An amazing complete and comprehensive
Salesman Family Bible Sampler as used by salesmen/agents
for B.F. Johnson & Co in Richmond (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 1880ies.
This Salesman Bible Sampler
offers examples of 11 different styles for the English language 'New
Standard Family Bible' ranging in pricing from $3.50 for the "Arabesque
Panel" version (No. 0) through $22.00 for the "Parallel German Morocco" version (No.
11). Examples of
contents, covers and spines are all included in this VERY extensive
sampler. Just about all of the special
'pink' and 'yellow' slips with instructions/information for the
salesman are still included.
binding is sound (as always handle with care). This Sampler is
complete, even almost all of the salesman instruction slips/notes
are still present and attached. Some, but limited 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. See
the many pictures.
An amazing piece of Bible