Robert Aitken Bible: Sothebys’ Auction

We are doing quite a bit of research on Robert Aitken’s 1782 “Bible of the Revolution”.  I found this particular one that was for sale by Sothebys.  See the image of this Bible and two pages of its description; both inside and out.  We are getting close to having our replica ready to print and bind.  Please visit our web page at the following link:  Click Here  

You will notice that this book has been rebound, “Contemporary calf, smooth spine, 8 circles roughly incised on upper cover to a lozenge pattern, later lettering piece; rebacked, original spine laid down, free endpapers stained and partially remargined.”  You can also see that the spine may have not been rounded enough and is flat and starting to go concave.

The following link will take you to the Sotherby auction page: Click Here