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    The Holy Bible Owned by Edwin M. Stanton. New York; American Bible Society, 1857. Thick 4to, original brown leather, raised bands; front cover with ornate gilt decoration, including his name "E. M. STANTON" stamped vertically; The book is inscribed on the front free endpaper with an intriguing presentation "To the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, to testify my appreciation of what I have but lately known, that in former years, his labors as counsel for one accused were wholly disinterested. I.W. French. Aug. 27, 1863." Front cover separated from the book; spine tips well worn, with some overall rubbing to the binding; still, quite good. Accompanied by a photocopy of a notarized affidavit signed by Edwin M. Stanton (a great, great grand-nephew of the Secretary), 25 April 1978, thoroughly describing the Bible and its ownership down to himself.

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