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  PRE-1820 – ORDERED BY DATE
        

First Complete Bible Printed in the NEW WORLD
in a European Language
   An Imperfect Copy (Priced Accordingly!)Still Treasurable!
Bible.  German. 1743. Luther. [Biblia, das ist: Die Heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments, nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, mit jedes Capitels kurzen Summarien, auch beygefügten vielen und richtigen Parllelen {sic}. Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Saur, 1743]. 4to (26.3 cm, 10.375"). [2] ff. (supplied in facsimile), 995, [1 (blank)], 277, [1] pp., [1] f.
$6000.00
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A Distinguished Provenance, an Interesting Format,
& Just a Bit of Contemporary Marginalia
Bible. German. 1766. Luther.  Biblia, das ist: Die gantze Heil. Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments. Halle: Waysenhaus, 1766. 4to (22.2 cm; 8.75"). 10, [2], 1079, [1], 308, [4] pp.
$7750.00
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The “Gun Wad” BibleThe First Bible Printed
fromType Cast in America
Bible.  German. 1776.  Luther.  Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Göttliche heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments. Germantown: Gecruckt und zu finden bey Christoph Saur, 1776. 4to. 2 pts. in 1 vol. [2] ff., 992 pp,; 277, [1] pp., [1] f.
[SOLD]
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I. THOMAS'ILLUSTRATED TALL FOLIO TESTAMENT of 1791
Bible.  New Testament.  English.  1791.  Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).  The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by the special command of King James I, of England. United States of America, [i.e., Worcester, Mass.]: Pr. at the press in Worcester, Massachusetts, by Isaiah Thomas, 1791. Folio extra (400 mm; 16"). New Testament ONLY. [1] f., pp. [789]–1012; 19 plts.
$3250.00
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It Is Hoped, thePSALMS Will Be Freed From All Objections”
Bible.  O.T. Psalms. English. Episcopal Church. 1795.  The psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. With the order for morning and evening prayer daily throughout the year. New-London [Conn.]: Printed by Thomas C. Green, on the Parade, 1795. 12mo (15.6 cm; 6.125"). [83] ff.
$250.00
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American 18th-CenturyIllustrated Lectern Bible
Bible.  English. 1796. Authorized (i.e., King James Version).   The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments...and the Apocrypha. Philadelphia: Pr. by Jacob R. Berriman for Berriman & Co., 1796. Folio (42.2 cm, 16.7"). [748] pp. (2 final ff. of back matter lacking); 18 plts.
$3500.00
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Campbell’s GOSPELS in theirFirst! American Edition
Bible.  N.T. Gospels. English. 1796. Campbell. The four Gospels, translated from the Greek. With preliminary dissertations, and notes critical and explanatory. By George Campbell. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1796. 4to (27.7 cm, 10.9"). vii, xvi, 488, 196 pp., [8] ff.
$3000.00
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Pr. by A. Bartram”Philadelphia, 1799
Bible.  N.T. Gospels. English. 1799. Campbell.  The four gospels, translated from the Greek. Philadelphia: Pr. by A. Bartram, 1799. 4to. viii, xvi, 488 pp.; 196, [8] pp.
$1450.00

The First Illustrated Catholic Bible Printed inAMERICA
Bible.  English. 1805. Douai.  The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgat ... The Old Testament first published by the English College at Doway, A.D. 1609, and the New Testament first published at the English College at Rhemes, A.D. 1582 ... Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1805. 4to (28 cm, 11"). [3] ff., 772 pp. ; 214 pp., [6] ff., 3 maps (2 fold.), 10 engr. plts.
[SOLD]
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GermanBible Printing Moves West
Bible. German. 1805. Luther.  Biblia, das ist: die ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutchen uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers. Reading: Gedruckt und zu finden bey Gottlob Jungmann, 1805. 4to. 2 vols. in 1. [34] ff., 1008 pp., [1] f., 277, [1] pp., [1] f., (family register excised).
$1175.00
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First Stereotyped Bible Printed in America
Bible. English. 1812. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. Philadelphia: Stereotyped for the Bible Society at Philadelphia, by T. Rutt, Shacklewell, London, [and pr. by William Fry], 1812. 12mo (17.9 cm, 7"). 456, 459–78, 481–633, [1] pp., [1] f., 191, [1] pp.
$500.00
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A Philadelphia KJV w/ Scott’s Commentary
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., King James version). 1814. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with copious marginal references; also, the introductions to all the books and chapters in the Bible, with the general preface, as affixed to the commentary of Thomas Scott, D.D. Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1814. 2 vols. in 1. 4to (24.1 cm, 9.5"). [441], [160] ff.
$300.00

ABS, 1819
Bible.  English. 1819. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”). The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments...stereotype [7th] edition. New York: American Bible Society (stereotyped by E. & J. White; pr. by D. Fanshaw), 1819. 8vo (24.2 cm, 9.5"). 705, [1], 215 (lacking 1/2), [1 (blank)] pp.
$600.00

An Ambitious Printing Project by aYoung Ambitious Printer
Bible.   German. 1819. Luther.  Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Uebersetzung von Doctor Martin Luther. Lancaster, Pa.: Johann Bär, 1819. Folio (39.5 cm, 15.5"). Frontis., [5] ff., 100, 12 pp., [2] ff., 738, 26 pp.; [2 (blank)] ff.; 227, [1], 92 pp. Lacks plate before the N.T.
$425.00
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Early American Mennonite (Hymnal) Psalter
Bible. O.T. Psalms. German. 1820.  Die kleine geistliche Harfe der kinder Zions, oder auserlesene geistreiche Gesänge. Germantaun: Gedruckt bey Michael Billmeyer, 1820. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.8"). Frontis., [4], 39, [1], 412, [20], 20 pp. (21/22 lacking).
$175.00
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