THE PROVERBS Translated out of the original Hebrew. Quite a stunning little relic to behold, given both its provenance and the function of proverbs on the battlefield.
One imagines that this delicate pocket book may have been held close to a soldiers heart, through the chaos of war. For historical context, this item would have been circulated a full year before President Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg. There he consecrated the battlefield and honored the fallen by redoubling the Unions commitment to achieving ultimate victory.
That these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Publication: New York: American Bible Society, 1862. Format: Embossed black leather vest/pocket book; Minion 48mo. Dimensions: Approximately 3.8 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches. Pages: 90+/- (unpaginated; estimate is based on our count).
Comments: Light to moderate exterior wear. Interior text appears clean and complete. Moderate interior wear is confined to the 2-3 blank pages at front, and again at the books end pages. Overall a well-maintained pocket book from Civil War New York, 1862.
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