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Publication Date: 1814

This is the remarkably fine copy of the first Hebrew Bible printed in America. This version, containing the 24 books of the Hebrew old Testament, is a reprint of the popular text by Everard Van Der Hooght, first printed in Amsterdam in 1705. A proposal was put forward in 1812, and "the undertaking was strongly recommended by many clergymen of the first talents and learning, and a considerable number of subscriptions for the work were obtained by him." In 1813 the rights for this edition were transferred to the well-known publisher Dobson, famous in American printing history for producing a monumental 18-volume encyclopedia with more than 500 full-page engravings in 1799. #0036-0037

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