Octavo, full-bound leather, in six volumes. First Edition, First American Printing of Thomas Scott's Family Bible. A special example with provenance.
First owned by Jeremiah Hubbard and Eunice Prout Hubbard, the bible was passed along for numerous generations until the recordation ceased in the very late 1800s. Most notably, Walter Hubbard, the son of Jeremiah and Eunice born September 28th, 1828, was responsible for building the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company, the largest trade in its line of any in the world with stores in Boston, New York and Chicago. He traveled extensively, circling the world with his friends in 1883 to 1884.
He married Abby Ann Bradley, daughter of Levi Bradley and sister to his business partner. Overall the company patented 238 designs and mechanical devices. "By the 1890s, the Bradley and Hubbard name was synonymous with high quality and artistic merit, " said Richard E.
Stamm for the Smithsonian Institution, which has an extensive collection of Bradley and Hubbard manufactured design objects in its collection. In 1895, in a biography of co-founder Nathaniel Bradley, Henry Hall described Bradley & Hubbard as, This company has enjoyed almost phenomenal success, and from a small concern, employing only six workmen, it has grown to own and occupy an immense plant of brick buildings, with a floor area of nearly seven acres, employing about 1,500 operatives, with offices and sales rooms in New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. As of 2016, over 175 Bradley & Hubbard designs are in North American museums and collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Brooklyn Museum; the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal; Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; Connecticut Historical Society, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan; the Historic New England organization in Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY; the Smithsonian in Washington; the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford; and Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven.
A customized interior installation by B&H is also situated in the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT. In 2006-07, Bradley & Hubbard designs were featured in an exhibition A brass menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement curated by Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio in Utica, NY and New York City. The exhibition was described by a New York Times critic as "One of the small, must-see exhibitions this summer". Original full-bound leather presents with wear commensurate with age. Scratches and rubbing to boards with loss.
Cracks to spine with moderate to heavy wear to head and foot of spine showing various degrees of loss. Some separation at bottom and top of hinges, but boards remain securely attached. Substantial loss of title to spine.
Collection consists of Volumes I, III, V, and VI. Family history neatly penned to front endpaper and verso of Volume I. Light spotting and a few marks to pages.
Volume V missing title page. Hubbard family provenance including that of Walter Hubbard, a prominent American figure. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "twobeesrarebooks" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.