Lot 696

Isaac Leeser Bible 1870s Holy Scriptures Quarto Size

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Leeser, Isaac (editor and translator), The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures: Carefully translated according to the Masoretic Text, on the Basis of the English Version… [TORAH, NEVI'IM VE-KHETUVIM], 5638 [1877/1878], Abraham de Sola, Montreal and Miller's Bible and Publishing House, Philadelphia, hardcover, 4to. (11.5 x 9.5 inches), recased, leather spine buckram corners and edges with most of the original decorative leather boards and about half of the original spine laid-down, aeg, vii, 1011 pp., from the collection of Irving Vendig, the television writer best known for creating mystery crime drama and soap opera The Edge of Night, with his family's records handwritten in the rear section. An early edition of the famous Leeser Bible, complete with the Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses), The Earlier and Later Prophets, and The Hagiographia (Psalms, Proverbs, etc.).


In good condition, overall: recased, as noted, with sections of the original spine leather missing or present but quite dry; loss along the edges of the boards; binding is quite strong; no markings to the text; light age toning to the paper and very sporadic instances of faint foxing. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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