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 with Canne's 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, &c
by Phinney, Henry and Elihu (Edited and published by)
Cooperstown, NY: H. & E. Phinney, 1842. Later edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9 1/4"). , 576pp (Old Testament), pp (Family section), 99, pp (the Apocrypha), -767, pp (New Testament, Index and Tables). Original brown morocco embossed with geometric and stylized foliate designs in typical Phinney style; spine with gold lettered black leather title label and gilt tooling to compartments. Raised bands. Engraved frontispiece (The Old Testament). Illustrated with a total of ten wood-engraved plates, including one frontispiece, this work is part of the Phinneys' series of stereotyped quarto Bibles, of which 138 editions were published between August 1822 and the winter of 1848. The Apocrypha are present here; the New Testament has a separate title-page. The text is in two columns.Binding heavily rubbed along edges. Foxing to the very first and very last leaves. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. The Phinney brothers, Henry and Elihu, carried on the business their father, Elihu Phinney, had started in 1795; the elder Phinney had established a press, bookshop, and newspaper after resettling in Cooperstown from Connecticut. James Fenimore Cooper, a delegate to the 1816 convention that formed the American Bible Society, learned to set type in his shop - for fun (Hills, 69). The younger Phinneys, however, were not to be restricted to one shop: They sold their stock (which consisted of their own publications together with books brought in from Philadelphia and New York) from large travelling wagons and established a "bookboat" on the Erie Canal that enabled them to reach a larger portion of western New York.
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