Washington Post Write Up on Tomorrow's Americana Sale

The Washington Post ran a story about the American Bibles featured in tomorrow's auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana. The Bibles are from the library of Mel and Julie Meadows, who collected important editions of the Bible in English. Read Neely Tucker's article, "Swann Galleries to Auction Virginia Man's Rare Bibles":
In 1782, during the waning days of the American Revolution, Philadelphia printer Robert Aitken obtained the authorization of Congress to print a rather patriotic Bible. The tome would be printed in the Colonies, independent of the authority of the King of England, who had slapped an embargo on Bibles (and almost everything else) to the rebellious New World...more

Labels: , , ,