We received a leather-bound stereotyped edition of “The Holy Bible: Old and New Testaments, together with Apocrypha” antiquarian book published in 1816. The cover and binding are in amazingly good condition. The edges of the pages are discolored from age but all of the pages are intact. The book has two metal clasps, but one is broken.
Inside the book, there are birth records presumably from the family the book originally belonged to. The birth records begin in the mid-1700’s and end in the early 1900’s. Many of the names belong to the Taylor family.
The title page says:
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.
Stereotyped by B.&J. Collins, New York.
Printed and Published by E. F. Backus.
We have been unable to determine the value of this bible. The only other editions we’ve located thus far are in several Christian University libraries.