A LOADED and nicely preserved
Salesman Pictorial Family Bibles Sampler as used by salesmen/agents
for A.J. Holman of Philadelphia (so this sampler was for agents of
the Holman publishing company itself - Holman was the actual printer
of most large family Bibles of those days having many other
companies/representatives selling their Bibles under other
publisher's name as well) dating from
1892/the 1890ies period.
This Salesman Bible Sampler
offers examples of numerous different styles for the English and
German language 'Pictorial Family Bible' Examples of contents,
covers and spines are all included in this extensive sampler,
including also many full page color lithographs and Gustave Dore
engravings plus examples of the many, many other features, essays
and illustrations offered in Holman's family Bible.
There are also pricelists and
subscribers pages included plus many of the original inserted instruction notes for the
salesmen are still present.
Salesman Bible is in al VERY GOOD and COMPLETE condition. The
binding is original and still is sound but use (as always) with care. This Sampler is very
complete, even almost all of the salesman instruction slips/notes
are still present and attached. There is NO writing.
Preserved gold embossing on the edges of the covers.
There is some wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the
leather. Few rough pages in the beginning and an
occasional tear throughout. A very attractive piece of Bible