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[–] Tileable 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nice find, I'm not knowledgeable about this stuff, but that's probably valuable.

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[–] clubufo ago 

Here's a few sites on antique Bibles if you're thinking about selling it. Do you know how long it's been in the family you purchased it from?

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[–] munk07 [S] ago 

Thanks, yeah I am not sure what it would be worth right now, its in fairly good shape and I am making sure it stays like that.

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[–] Roger_Mexico 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is a great find and you could probably sell this for over a hundred. Depending on the condition maybe more, I'm definitely not an expert... just a nerd. Due to its semi-unique nature, that bible is more valuable than say a traditional King James Bible printed in the same year.

That particular bible, a 1873 Harding's Royal Edition Holy Bible is particularly interesting. Unlike many bibles printed at the time, that bible contains the Apocrypha, a collection of several "Old Testament" books that are largely considered non-canonical by mainstream Protestants in part because these books were not found in Hebrew. There is also the New Testament Apocrypha but given the date, I strongly doubt any texts are included.

The translated from original tongues part is a reference to the translation movement which produced the King James Version of the bible familiar today. Rather than simply translating the bible from the common Latin translation (known as the Vulgate) scholars attempted to translate each part from its original text. meaning the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew and Aramaic text, while the Apocrypha was translated from the Greek and Latin.

TLDR: you've got yourself a bit of a historical oddity, which is why this bible has more value than the average 1870's bible.

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[–] SlightDraft 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What an incredibly beautiful find! I'm a sucker for old leather-bound books.

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[–] munk07 [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I love old books, you should've seen me when I saw it...a lot like a kid who is going to disneyland for the first time...

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[–] ProperSquare 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

What state/country did you find it in?

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[–] munk07 [S] ago 

Ontario, Canada.

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[–] velvet_shoelace 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

This is a great find, it's obviously a pretty historical piece. I'm assuming you continue to plan on keeping it!

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[–] munk07 [S] ago 

Yes, plan is to hold on to it for a long time while preserving its shape as best as possible..

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[–] velvet_shoelace 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Smart guy!

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[–] wishitwas 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Wow! I was expecting to find something falling apart, but this seems to be in pretty solid condition. I'd love to know what it's worth, if you do get an appraisal.

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[–] munk07 [S] ago  (edited ago)

I`ve had a hard time to find someone local to appraise it for me, I did find these however, http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Philadelphia-William-Harding/dp/B00HCGWFO4 https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/230799527/holy-bible?ref=unav_listing-other There seem to be small differences but they look the same

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[–] elbrundo 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Recording genealogy in family bibles used to be pretty popular. Any sign of that here?

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[–] munk07 [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

No, it seems to have been a community bible (not sure if that is the correct terminology). As in it belonged to a church or town hall not a family.