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Hillegas (Bucks Co. PA) Bible on Ebay
Posted by: Teresa Arcangel Date: October 10, 2001 at 22:04:40
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A family Bible being auctioned on Ebay at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1473471800


The description includes the following:

Leather Bound German Family Bible 1871 illust


Die Illustrirte Familien - Bibel. This large leather bound Bible is in German and published in the USA. Illustrated with many fine engravings and contains a full color illustrated "family" section to record births, marriages and the like. This large work measures 9 1/4" by 12" with a depth of 3 1/2". Has 880 pages to the actual books of the Bible, and 175 other preface pages which have the bulk of the engravings. The family record section does have names and dates, starting in 1848. In the rear of the book is an attached photograph album of four pages which hold four photos each. In good (only) condition. An attempt (not mine) was made to reattach the front cover. There are some pages in the front that have ragged edges. The front cover was heavily tooled and gilded, but has much wear. This Bible belonged to Edwin Hillegas and his name is so inscribed on the cover. Surprisingly, there is very little foxing, considering the age. I did not find any truly torn pages, but I did not inspect every one. Mr. Hillegas and his wife Caroline's Marriage Certificate goes along with church membership certificate. He was a member of Zion Reformed Church, but nothing says where. He was from Milford in upper Bucks County, PA. That leads me to believe the church was Zion's in Zion Hill, Milford Township, Bucks County



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