1868 Historic Pocket Sized King James Bible
Published by the American Bible Society in New York City in 1868, which was three years after the conclusion of the Civil War. The American Bible Society was formed in 1816 by leading Protestants, who had served in the Continental Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The cover of this pocket sided edition is cordovan and in leather and features delicate hand tooling in gold on the spine and front and back covers. Scuff marks and wear evidenced on the edges of the cover.
The dimensions of this pocket sized edition are 5" tall, 3 1/2" deep, and 1 1/2" thick at the spine. The pocket sized edition published by the American Bible Society was intended for soldiers.
Contents include Title Page, Contents Page - The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old Testament and New Testament with the Number of their Chapters, the Old Testament, New Testament Title Page, and the New Testament.
There are 70 lines of small text in Roman type set per page. A gentleman's reading spectacles may be necessary to fully appreciate reading this Historic Bible. Each page features two columns. A thin black line boxes off each page and another thin line separates the left column from the right column. Book names are centered at the top of each page in all caps in the header. Highlights of each page's contents are in italics at the top of the page header in both the left and right columns. Chapters are in Roman numerals followed by chapter summaries in italics. Pages are numbered.
Handwriting in pencil on the blank page before the Title Page reads, "Eddie D. Steele, from his father. July 1869." Some handwriting in pencil of dates, perhaps indicating when the passage was read. For example, at Psalm I, the date Feb. 4 is penciled in cursive and Feb. 5 appears at Psalm V suggesting Eddie D. Steele's reading portions in 1869 or 1870 while in service to the nation during Reconstruction - our theory on the role of this Historic Bible - to provide sustenance, courage, and hope during a devastating period of U.S history.
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