1847 Pocket Holy Bible Civil War American Antique Leather Unmarked Engraved Rare
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1847 Pocket Holy Bible Civil War American Antique Leather Unmarked Engraved Rare:
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, etc. Portland: Sanborn & Carter, 1847.
Pocket style, produced with pocket covering and strap, produced a decade or so before the CIVIL WAR. Red leather covers show some light wear with a few nicks, stains and scratches, alsoa tiny tear to the slip tab, as shown. Gilt rule and title on spine; page edges also gilt. Pocket Bible, about 3" wide,4.75" tall. Pages all intact, in great shape but with some leaves browned, a few instances of foxing and damp staining, with minor rounding/wear to edges, also at the rear lacking all after 1st Epistle of John, Chapter V. Illustrated frontis and engraved title page in front. Unmarked. A decent specimen in a style usually seen on soldiers in the Civil War, this is an ideal gift for a Civil War buff, or reenactor as well. Good On Feb-06-13 at 14:10:26 PST, seller added the following information: