Book People | September 2021 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Video Fridays: David M. Rubenstein’s Bible Collection

Credit: David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection

The first Bible printed in America: John Eliot’s “Indian Bible,” Mamusse Wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God. Cambridge, 1663 & 1661.

Get a three-minute introduction to the historic American Bibles and religious texts in the collection of David M. Rubenstein (the billionaire book collector and philanthropist profiled in our spring 2020 issue).

Rubenstein’s Bibles were on exhibit at the New-York Historical Society in 2019, and beginning October 1, more of his rare Americana will be on view there in Close Encounters in the Colonies: Treasures from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection.