1850 Pocket BIBLE Eyre Spottiswoode LEATHER CLASP BINDING ~ Bransford

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 22, 2011
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty's Special Command.
Appointed To Be Read In Churches.
London : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, and Sold At Their Warehouse, 189 Fleet Street . M.DCCC.L. (1850)

Separate Title Page for NT. Contents unpaginated.

Bound in blind tooled brown leather (limp [flexible] covers); central decoration in gilt, red, ivory, and green to both covers; gilt title and decoration to spine; working clasp; all page edges gilt.

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Inscription to front endpaper:

Presented to Martha M. Bransford by her brother on This The 22 nd August 1851

Inscription below that (in a child-like hand):

Willie

I’m fairly certain this ‘Martha M. Bransford’ was Martha Marion Bransford �� , but I’m not 100% certain. If you have access to family documents, please make a handwriting comparison to be certain that this is an heirloom of your family.

Notes :

�� Martha Marion Bransford, nee Ward, of Smith County (Cathage / New Middleton) TN; b.1828 d.1871

She married John Gardner Bransford
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