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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 50
Other Titles: First Delaware New Testament
Editors: Ege, Otto F. 1888-1951, editor
Keywords: Manuscripts;The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching;Leaves;Images;Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This image is from a collection created by Etta Hanson and given to the College in 1954. All items are from Otto Ege's estate. The leaf was contained and mounted in a mat created by Otto Ege, as were all other leaves in this collection. There is a typed description at the bottom of the mat, which reads: "Wilmington: Printed and Sold by Peter Brynberg and Samuel Adams. This exceedingly rare testament appears to have escaped all bibliographers, including such authorities as J.Wright (Early Bibles of America); E.B. O’Callaghan (A list of Editions of the Holy Scriptures and Parts thereof, Printed in America previous to 1860); and P.Marion Simms (The Bible in America). The next issue in Delaware appeared in 1802, under the imprint of Peter Brynberg along. On account of the poor quality of paper used in Colonial Bibles and the hard service they received, examples are in many instances scarcer than in the case of the monumental Gutenberg Bible, issued nearly four hundred years earlier."
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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