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    [John T. Beer]. The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments, with references... London and New York: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, no date [circa 1880s]. Fore-edge painting to the left by John T. Beer depicting "The Dearth of Water," Jeremiah XIV.3 after an engraving at page [1017], signed in the lower left corner, circa 1890s. Thick quarto. 1264; 242 pages - separate title pages for Old and New Testament. Profusely illustrated with engravings. Modern diced calf over wooden boards and backed in polished calf, single gilt rule, spine stamped and lettered in gilt with 5 raised bands. Corners just bumped, moderate edgewear, somewhat rubbed, a few light abrasions to spine. Cream endpapers, light pencil notation to front pastedown, repaired 1.25-inch tear to rear pastedown. Internally generally clean and tight, some restorations to pages and a few plates, somewhat foxed, moderate text block edgewear, top edge darkened. Very good with bright, detailed, though lightly worn, fore-edge painting.

    John T. Beer Library Sale (12-14 November 1903, lot 207) - Lupton, bookseller (no date) - Unknown Institution (number applied to verso of title: 095/10340, no date) - Jeff Weber Rare Books (no date) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date). From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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