Thursday, March 8, 2012

Just Passing Through


An email from an unknown person is usually bogus, spam, deleted.
One email I received brought this Bible into my possession temporarily.

The lady explained that her hair dresser purchased a Bible at a flea market about ten years ago.  Since the email lady worked in genealogy she was asked to research the handwritten family information inside the book.  The research led her to some of my records on the internet.

Long story short, we arranged a meeting (in a public place) for me to get the Bible in order for it to get into the hands of relatives of mine who are also descendants of the family documented in the Bible. 


I have never seen drawings like this in a Bible.  But then, I've never seen a Bible this old.








Do you see the copyright of 1891?



Beautiful drawings.  I am not sure about the process, but it may be relief printing.


And a listing of Bible names and their meaning.



So having scanned and photographed (without inflicting further damage) to my heart's content, I will soon turn the Bible over to the owner's family.

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9 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Absolutely stunning. I don't know that I would have the heart to let it go. This is such a stunning piece of history. Thank you for sharing. Smiles...Renee

Candy said...

Beautiful, Amy. Was neat just to be able to touch it and enjoy it for awhile before passing it along.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Wow, that's an amazing story, it would seem, in this day and age! What a precious thing, such history, and unusual pictures. Thanks for sharing; it's lovely.

Carla said...

Oh how wonderful. That's such a thoughtful act.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

What a wonderful story! The Bible is in amazingly good condition for its age. What a treasure! I hope whoever you pass it along to is a worthy recipient who will value it.

Kerry said...

That Bible has probably created so many stories and is still creating stories like this one! What a neat experience to share.

Cindy said...

What a treasure! I love old vintage things like this...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh wow... that is so neat that this beautiful Bible has found its way to you!! It is gorgeous! Great idea to scan and be able to keep these neat pages! What a treasure. So happy you joined us 'in the studio' to share this week Amy! Welcome! :)

Alissa said...

what a wonderufl story! i am sure your relatives will enjoy having it. the drawings are wonderful!