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Williams, Thomas.
The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor [3 volume complete set].
Publisher: W Simpkin and R Marshall, London;
Date of Publication: 1827
Stock Code: 6282
FIRST THUS. 3 volume set. Octavo, viii, 1046; iv, 750; [4], iv, 880. With 5 gatefold plates as called for. Full polished calf by Thurnam of Carlisle with 4 raised bands, gilt embossed black title labels, gilt decoration to compartments and gilt ruling to spine and boards. All edges marbled; moss green endpapers. Wear with minor loss at head of spine Vol I and tail of spine Vol III; corners bruised and upper joint Vol III tender but holding. Ownership inscription and address, both in pencil, to endpapers Vol III only; no further annotation or inscriptions. Binder’s ticket to front paste-down of each volume. Scattered light foxing; pp 695-750.
New edition of the complete Bible produced with the aim of educating those of modest means, accessible to those with a common English education and without Hebrew and Greek characters. The text used is the Authorised Version with explanatory notes for family use. By the early years of the nineteenth century, education in England had improved to such an extent that this publication aimed at working people was able to bring Christian knowledge to the humble home. Heavyweight, so a contribution towards increased postal costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
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