Welcome to the Rare Bible Collection at MOBIA’s resource page. Here you’ll find an array of tools, including videos, historical timelines, and interactive booklets, to help foster a deeper experience with the rare books in our collection.


Virtual Books

Take a virtual tour of the popular Rare Bible Series.



Glossary of Terms

Read-up on rare book related words and definitions.



Audio Tours

6 responses to “Resources

  1. I have a copy of Scofields Reference Bible, copyright 1909. I have taken it to McMaster Framing, in Dundas, Ontario, and he confirmed it is the rare 1909 copy. Just wondering if you are interested and also wondering its value.

  2. Dr. Liana Lupas

    I do apologize for answering your comment so lately. Somehow I failed to find it until today.

    Yes, the Scofield Bible was first published in 1909 and quickly became a much used and much reprinted Bible. Our collection does include a copy of this edition and we do not need a second copy. I am afraid I cannot appraise your Bible for two separate reasons: the policy of our Library is not to do any monetary evaluation, and the value of a book is to some extent determined by its physical condition and cannot be established sight unseen.

    –Dr. Liana Lupas, Curator

  3. I have an old bible by rev james brown and cannot find the date…it has colored engravings and the front reads unto my feet and into the light with a star and cross on the thick front…around the edge it is metal and engraved…the engravings are in very good condition…kronheim j.m. did some of the engravings…could you help the date and value..thanks Mrs. Sandy Henry

  4. My comment is that I see no place to leave a research question: I am interested in the Nouveau Testament privately printed in 1898 in Philadelphia by F. Gutekunst with an illustrating collection of phogravure plates.of photographs of Felix and Adrien Bonfils. Do you have a copy? Or do you have any resources for these photographers? Do you have any information for research with you or elsewhere? Thank you, Susan B. Slocum

  5. Dear Susan:

    I checked both our holdings and the main online catalogues and could not find any information about a New Testament in French published in 1898 in Philadelphia with illustrations by Felix Bonfils and his son Acrien Bonfils. This edition is not listed in the National Union Catalog and not mentioned in and the online catalogs of the Library of Congress and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. The Bonfils, father and son, are well-known photographers and their albums of photographs from the biblical lands are listed in all the catalogs I searched.

    -Liana Lupas

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