A Fabulous Find

As many of you know, my dear husband Mr. C is a Baptist preacher. If you are married to a preacher, you will very likely understand why Mr. C is always on the lookout for one more Bible to add to his collection. A few days ago Mr. C located a beautiful brown Cambridge Cameo Wide- Margin KJV Bible with a water buffalo calfskin binding at an online bookstore. It had been sitting around somewhere for over 28 years. These are very rare Bibles and are increasingly difficult to come by. The Bible was located in Oregon, but it amazingly made its way to our home in less than 48 hours (this must be a new record for the good 'ole USPS). Mr. C was very impressed with the condition of this Bible, and he was thrilled with the price, which was remarkably below what the seller could have gotten for it. He mentioned something about it passing it along to me when my Bible wears out, but that won't happen for quite a while since he gave me a brand new burgundy wide-margin Bible this year for my birthday. What a sweet guy! It is the first wide-margin Bible that I have owned, and I have found it so helpful to have plenty of room in the margin to write notes from sermons and Bible studies. If you are an avid note taker and are always running out of room, a wide-margin Bible may be just what you need!
Psalm 12:6-7 "The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Mr. C's latest treasure.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006
A Fabulous Find
As many of you know, my dear husband Mr. C is a Baptist preacher. If you are married to a preacher, you will very likely understand why Mr. C is always on the lookout for one more Bible to add to his collection. A few days ago Mr. C located a beautiful brown Cambridge Cameo Wide- Margin KJV Bible with a water buffalo calfskin binding at an online bookstore. It had been sitting around somewhere for over 28 years. These are very rare Bibles and are increasingly difficult to come by. The Bible was located in Oregon, but it amazingly made its way to our home in less than 48 hours (this must be a new record for the good 'ole USPS). Mr. C was very impressed with the condition of this Bible, and he was thrilled with the price, which was remarkably below what the seller could have gotten for it. He mentioned something about it passing it along to me when my Bible wears out, but that won't happen for quite a while since he gave me a brand new burgundy wide-margin Bible this year for my birthday. What a sweet guy! It is the first wide-margin Bible that I have owned, and I have found it so helpful to have plenty of room in the margin to write notes from sermons and Bible studies. If you are an avid note taker and are always running out of room, a wide-margin Bible may be just what you need!
Psalm 12:6-7 "The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Mr. C's latest treasure.
7 Comments:
Blogger Susan said...
Ahhh . . . very nice! That's a great find for your dh. I use a wide-margin too, and love the ease of writing notes in the margins. Although I didn't really know what style of note-taker I was at first, and some of my pages bug me now! LOL But it's so neat to be reading along and run upon something that was preached from that passage and have the notes right there. I also like to write definitions in mine.

Blogger Happymama said...
My hubby is not a preacher, but her certainly has his share of Bibles. He likes to "collect" them as well. And of course, they are ALL KJV, AMEN~~

~Kristi

Blogger Copper's Wife said...
I've used a wide margin Bible for years, but I've never seen margins as in your husband's new Bible! What a treasure! And what a blessing that the price was good and the shipping so speedy!

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
"Hello, my name is Mrs.B and I'm a Bible-a-holic." LOL Just kidding!

I **LOVE** Bibles.....I have so many of them, all KJB! And I love to look inside of other people's Bibles.

I'm absolutely drooling over your husband's new treasure. Good for him!

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Blogger Amy said...
That's a lovely Bible. I still have the NIV student Bible I was given for my sixteenth birthday. It's been annoying me for years, lol! There's all these corny notes in there for teenagers that don't apply to me anymore, and I don't agree with many of them anyway. I'm constantly getting distracted by them. Perhaps I should just "bite the bullet" and get a new Bible - after all, I HAVE used this one for fourteen years!

Blogger Mrs.R said...
Ok, I can testify that Mrs. B does have a lot of Bibles, LoL!

I love the smell of leather Bibles although I would look pretty weird smelling a Bible in church : )

Blogger Mona said...
That is really neat that he was able to find a rare Bible like this! What a blessing :o)

I have been collecting Bibles too, but mostly so that I can perhaps actually read one some time since a few pages are missing out of this one, and a few out of that one etc...between the twins and the dog I have really had it with buying new Bibles, lol! Would be nice to collect just to enjoy!

Anyway, wonderful share, and am so glad that you were able to find such a great find!!

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