TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 17 x 11.5 x 4 in.
WEIGHT: almost 15 lbs
COMPONENTS: book; 36 engravings
CONDITION: Exterior is rough. Covers are worn. The spine cover is missing. Front and rear covers are barely attached. Binding is tight and there are no loose or missing pages. The printed pages and the pages with engravings vary from light to heavy foxing
NOTES: This book is listed under Rare Books – American Bibles at the museum site below under the following heading: 1822 - First American edition Columbian Family and Pulpit Bible printed in America.
ITEM ID: 522

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Colombian Family & Pulpit Bible

Year: 1822
Decade: 1820s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

First American edition Colombian Family and Pulpit Bible printed in America. This bible was published in Boston by Joseph Teal in 1822. This Bible, like others at the time, was printed by subscription. Printers collected names of those who promised to purchase the Bibles in order to know how many people were interested before they made the effort to print copies. With thirty-six engravings, this Bible was one of the largest American family and pulpit Bibles of its time.

Name: Joseph Teal
Type: Publisher