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1798 Hot Press King James Version


King James Version
OT Title Page: 1798
NT Title Page: 1798
Size: 17 x 10.5 x 3″
Font: Roman

Additional Features:
Dedication to King James
“To The Reader” Preface

Full Calf, End Papers: Cotton

Appraisal Value: $15,000

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1798 Hot Press King James Version

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.

The 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.