The Children of the Bible

By: Armstrong, Fanny L.

Price: $199.94

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272 pages; Publisher's purple cloth, elaborate decorative stamping and lettering in black and gilt, pale yellow endpapers. This is a particularly interesting copy of the first edition of this children's book -- printed in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction. This is the copyright deposit copy, with a blue-ink oval stamp on the title page: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / COPYRIGHT / 1880 / City of Washington. The number "9082 82" is entered in pencil on the line supplied in the stamp, just about the 1880 date. Stamped over this official copyright accession stamp is the Surplus-Duplicate stamp of the Library of Congress (mid-20th century, in red ink). A slip of paper is tipped to the rear endpaper with a stamp reading "Y A C R 465." No other marks. A beautifully preserved copy; there is a faint fold to the corner of the front-free endpaper (no break or loss to the paper) and very faint sunning to the spine (much less than usual for purple, a notoriously fugitive color). This is now a rare book. OCLC 31343825 locates only a single copy of this 1880 first edition -- at the Harvard Divinity School Library; the Hollis online catalogue now locates the copy in the Andover-Harvard Depository - categorized as a "Brittle Book." The copy we offer here is very Nearly Fine, inside and out, with NO signs of brittleness at all. The Library of Congress has only electronic texts of this title, no physical copies of any of the three early editions. An interesting and important documentary copy of this book, which is luckily preserved in excellent condition.

Title: The Children of the Bible

Author Name: Armstrong, Fanny L.

Categories: 19th Century, Antiquarian Books, Philosophy and Religion, Childrens and Juvenile,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Printed for the Author: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 12mo

Seller ID: 39465

Keywords: Nashville Imprint Tennessee Biblical Studies Copyright deposit copy OCLC 31343825