64mo in 8s (48 x 32 mm), pp. xiii, 14-256; with 16 full-page woodcut illustrations; light foxing, dampstain to lower outer corner of first few leaves, but a very good copy in contemporary sheep, spine gilt and lettered directly, yellow edges; a little rubbed at extremities; early ownership inscriptions ‘the propperty of Emerline Yeaton in Epsom, 1825’, ‘Emeline Yeaton’s book / Presented to her by her laudable father’, and ‘Mabel Yeaton / Bought 1825'.
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History of the Bible.
First edition of this charming illustrated Lansingburgh-printed miniature Bible, with contemporary inscriptions by two girls from the Yeaton family of Epsom, New Hampshire.
Emeline (here ‘Emerline’) Yeaton was born in 1816 to William and Elizabeth Yeaton (née Ham), and married Charles Henry Hill at Lowell (MA) in 1853.
Adomeit, Thumb Bibles A45; Bradbury, Antique U.S. Miniature Books B191; Shoemaker 1613; Welch, American Children’s Books 860.5; Welsh, Miniature Books 1085.
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