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BIBLE. ENGLISH. 1900. Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty's Special Command. [At head of title:] The S. S. Teacher's Edition. Oxford: Printed at the University Press, no date [circa 1900?]. Pearl 16mo. Refs.
Bound full original brown morocco with slight raised bands, "S. S. Teacher's Edition" stamped at bottom of spine, most of gilt on spine lettering worn away, rubbed at all edges, worn through leather at small spots at all four corners, corners bumped, page edges originally gilt but most is rubbed away, rear free endpaper tattered at edges, text set in double columns with references in side margins, foxing throughout with a slight tanning overall. 3? x 5? inches.
Collation: A2-15, B-Z16, Aa-Hh16, Ii4; a16, b8; A-B16, C8; B-H16, I8; a2-16; plus 12 leaves maps. OT ends on verso of Aa14, NT begins on recto Aa15, NT ends verso of Ii4. Apparently lacking a half title page at beginning. Pagination: title leaf, 5-1000pp; Help to Students of the Bible, 48pp; Index to Persons, Places and Subjects, (80)pp; Cruden's Complete Concordance, 239pp; (1) blank, Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names, (3)-31; 12 leaves of light color maps.
This Bible has notes in the margins giving a text, marked in parenthesis, and then in the margin giving a date, a minister's name and sometimes a place. Apparently they were texts of sermons the owner heard (J. F. Pollock written on front free endpaper). The names are of Presbyterian ministers from Greenbrier, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia (Greenbrier Presbytery) dates 1901-1910. Examples: G. W. Nickell, Hillsboro 11/28/01; Dr. [F. P.] Sydenstricher, Green Bank, Sept 01; G. W. Nickel, 9-30-06, Blue Sulphur [Springs]; J. H. Lewis Sep 28/02 B. Sul. [Blue Sulphur Springs]; F. A. Brown May 17, McElh. [May?] 24 1902, Muddy Creek; Dr. P.H. Hoge, Withvill[e], Synod; Dr. A. Jones 5/7/03 Marlinton; Pattisson Sep 10/02 Greenville, Pres.; Installation of Rev. Kilham Baptist Ch. Alder
Title: Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of t
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 12683
Keywords: Greenbrier County WV, 19th Century Books, Bibles--American, Bibles--English Language, Leather Bindings, Presbyterianism, Sunday Schools, West Virginia