Thompson Bible - New Testament - 1798
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
John Thompson; A Lawson
Philadelphia, : Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small, 1798.
Folio. Volume II of Thompson's Hot Press Bible. Rebound in modern black leather. Gilt, red leather spine label. 5 raised bands. Fine binding and cover. New endpapers. Dampstain to head margins affecting text. Foxing throughout, a few tears to pages with parchment tape repair to II Corinthians Ch. IX-XI page. Early Bibles in America, p414. Shipton & Mooney, Evans 33408. ESTC W4507, W4795.; Hills 62; O'Callaghan 1798.1; Sabin 5182 <br> The text is from the Cambridge edition published by John Baskerville, with an index at the end of Volume II. This Bible represents a step forward in American printing technology. It was the first hot press Bible to be produced. Under this method of printing, the ink was heated during the printing process, causing it to bond more strongly to the paper. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.