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Posted 3 years ago

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Don't know anything about old Bibles. Is this one worth anything? Any sites to give info? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. solver solver, 3 years ago
    From what I have read, this is the first American printing by Hodge and Campbell, New York, 1792.

    I suggest that you send photos and request an auction estimate to both PBS Galleries and also Heritage Auctions. It's always best to get estimates from two auction houses.

    Simply for reference purposes, a copy of "The Self Interpreting Bible ..." (that appears to be in much better condition and also when the book market was better than now) sold at Heritage in February 2008 for $2,868.
    http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=682&lotNo=56623

    For reference only, here is one for sale online for $1,285, that is in fair condition.
    http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=4061362844&searchurl=an%3Dbrown%26fe%3Don%26sortby%3D3%26tn%3Dbible%2Bself%2Binterpreting

    Here is comprehensive information from the Dunham Bible Museum about your bible. Page 2 states:

    "The first American printing of Brown's Bible was a folio edition published in New York in 1792, with George Washington listed at the head of the subscriber's list. This subscription edition was published in 40 numbers in a period of 2 years."

    Footnote 3 further identifies Hodge and Campbell.

    http://www.hbu.edu/images/hbu/publications/Dunham_Bible_Museum/DBM_JohnBrown_Self-Interpreting_Bible.pdf

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