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Details about  1812 HOLY BIBLE American 1ST STEREOTYPED EDITION Leather ANTIQUE

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1812 HOLY BIBLE American 1ST STEREOTYPED EDITION Leather ANTIQUE
1812-HOLY-BIBLE-American-1ST-STEREOTYPED-EDITION-Leather-ANTIQUE
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Mifflinville, Pennsylvania, United States

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251561611490
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Item specifics

Binding:

Leather

Special Attributes:

Signed

Subject:

Religion & Spirituality

Origin:

American

Topic:

Christianity, Bibles

Year Printed:

1812

 

DESCRIPTION:

I know nothing about old books rare or otherwise. There is another seller selling the exact same book so I got the info for the description from that listing. "The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotype Edition. This is an extremely rare copy of the first stereotyped Bible printed in the United States. The plates were prepared in London and they arrived in October of 1812. The US Government allowed them to enter duty free & the initial print run was only 1050 Bibles, one of which is right here! 

My bible's condition is that it is inscribed from a father to his daughter in 1858. The cover has scuffs and a portion of the leather is off on the back cover. It does retain a portion of the title on the spine. All pages are solidly attached. The pages are subtle and not brittle. There are some pages that are dog eared. There is an 1896 prayer card in the book as well as a pressed flower inside. It is an awesome example from my amateur observations. I have no attachments nor sense of value so I will let the Ebay community set the price.

"HISTORY OF THE 1812 1st STEREOTYPED BIBLE IN AMERICA:

Shortly after the Bible Society of Philadelphia (now the Pennsylvania Bible Society) was formed in December 1808, the managers wanted to implement a printing process used in England by the British and Foreign Bible Society to mass produce Bibles called stereotyping. This method of printing was used sparingly in the United States during the early 1800s but never for publishing Bibles. Considering the high costs of such an endeavor, the managers decided to start off distributing Bibles purchased from Bible publishers in Philadelphia over its initial two years in operation. However the managers knew that utilizing the stereotype printing method would greatly increase Scripture distribution in Philadelphia and around the country, the managers raised over $7,000* with help from all the existing bible societies in America and from the British and Foreign Bible Society between 1809 and 1811. Once all the financing was gained an order for a set of stereotype plates was placed in Britain. However, getting the plates across the ocean and into the United States wasn’t without its issues. Since the U.S. and Great Britain were at war in 1812 there were tariffs placed on all imports from Britain and the U.S. customs house in Philadelphia was going to charge the Bible Society thousands of dollars to allow the plates into the country. Not having the funds to pay this fee, the managers petitioned to the state government and then to both houses of Congress for relief of these duties. This relief passed both the house and the senate and the Bible Society was allowed to import these plates free of charge. Once in the hands of printers thousands of Bibles were instantly printed and distributed to all parts of the country. Eventually over 17,000 Bibles and New Testaments would be printed from these and future plates. The forward-thinking of the managers placed the Bible Society at a unique advantage being the first institution in the U.S. to use this printing process, which became the standard for printing Bibles in the decades to follow.

 
T. Rutt, Stereotyped for the Bible Society at Philadelphia, 1812. 1st Ed."

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