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Family Bible dating back to the mid 1700's Parker heritage

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    Posted 5 years ago

    sade11210412
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    This was given to me by my Aunt. It has dates in it back to 1745. Just turning the pages gives me chills. Flowers, bank checks, dates, post cards. This Bible stems from my mother's side of the family. On the Parker side of the family we have always been collectors. Printing in the 1800's was time consuming. I was told that the printing of the Bible was split in half. I have also been told that they printed Bibles in increments, and you had to bind them yourself. I know it's in rough condition. I'm in rough condition and only 38 years old. Still waiting on the day I take it into church. I could just see everyone on their I Pad and me with this. God bless and may freedom ring!!

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      what a stunning Bilble and great family history as well ;) Thankyou for sharing this!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Bible!! sorry !!
    3. sade11210412 sade11210412, 5 years ago
      It's cool, SEAN68

      Not everyone is perfect including me... Thank you for the comment, and compliment.
    4. sade11210412 sade11210412, 5 years ago
      The reasoning on my comment. I did not proof read example. I was told that the printing of the Bible was split in half. I have also been told that they printed Bibles in increments. I just said the same thing twice. Not to mention the!!... Sorry if this offends anyone.
    5. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Never even noticed and I have a BA in English Lit... awesome piece of family history and printing history... an amazing heirloom... and its okay to be redundant and say the same thing twice now and again... (hope you caught that... )
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome sade11210412!!
    7. sade11210412 sade11210412, 5 years ago
      I'm an ace!
    8. sade11210412 sade11210412, 5 years ago
      I could be wrong, but didn't Benjamin Franklin have something to do with the printing?
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Here is some info on the Publisher:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathew_Carey

      Sounds like he could have something to do with Benjamin Franklin ?? See / Read here:

      http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Mathew_Carey.aspx

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