Salesman "Self-Pronouncing Edition Holy Bible" Sample book as used by salesmen/agents
for Hertel, Jenkings & Co from Atlanta, Georgia, for door-to-door
offering and sales, dating from 1890ies.
This Salesman Bible Sampler book offers examples of
different styles for the English language Combination Edition of the
Self-Pronouncing Family Bibles, Ranged in pricing from $5.50 for the "cheapest
combination Bible ever sold" version (No. 00P) through $11.00 for the "Pastoral
Bible" version (Style E.C.). Examples of contents, covers and
spines are all included in this interesting sampler.
The binding is fairly tight but the covers are somewhat loose, some of the pages
are also loose in the front. This Sampler seems complete.
There is wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the
leather. Some rough pages, an
occasional tear, some writing in the front, dampstaining and other small damages throughout. Still, quite an attractive piece of end
of 19th century Bible history!