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Autograph Letter Signed "Clark Rice" on behalf of John Holbrook's Publishing Co., 1pp. quarto, Brattleboro, Vermont, May 27, 1823, and reads in part: "...Just as we were packing the Bible for Napoleon in Exile we rec'd yours requesting spellings instead. We have no great objection to this change if your books are put accordingly, namely at 40 pc off..." Very good condition. John Holbrook (1761-1838) was a publisher and entrepreneur. An early settler of Brattleboro, Vermont, Holbrook was notable for initiating a publishing industry there. Holbrook's businesses began to publish editions of the Bible, and ultimately issued 42. A devoted member of Brattleboro's East Village Congregational Church, in 1816 Holbrook was appointed a deacon, and was frequently addressed by that title afterwards. The Holbrook Bibles were noted for their extensive illustrations and high quality paper, which made the type easier to read. The positive reputation Holbrook's Bibles developed was an effective marketing tool, and Holbrook's publishing businesses proved successful.
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The Bible for Napoleon in Exile

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