Item #59895 THE HOLY BIBLE: containing the old and new testaments; translated literally from the original tongues. Julia SMITH, velina.
THE HOLY BIBLE: containing the old and new testaments; translated literally from the original tongues.

THE HOLY BIBLE: containing the old and new testaments; translated literally from the original tongues.

Hartford: American Publishing Co, 1876. First Edition. Large 8vo, pp. 892, 276. Black cloth (professionaly rebacked with black cloth - not affecting the gilt title stamping) stamped in gold. A very good plus copy. First appearance of the Julia Smith translation, one of 950 copies bound in cloth from a total issue of 1,000. Rare. Item #59895

Born in Glastonbury, Ct., Julia Smith (1792-1886) taught at the Emma Willard Seminary in Troy for a couple of years. She and her sisters were very involved in the abolitionist movement and attended their first woman suffrage meeting in Hartford in 1869. They fought against taxation of their property in that they did not have voting rights. They spoke to woman suffrage meetings and their case of their "Glastonbury cows" was infamous. "... hoping to aid the suffrage cause by demonstrating what a mere woman had accomplished ... she published at her own expense a translation of the Bible ... a literal, word-by-word translation of both the Old and New Testaments"[NAW].

Price: $7,500.00

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