A Student of History

July 29, 2006

Old Bible Almost Trashed

Filed under: The strange place called the South — John Maass @ 7:45 pm

From AOL news, a story about what can be found in the garbage (in Va.):

Electrician Michael Hoskins is not averse to browsing when he drops off trash at the Route 41 dump bin, and a recent visit rewarded his curiosity. Hoskins said he discovered a 188-year-old King James Bible. Now he’s fending off offers approaching $1,000 for the find.  A photo of one page is here:

While otherwise intact, the Bible appeared to have fire damage and had watermarks on some of its inner pages. The sheepskin-covered book was printed in Pittsburgh in 1818 and, according to Hoskins’ research, is one of less than half dozen copies in existence.

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