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Historic Bibles featured at Bauman Rare Books exhibit

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 6/24/2013 10:03 am
LAS VEGAS -- Bauman Rare Books is featuring an exceptional exhibit featuring a collection of rare Bibles and related works produced from the 15th through the 19th century.

The exhibit, open to the public, is located within Bauman’s gallery at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

Entitled “In the Beginning was the Word: The Bible Through the Ages,” the collection includes extraordinarily scarce and important family, pulpit and study Bibles that are fit for a place in any major Biblical collection. According to David Bauman, proprietor and co-founder of Bauman Rare Books, Bibles are among the most popular types of books desired by collectors because they usually have immense historical and sentimental value.

Included in the exhibit are such volumes as the Aitken Bible, the first complete English Bible printed in the U.S, with an estimated value of $150,000; a first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, $32,000; the first edition of the Rheims New Testament, the first Roman Catholic translation into English, $24,000; the beautifully illustrated Macklin Bible, $21,000; the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, $10,000; and a rare microform 50-page fragment from a King James Bible carried to the moon on Apollo 14, $13,500.

The exhibit also includes works with significant Biblical content, such as the Book of Common Prayer with Myles Coverdale’s translation of the Psalms; the Book of Mormon, containing portions of Isaiah in 2 Nephi; and a Marian Book of Hours, a 15th-century illuminated manuscript containing a number of Psalms.

-- From news release

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