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Assassinated President James Garfield-owned family

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Garfield Family Bible
(JAMES A. GARFIELD) The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of their books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:
"Holy Bible / References," Eyre & Spottiswoode, Queen's Printers, London. No printed date of publication. 1000 pages with 176 page addendum (" The Queen's Printers' Aids to the Student of the Holy Bible..." ) plus" Glossary of Bible Words,"" Concordance to the Old and New Testaments," and an" Index to the Scripture Atlas" with 12 color maps. Dark brown full grain morocco covers with overlapping yapped edges, tears at corners, bumped, worn at all edges. Gilt lettered in Old English on the black leather front pastedown" Mary Garfield." Mary" Mollie" Garfield (1867-1947) was the Garfields' daughter. She was 16 when she signed her Bible.
Four raised bands on spine, gilt-lettered" Holy Bible / References" and, at the lower edge, "For Bible Teachers." Gilt pages at top, bottom, and fore edges. Signed" Mollie Garfield / September 1883." on a blank flyleaf; separated from the binding, it has been reattached, as has the black front free endpaper. Title page is missing as are one or two front leaves. The first printed page present, chipped at lower right, is a dedication" To the Most High and Mighty Prince James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c..." Book is basically internally sound; text block of pages 707-734 and 835-862 loose. Penciled notations in unidentified hand on back free endpaper and pastedown. Minor faults. Good condition.
17-year-old Lucretia Rudolph had first met 18-year-old James Garfield in 1849 when they were classmates at Geauga Seminary in Chester, Ohio. At Geauga, James was converted under the instructions of a Campbellite preacher, was baptized and received into that denomination. He became an intensely devout Campbellite, a Disciple of Christ. Lucretia's family were devout members of the Disciples of Christ. In 1850, Lucretia entered Hiram Eclectic Institute, the Disciples' principal educational institution. In 1851, Garfield entered Hiram. While a student there, he became a Minister in the Disciples of Christ Church. They began dating. When James went on to Williams College in Massachusetts in 1853, their relationship continued through correspondence. In 1854, Lucretia graduated from the Eclectic Institute and became a teacher, James and Lucretia were married in 1858.
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Lot 0071 Details

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Garfield Family Bible
(JAMES A. GARFIELD) The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of their books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:
"Holy Bible / References," Eyre & Spottiswoode, Queen's Printers, London. No printed date of publication. 1000 pages with 176 page addendum (" The Queen's Printers' Aids to the Student of the Holy Bible..." ) plus" Glossary of Bible Words,"" Concordance to the Old and New Testaments," and an" Index to the Scripture Atlas" with 12 color maps. Dark brown full grain morocco covers with overlapping yapped edges, tears at corners, bumped, worn at all edges. Gilt lettered in Old English on the black leather front pastedown" Mary Garfield." Mary" Mollie" Garfield (1867-1947) was the Garfields' daughter. She was 16 when she signed her Bible.
Four raised bands on spine, gilt-lettered" Holy Bible / References" and, at the lower edge, "For Bible Teachers." Gilt pages at top, bottom, and fore edges. Signed" Mollie Garfield / September 1883." on a blank flyleaf; separated from the binding, it has been reattached, as has the black front free endpaper. Title page is missing as are one or two front leaves. The first printed page present, chipped at lower right, is a dedication" To the Most High and Mighty Prince James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c..." Book is basically internally sound; text block of pages 707-734 and 835-862 loose. Penciled notations in unidentified hand on back free endpaper and pastedown. Minor faults. Good condition.
17-year-old Lucretia Rudolph had first met 18-year-old James Garfield in 1849 when they were classmates at Geauga Seminary in Chester, Ohio. At Geauga, James was converted under the instructions of a Campbellite preacher, was baptized and received into that denomination. He became an intensely devout Campbellite, a Disciple of Christ. Lucretia's family were devout members of the Disciples of Christ. In 1850, Lucretia entered Hiram Eclectic Institute, the Disciples' principal educational institution. In 1851, Garfield entered Hiram. While a student there, he became a Minister in the Disciples of Christ Church. They began dating. When James went on to Williams College in Massachusetts in 1853, their relationship continued through correspondence. In 1854, Lucretia graduated from the Eclectic Institute and became a teacher, James and Lucretia were married in 1858.

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