A remarkably well preserved
Salesman Parallel - Column Edition Bible Sampler as used by salesmen
for the Historical Publishing Company of Dayton, Ohio dating from
likely the mid 188ies for its Parallel Bibles. Parallel Bibles
presented both the King James Version as well as the Revised Version
in parallel columns next to each other.
Like with most Bibles of these
years, the mentioned published was a representative for the A.J.
Holman company who actually printed these Bibles.
This Salesman Bible Sampler
offers examples of 4 different styles for the 'New Pronouncing
Parallel Bibles - the latest issued and the very best' ranged in pricing from $5.00 for the "American
Morocco" version (Style A) through $12.50 for the "Genuine
Morocco" version (Style D). They also
offered a German language Bible and the Sampler contains various examples of the German
version as well.
Salesman Bible is in an overall VERY GOOD and COMPLETE condition. The
(original) binding is still holding, however open and use carefully
as some of the pages are starting to come lose. This Sampler is very
complete, even almost all of the salesman instruction slips/notes
are still present and attached. Also the original - blank-
subscriptions forms are present as well! There is NO writing.
Still retains most of the gold embossing on the edges of the covers.
There is some wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the
leather. This Salesman Bible Sampler is about as good as
is possibly preserved from this era.