The preceptive and devotional books of the Old Testament comprehending Job, the Psalms of David and the writings of Solomon, in Bengálí.
by Bible. O.T. Job. Bengali. Yates. 1843.
Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press Sm. 4to (25.5 cm; 10.125"). , 475608 pp.. 1843 The title-page tells us this was translated "by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries with native assistants" and that it was translated from the Hebrew. The lead translator was William Yates (17921845), a Baptist missionary who was first stationed at Serampore where he studied under William Carey and afterwards resided and worked at Calcutta. Titled in English, the text is in Bengali characters in a double-column format. Binding: Brown ribbonembossed cloth, printed paper spine label, all edges speckled red. Bookcloth is Krupp style At2, which => suggests the cloth was exported to India in addition to its use in England and America. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only one copy in the U.S.. one in Canada, and two in Britain.
Bound as above; cloth lightly discolored in a mottled fashion, spine chipped with small loss of cloth and printed label rubbed, one mark on back cover. Gentle age-toning with light foxing on endpapers.
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