Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1871. Later edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 9"). , V, , 1000pp (Old Testament), , 375, pp (New Testament), pp (Concordance), XII (Index), pp (Family Records). Original full leather with embossed decoration and gilt lettering to front cover (Pres. to Marcus F. King by his wife). Spine with embossed decoration and gold lettering. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece for each Testament. Illustrated half-title (Old Testament), and illustrated title for each book throughout.
This 1871 edition of Ingram Cobbin's Illustrated Domestic Bible contains hundreds of in-text wood engravings, as well as six full-page steel-engravings after paintings by Nicolas Poussin, and Rembrandt (the four other plates are not signed), and three duo-tone maps executed by E. L. Mitchell & Co., and W. & A. K. Johnston.
There is an extensive family section (with records of the King family from Marcus F. King's birth in 1826 until his death in 1903). The family portrait pages in the back have not been used.
Binding rubbed along edges and on covers. 4 1/2" closed tear along upper front joint. Fly leaf, engraved frontispiece and title page detached but present. Moderate age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #40880
About the author: Ingram Cobbin (1777-1851) was an independent minister born in London in December 1777, and educated at Hoxton Academy. He became minister at South Molton in 1802, and afterwards officiated at Banbury, Holloway, Putney, Crediton, Worcester, and Lymington. For some time he acted as secretary to the British and Foreign School Society, and in 1819 he was appointed the first secretary of the Home Missionary Society. Ill-health compelled him to retire from the ministry in 1828, and he thenceforward devoted his energies at his residence in Camberwell to the compilation of a large number of scholastic and biblical works, among which may be mentioned his "Evangelical Synopsis," his "Condensed," "Portable," "Domestic," "Analytical," and "Oriental Commentaries," "'The Book of Popery," (1840); and "Bible Remembrancer" (1848).