Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman Company, 1971. Full Leather. As. 280, 166 [Concordance], 22,  maps pp. 8vo. Flexible black leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker. Black leather binding. Housed in custom clamshell box. Fine.
A unique, humorous, and poignant item, E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal Bible. Unique in that White has signed the Bible on the second free endpaper, humorous in that he has filled out the pre-printed gift presentation page to himself on May 28, 1975, on the occasion of "his buying a new Bible," and poignant that the only indication of any use is his recording of the death of his wife on the pre-printed page for family information: "Katharine Sergeant White July 20, 1977."
According to Martha White, granddaughter of the Whites, neither were religious but as Katharine's health was declining in 1975 she may have asked E.B. to buy a Bible in which to record her death--which he did two years later. Katharine S. White (1892-1977) was the longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker where she met E.B. White in the late 1920s; they were married in 1929. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White.