Philadelphia: William Fry for Thomas Dobson. 1814. Edition: First American Edition. , Binding: superb custom made 19th century decorative full morocco, rebacked expertly saving the original spine, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels on two and three, spine compartments decorated with gilt motifs, upper and lower boards with gilt bands and blind tooling, contemporary marbled upper and lower free end papers, interior edges of the upper and lower boards decorated with gilt tooling., Notes: This work is based on that of E. van der Hooght (Amsterdam and Utrecht, 1705). It is found on the Athias-Leusden edition; but at the end it has variants taken from a number of printed editions. It has been much prized because of its excellent and clear type; but no manuscripts were used in its preparation.
Jonathan Horowitz, a Jewish printer which originally brought the Hebrew bible from Amsterdam to America, sold the type of the Hebrew bible to William Fry in early 1813, and it was then published by Thomas Dobson in 1814.
, Size: Large 4to., , Illustration: Text in Hebrew and Latin.
, Volume: Two volumes. , References: Wright (Early Bibles of America), 123-24; Darlow & Moule 5168a; Goldman (Hebrew Printing in America), 4., Category: Book Religious Judaism;. A fine and handsome example of this scarce work in superb full morocco costume 19th century binding.
. Item #B6166