts meant for juveniles with a patriotic bent and occasional remarks, here in a later edition after the first of 1800. One chapter even calls Nehemiah the "Washington of the Jews"!
        A previous owner has tucked in a neatly crafted engraving of two women relaxing in a forest with a man defending them from two wild beasts.

Shaw & Shoemaker 26689. 19th-century tree calf, spine with gilt rules and red leather label, rubbed, offsetting to first/last few leaves from binding (as usual); moderate age-toning, some foxing, with the occasional spot, inked number on title-page and one leaf of text, three short marginal tears, one short trimmed leaf/marginal paper loss, and two small marginal holes. 20th-century bookplate of H. Russell Enfield, of Lansingburgh, NY.  (37253)   Please RESHELVE This.


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