The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testament, translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised
New York: American Bible Society, 1852. Very Good. Item #20794
New York: American Bible Society, 1852. 105th Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); publisher's black elaborately blind-embossed morocco, gilt-lettered spine; 591,,184pp. Boards rather rubbed at extremities, foxing throughout, else Near Very Good and sound.
Bible and "book of ages" of the Captain Charles (1811-1873) and Janet (1809-1896) Cook[e] family. Family Record leaves at the end of the Old Testament filled nearly to completion by four generations of the family, from 1825 to 1954. Additionally laid in are the two marriage certificates, accomplished in manuscript, of Janet Cook, mère, the first dated 1825, to a Thomas Parton (?), the second, in 1834, to Charles. All told Janet would have nine children, two by her first husband, seven by her second. Also laid in: three pages on two leaves of slightly earlier manuscript holograph Bible quotes; and four newsclipped obituaries, of Janet and her children Annie and William, the last of an Elizabeth McIntosh, possibly Janet's great-granddaughter. Though American family bibles are not a huge scarcity, it is rather uncommon to find them kept so diligently over the course of four generations.