A complete and comprehensive
Salesman Pictorial Parallel-Column Family Bible Sampler as used by salesmen/agents
for D.D. Darrow &Co. (A.J. Holman was the actual
printer of most large family Bibles of those days having many other
companies/representatives selling their Bibles under other
publisher's name as well) dating from 1880ies.
This Salesman Bible Sampler
offers examples of 6 different styles for the English language 'New Pictorial
Parallel Family Bible' ranging in pricing from $5.00 for the "Arabesque
Leather" version (No. 1) through $15.00 for the "German Morocco" version (No.
6). Examples of
contents, covers and spines are all included in this VERY extensive
sampler. In this Salesman Bible, this
Bible is also offered in the German language ("Die Neue
Illustrirte Heilige Schrift"), offered in 6 styles), including
examples of this version.
Just about all of the special
'pink' and 'yellow' slips with instructions/information for the
salesman are still included.
The binding is holding well (not restored, so handle with care). This Sampler is
complete, even almost all of the salesman instruction slips/notes are still
present and attached. Few somewhat loose pages in the beginning. There is
NO writing. Preserved gold embossing on the edges of the covers. There is some
wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the leather. A very nice salesman