Bauman Rare Books, Las Vegas, to Exhibit Rare Bibles

Bauman Rare Books announces an exceptional exhibit featuring a collection of rare Bibles and related works produced from the 15th through the 19th century. The exhibit, open to the public, is located within Bauman’s gallery at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas, NV. Entitled “In the Beginning was the Word: The Bible Through the Ages,” the collection includes extraordinarily scarce and important family, pulpit and study Bibles that are fit for a place in any major Biblical collection. According to David Bauman, proprietor and co-founder of Bauman Rare Books, Bibles are among the most popular types of books desired by collectors because they usually have immense historical and sentimental value.

Included in the exhibit are such volumes as the Aitken Bible, the first complete English Bible printed in the U.S, with an estimated value of $150,000; a first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, $32,000; the first edition of the Rheims New Testament, the first Roman Catholic translation into English, $24,000; the beautifully illustrated Macklin Bible, $21,000; the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, $10,000; and a rare microform 50-page fragment from a King James Bible carried to the moon on Apollo 14, $13,500. The exhibit also includes works with significant Biblical content, such as the Book of Common Prayer with Myles Coverdale’s translation of the Psalms; the Book of Mormon, containing portions of Isaiah in 2 Nephi; and a Marian Book of Hours, a 15th-century illuminated manuscript containing a number of Psalms.


WHEN: June 4 - 30, 2013

Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.


WHERE: Bauman Rare Books at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian / Palazzo

3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 



David and Natalie Bauman began their company in 1973 with their first investment in a box of 18th-century imprints, a love of literature and history, and a sense that this could be an interesting way to make a living. Forty years later, with the addition of some 45 dedicated and talented researchers, salespersons, and creative personnel, Bauman Rare Books has evolved into one of the finest and most respected antiquarian book firms in existence today. With locations in three great cities—Madison Avenue in New York; Center City in Philadelphia; and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas —the company is distinguished by its extraordinary inventory, meticulous research and exceptional customer service. Bauman has worked with both individual and corporate collectors to build some of the most extensive and impressive rare book collections in America today.

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