London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. First American Edition. Full calf. Miniature Bible, 16mo (3.5" x 2"), tan calf with embossed backstrip & four hubs, newer endpapers, all edges gilded, complete in ~ 422 + [6 blank] pages. Very Good. Item #84
Charming yet sturdy, very small Bible dating from the War of 1812. The binding is attractively embossed leather with, of course, some rubbing. Small binder's ink stamp stating "Armstrong" on rear endpaper.
The pages are of strong rag paper, which is slightly age-toned, occasionally bearing slight discolorations, and often slightly dog-eared (though that has been reversed in most cases). The type is clear and readable.
Overall, a wonderful and attractive example of a tiny early American edition of the Bible that used British sheets.