ca 1885 Salesman 'New Pictorial' Parallel Bible Sampler for the Cincinnati Publishing Company (Holman) - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     ca 1885 Salesman 'New Pictorial' Parallel Bible Sampler for the Cincinnati Publishing Company (Holman)
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 2.5"
Publisher: Cincinnati  Publishing Company, (Holman edition)
 VERY GOOD and COMPLETE condition.

Price: $425.00

A remarkably well preserved Salesman 'Complete Bible Library - New Pictorial Parallel Family Bible' Bible Sampler as used by salesmen for the Cincinnati Publishing Company of Cincinnati Ohio (an agent for AJ Holman) dating from likely the mid 1880ies 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 5 different styles for the 'Two Bibles in One Volume' ranged in pricing from $3.50 for the "Arabesque Leather" version through $11.50 for the "French Morocco" version. They also offered a German language Bible and the Sampler contains various examples of the German and a Swedish version as well.
This 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 (except for a few entries son the sales register pages). 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.
Many pictures below:
 
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