January 2017 18th Century Bibles Update

We are planning on adding more 18th century replicas to what we already make in 2017.

 

1735 Psalms:  David Moody has just finished scanning our original 1735 Psalm book.  His scans and the originals arrived in the mail this afternoon.  This Psalms was originally in the back of our original 1734 Book of Common Prayer book.  We intend to add this Psalter to the back of our replica where it should be.  This will give our Book of Common Prayer two Psalm books.  These scans may still need to be cleaned up and then put into MS Published and turned into a printable book.  We hope to have it ready to be printed with the next batch of “Prayer Books” that we bind.  David Moody is also the one that scanned our original 1715 Apocrypha that is inside all of our 1733 Bibles that we currently make.  He has also just scanned another of our original pamphlets; “Some Remarks Upon Mr. Church’s Vindication of Miraculous Powers” dated 1750, by F. Toll, M.A.  It will need the same treatments as the above mentioned Psalm book.

 

 

Robert Aitken’s Bible, aka “The Bible of the Revolution”:  Jim Darlack, librarian at Gordon Cromwell Seminary, is scanning and cleaning up Robert Aitken’s 1782 Old Testament.  As you know, I had already scanned and cleaned up Aitken’s 1777 New Testament and his 1781 New Testament and we have been making replicas of both.  Aitken bound the 1781 New Testament with the 1782 Old Testament that Jim is working on.  When Jim finishes his work, we will be able to replicate this entire 1,200+- page 1782 Bible.  We hope to have this finished this year.

 

 

John Eliot’s 1663 Algonquin Bible, aka “The first Bible made in America”:  The four Gospel books from Eliot’s 1661 New Testament are scanned cleaned up and we have made a few replicas of them.  Last year, Hunter Willis began work cleaning up the rest of the pages of Eliot’s New Testament.  Cleaning up a book like this that is in an unknown language to us is a slow process, but rewarding.  In addition to this slow work, Hunter has rebuilt our entire web site which was hacked/destroyed last year.  I am unsure if Hunter will be able to finish his work this year or not, but if he does, we will make replicas of this New Testament.  We also have the scans of John Eliot’s 1663 Old Testament.  I am working on getting them in good enough  shape for someone else to clean up.  Eliot, like Aitken, combined his earlier 1661 New Testament with his 1663 Old Testament.  When this New Testament is complete we will make replicas of it until we have the Old Testament ready to print.  At that time, we will replicate Eliot’s entire Bible. 

 

Pamphlets:  Schuylar Crist continues cleaning up pamphlets.  Some of our pamphlets are not cleaned up very well.  Schuylar cleans up these pages, sends them back to us, then we rebuild the pamphlets in MS Publisher, and they in turn look much better when printed.  He has done this to several of our pamphlets in the past and I’m not sure if there is in end to this work.  We continue to make more new pamphlets.  There will surely be more pamphlets on our “Pamphlet Memory Stick” this year.

 

 More on Psalms:  Last year we added the 1715 Psalms to the back of our full size 1733 New Testament and the 1720 Sternhold Hopkins Psalms to the back of our pocket size 1733 New Testament.  We also started making the 1640 Bay Psalm Book.  We have been making John Playford’s 1697 Psalm Book for years. In addition to the 1735 Psalm book that David Moody just finished scanning, we have a few more Psalm books ready to go.  We are not sure, but we are thinking about how we can use all of these Psalm books. 

 

 

Our web site is still being rebuilt after last year’s hack.  Hunter Willis is spending a great deal of time and effort on it.  Our web address has not changed.  However, we had to open an Etsy page, for the time being, to handle our sales for those wanting to use credit cards.  The following link will take you to where we sell our books, pamphlets, etc.

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/18thCenturyBibles

 

 

Book for sale this year:

 

1640 Bay Psalm Book

1661 Algonquin New Testament?

1697 John Playford’s Psalms & Hymns book

1715 History of ye Old & New Testaments in Cutts

1732 Fox’s Book of Martyrs

1733 Bible

1733 New Testament, pocket size

1733 New Testament, full size

1733 New Testament, modern bound, full size

1734 Book of Common Prayer, full size

1734 Book of Common Prayer, pocket size

1767 Isaac Watts’ Hymnal

1773 Primitive Physic by the Rev. John Wesley

1777 Robert Aitken New Testament

1781 Robert Aitken New Testament

1782 Robert Aitken Bible, aka “The Bible of the Revolution”

1788 A Curious Hieroglyphic Bible…“for Children”

Over 100 period pamphlets and pamphlet memory sticks

www.18thCenturyBibles.org

 

 

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