A very fine example of an 1880ies
Salesman Pictorial Family Bible Sampler as used by salesmen/agents
for the U.S.B. Publishing Company (A.J. Holman was the actual
printer of most large family Bibles of those days having many other
companies/representatives selling their Bibles under other
publisher's name as well) dating from the early 1890ies.
This Salesman Bible Sampler
offers examples of 10 different styles for the English language 'containing
the Old and New Versions in Parallel Columns' ranged in pricing from $4.25 for the "Arabesque" version (No.
3) through $15.00 for the "Genuine Turkey Morocco" version (No.
12). Examples of
contents, covers and spines are all included in this beautiful
sampler. In this Salesman Bible, this
Bible is also offered in the German language ("The New
Illustrated German Bible"). The Sampler contains various examples of this German
language version as well.
A number of the special 'pink'
slips with instructions/information for the salesman are still
The binding has been restored, is sound and allows for daily use without any
concerns. This Sampler is very complete, even a number of the salesman
instruction slips/notes are still present and attached. There is NO writing.
Preserved gold embossing on the edges of the covers.
There is some wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the
leather. An attractive Salesman Bible.