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The Holy Bible (SIGNED & brought west on a wagon train in 1852 by Captain John Heinlen, Wagon Master)
Lunenburg, Mass. Publsihed by Edmund Cushing, 1826. Small 8vo. 792 pp. Double-column text. Period calf. On the title page is the early ownership name of John Heinlen. Laid in is a note on the rear of the business card of Louis Provenzano, Notary Public: "To my friends Bob & Patricia Ramsey. This Holy Bible printed in 1826 came across the plains on wagon train, beginning in Ohio, April, 1852. Capt. John Heinlen, Wagon Master. Later Judge Heinlen, San Jose, California." San Jose's Market Street Chinatown was destroyed by arson in May 1887, but the community quickly rebuilt on land owned by John Heinlen (whose assistance of the Chinese provoked public outrage) and Heinlenville became the center for Chinese life in San Jose. Laid in is a vintage remnant of white linen fabric and a small portion of an early cloth book cover. Lacking ffep & half of the next page and the rfep; tape remnant along front and rear joints; 1" split to spine head joints; debrading to spine; moderate internal foxing; a good copy. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations; diligently compared and revised. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books [USA]

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