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1798 Hot Press
The first hot press edition of the Bible printed in America.
In the advertisement, April 30th , 1796, it was proposed to deliver the whole in 40 numbers, at 1/2 dollar each; one of which will be completed every two weeks. The finished work was completed in November, 1798. A scarce American Bible.
Title page reads: 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 Reviled.
Volume II. Philadelphia, Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small, [From the Hot Press of John Thompson.] M.DCC.XCVIII.
Item # 1798AS
Appraisal Value: $15,000
Sale Price: $7,995