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I wish to express my grateful thanks to Mrs. Carolyn Horton who reported on the Salisbury Bible. When the book came to her hands for restoration, the inscription of my title was at the foot of the spine and she immediately recognized its importance. In addition I wish to thank Mrs. Lila Nash, Town Clerk of Salisbury, for bringing the Bible out of its hiding place, and Timothy Trace, antiquarian bookseller, for urging its restoration.


MS., Town Meeting Records, Salisbury, Conn., 1784-1849.


Gazette of the United States, April 25, 1796.


MS., Robert Aitken's Waste-book, 1771-1802 (in the Library Company of Philadelphia), p. 669, 674.


In December, 1961, Carol and Willman Spawn mounted an exhibition of the work of Robert Aitken, in the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Bible, lent by a private collector, is described in a review of the exhibition in TLS, February 24, 1961.


This copy is now in the Wellesley College Library.


R. G. Silver, "The Boston Book Trade, 1790-1799," Essays Honoring Lawrence C. Wroth (1951), p. 292, 294.


Columbian Centinel, June 15, 1799.


Centinel, December 21, 1799.


Centinel, November 10, 1804.


Independent Chronicle, November 12, 1804.


Chronicle, November 15, 1804.


A List of London Bookbinders, 1648-1815 (1950); H. G. Brown & M. O. Brown, A Directory of the Book-Arts and Book Trade in Philadelphia to 1820 (1950); A Directory of Printing, Publishing, Bookselling and Allied Trades in Rhode Island to 1865 (1958); A Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, Printers, and Publishers in New York City, 1633-1820 (1942).


Edwin Wolf, II, "A Signed American Binding on the First American Edition of Shakespeare," Shakespeare Quarterly, XII (1961), 153.


Gazette of the United States, October 26, 1798, taken from the original file of eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements of Philadelphia craftsmen, compiled by P. P. Prime, now in the library of Winterthur Museum.


H. D. French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand," Bookbinding in America, ed. by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt (1941), p. 82.


The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md., The History of Bookbinding, 525-1950 A.D., an Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958 (1957), No. 616.