Hartford: American Publishing, 1876. 8vo (9.6", 24.4 cm). , 892, 276 pp.
First and only edition translated by Julia Evelina Smith (1793-1886), the first woman to translate the entire Bible. The author was an outspoken worker for women's rights, such as suffrage and taxation of unenfranchised women, and the abolition of slavery. The most talented of her sisters, themselves noted for their exceptional talents according to the Hartford Times, Smith relates in her preface that she wrote out the text "five times, twice from the Greek, twice from the Hebrew, and once from the Latin."
Hills 1876. DAB p.233. Publisher's pebbled brown cloth front panel with gilt-stamped title within blind-stamped borders, gilt-titled spine recently rebacked with original cloth cockled, one corner restored. Hinges neatly reinforced, front pastedown affixed with newspaper article on the Smith sisters, with no shadow. One page has lower edge with short tear, not affecting text; clean pages. Very Good+. Item #868