posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 04:47 PM
Now I have got a few old bibles , including one which has got a significant difference about it . I heard of one whch had been lost from the Oxford
Bodliean Library , and they were offering money to get it back . Apparently it was unique . I wonder if its the one I've got ? For one thing it is now
in tatters when it used to be in reasonabl condition with the gold edged leaf . It s been well read and well brandished at folk . Its simply leather
bound with a few pressed endorsements on the covers , and gold writing saying Holy Bible . It was produced in 1888 or 66 if I remember rightly .
So I am wondering while I might just collect a few more , how valuable do we think they are ? Old bibles , the nice King James variety are hard to get
. Theres only a few places to find them for sale . Perhaps this is of interest to people , that a hard copy , particularly ones from some time ago is
one thing to have and to keep hold of . For the sake of having one to read , if nothing else at all . Modern translations can be overwritten with a
persons particular pc , or a groups rhetoricals . Whereas a hard copy is not something which can alter , doesnt need power , only light , to be read .
The genuity of old bibles is something hard to match . They represent actions which have been undertaken , which cannot further be undone . The actual
age is irrelevant , but the age of the type is where the value is .
How much should old copies be passed on for ? Guesses in dollars or pounds are welcome. The next one I buy I will put down how much I paid for it and
what it is like/analysed via google
Has anyone got old bibles and how old are they
edit on 4-8-2012 by ZIPMATT because: (no reason given)