1833 English and Mohawk Indian Parallel Gospel of St. Luke Bible Antique Rare
Please no lowball offers, serious Bible collectors only - thank you. Up for sale is an original very hard to find Bible, the full title being: The Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, According to Saint Luke, Translated into the Mohawk Language, by A. Hill, and corrected by J. Published by The Young Men's Bible Society of New-York, Auxiliary to the Bible Society of The Methodist Episcopal Church. M'Elrath, Bangs & Herbert, Printers, 1833. By Henry Aaron Hill, also known as Kenwendeshon. Hill was a member of the Mohawk tribe who served as an interpreter and catechist for missionaries of the Church of England and the Methodists (per the Smithsonian Museum). This is a second edition of this Bible overall, and the first by this publisher, the first edition of this parallel gospel was 1827 by The American Bible Society. The English (King James Version) and Mohawk languages are facing as pictured. Not found in Hills or D&M. No copies online that I could find at the time of listing, only in some University libraries. This book is in very good condition or so. It has some wear and tear, shelf and edge wear, soiling, nice gold gilt on. The spine and other fine features. Binding is well attached, hinges aren't cracked. The front outer joint is separated at the top at the spine about 3/8.
Neat original inscriptions at the front, including one dedicating this particular copy from the publishers to the "Young Ladies Mohawk Bible Society - May 7th, 1833, " this page also has a corner torn off as pictured. Some light foxing at the end. Pages are a trifle stiff. No other writing, no loose pages, dog ears, water damage, etc. I would ask you to see the pics to get a good idea of it's condition, and I would be happy to answer any and all questions, or provide more pictures if needed.
This would be an awesome authentic addition to your collection, or a great gift for that collector in your life, and would look great sitting in your library! This measures about 4-1/2" x 7-1/16" x 7/8, and has 109 pages. I love communication and will gladly work with you. Please be sure to check out my other auctions!
The item "1833 English and Mohawk Indian Parallel Gospel of St. Luke Bible Antique Rare" is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hawktoyz" and is located in Brighton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Subject: Religion & Spirituality
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Young Men's Bible Society of New York
- Place of Publication: New York
- Language: English
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Author: A. Hill
- Topic: Christianity, Bibles
- Year Printed: 1833