19th Century English Leather Bound and Gilt Holy Bible by John Brown Dated 1864
This beautiful antique Holy Bible was printed in the United Kingdom by Blackie and Son dated 1864. Black leather bound, the bible flaunts an engraved and embossed gilt covering with a center medallion, and the spine is engraved with “Holy Bible”. Entitled “Brown’s Self-Interpreting Family Bible,” with numerous additional notes by the Reverend Henry Cooke, the Holy book contains the Old and New Testaments, marginal references and illustrations, a summary of the several books,an analysis of each chapter, a paraphrase and evangelical reflections upon the most important passages, and numerous explanatory notes explanatory notes, and evangelical reflections by the famous Reverend John Brown. The first page contains a beautifully sketched medallion of Moses “Restoring the Tables of the Law”. The early 19th century bible is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, with a rich black patinated leather finish. John Brown of Haddington (1722 – 19 June 1787), was a Scottish minister and author. He was born at Carpow, in Perthshire. He was almost entirely self-educated, having acquired a knowledge of ancient languages while employed as a shepherd. By his own intense application to study, before he was twenty years of age, he had obtained an intimate knowledge of the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages, with the last of which he was critically conversant. He was also acquainted with the French, Italian, German, Arabic, Persian, Syriac, and Ethiopic. His early career was varied, and he was in succession a traveling merchant, a soldier in the Edinburgh garrison in 1745, and a school-master. He was, from 1750 till his death, minister of the Burgher branch of the Secession Church in Haddington. From 1786 he was professor of divinity for his denomination, and was mainly responsible for the training of its ministry. He gained a just reputation for learning and piety. The best of his many works are his Self-Interpreting Bible and Dictionary of the Bible, works that were long very popular. The former was translated into Welsh. He also wrote an Explication of the Westminster Confession, and a number of biographical and historical sketches. Measures: 10.5″ W x 12.5″ H.
|Dimensions||10.5" W x 4.5" D x 12.5" H|
Mid 19th Century