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1799 Welsh Bible (Y Bibl Cyssegr-Lan). Rawhide binding with hair. Provenance. Important edition (Mary Jones). SPCK, Dawson, Bensley, Cooke
SPCK, Dawson, Bensley, Cooke, Prys, Jones, Argraphdy Clarendon, 1799. The Welsh Bible edition that Mary Jones famously walked twenty-six miles to purchase, igniting a Bible printing and distributing movement in England. This copy with wonderful Welsh-American provenance, and over-bound handsomely in rawhide, with hair, attesting to its life on the American frontier. About This Edition - The 1799 Y Bibl was the first Welsh printing in thirty years by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), revised carefully from the SPCK 1746/52 printings, with input from scholars including John Roberts and Evan Evans, of Oxford. Begun in 1798, finished in 1799, 10,000 copies of the Bible were produced. It was printed under the patronage of Richard Bagot, D.D. of Oxford. Although generous in number, it was sold by the SPCK at a price well below the cost of production, and demand far-exceeded supply and it quickly sold-out without further editions planned. "The revivals had brought many converts to religion, who, unable to obtain Bibles for themselves, visited the houses of more fortunate neighbours for the purpose of reading the Word of God. The worn condition of Welsh Bibles in circulation at this time bear out the reports of the constant use made of them." (The Bible in Wales, John Ballinger, 1906) This Edition's Importance (Mary Jones) - ln 1800, Mary Jones, a fifteen-year-old maid with a burning desire for a Bible in her language, famously walked twenty-six miles to purchase this edition from Rev. Thomas Charles after saving six years. This encounter led Charles to propose … [Click Below for Full Description]
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