Monday, December 5, 2011

Holy Bible by A. J. Holman & Co.

This is a 1875 Family Bible published by A. J. Holman & Co. It's a relatively common Bible, that we see very often - deterioration of the cover is horrible, but always the sewing is intact. I put this work on my bench yesterday, but haven't actually started it. For, I was busy working on a computer. (I'm cracking my neck and stretching my back right now, if you wanna know how I'm doing after sitting in front of a computer for hours. ahh, I can't imagine how office workers survive this day after day.... ) The client wants the family record in the Bible scanned and burnt on a CD as well as to insert a new set of blank family record pages for the future use. We offer that sort of services here, - create an electric record of the family history, and clean and clear up the already written record pages and insert them. Hey, if you are a bookbinder, (I mean, a bookbinder who restores books.) offer this service to your clients, yeah? It's always nice to see people try to keep their traditions alive. The thing is, we DID have this design of family record pages which has been cleaned and ready to print. But, recently, my master lost his flash drive which contained a collection of blank family record designs that I've worked on over the years. Thus I had to do the clean up process all over again. (with a fee!!!! duh! always!) As a bookbinder, I generally like things that normal people consider as tedious, but something about working on the computer gets me exhausted either physically or mentally. Anyway, it's done, and I'm going to my bench and tackle this Bible now. 

// For the example of the Bible record reproduction, got to my latter post: Bible record reproduction
// For the completed work of this Holy Bible, go to my latter post: A.J.Holman Holy Bible complete


5 comments:

  1. I have this bible in mint coniditon, compeltely in tact. Do you have any information on worth, or information in general?

    Thanks :)

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    1. Hello Brettany,

      Only thing I can say about large Holy Bibles by A.J. Holman is that it's not so uncommon, and normal going rate for large family Bibles like this is like $100~300. - it's not much. As you can imagine, the worth of Family Bibles is usually based on the sentimental value that only matters to the family who owns it, so if your A.J. Holman Bible isn't your family's and still has written family record in it (it's located between the old and new testament, little past the middle of the Bible.), I'd find the family and return it to them if I were you. (They might as well buy it from you. :-)

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    2. Perfect recommendation.

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  2. joe guay: joeguay6@gmail. comFebruary 25, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    I have a German bible copyright 1904.cover peeling but pages in good condition.name in it is rudolph wagles/lovina kennel 1928.emanuel wagler 1931.any info? Value.etc.joeguay6@gmail. com

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    1. Humm,, I'm a bookbinder, not a bookseller. So you should contact an appropriate specialist. ;-)

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