A Testament of Faith. A leaf from the copy of the first American Bible, translated into the Language of the Algonquian Indians by John Eliot and printed at Cambridge in New England in the Year 1663. With a commentary on its Origins by John Alden.

Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1979. One of eighty-seven copies printed and bound by the Stinehour Press. The Eliot Indian Bible leaf in this copy is from the Book of Psalms and contains Psalms 93-96. Title-page printed in black and blue. Original Eliot Indian Bible leaf tipped-in after title. Bookplate on front pastedown. A fine copy in a near fine glassine dust jacket with a few small nicks. In a blue cloth slipcase, slightly worn. Blue-gray cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Small quarto. [4], 10, [1, colophon] pp. Item #16466

In a day when the motives and good will of the Puritan founders of New England regarding the Indians they found there have been questioned and even disparaged, it is reassuring to recall anew that testament of their faith represented by the Eliot Indian Bible of which these pages enfold a leaf” (p. 1).

Disbound and Dispersed #167.5.

Price: $3,750.00

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