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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 51
Other Titles: First Thomas Quarto Bible
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: "Worcester: Isaiah Thomas. The first quarto Bible in English published in America. Printed by Isaiah Thomas, whom Franklin called the “Baskerville of America”. Its price was seven dollars, and to make payment easy, there was a provision that “the Publisher will receive one half the sum…in the following articles, viz. Wheat, Rye, Indian Corn, Butter, or Pork, if delivered at his store in Worcester, or at the store of himself and Company in Boston, by the 20th day of December, 1790.” Thomas used thirty different editions of the King James Bible in preparing this text, and had every sheet examined by the clergyman of Worcester. "
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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