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I wish the seller luck, truly, but the youtube presentation is terrible - in fact, it's an insult to terrible. It serves no purpose whatsoever. That is not the way to open an 1854 leather Bible, even if the hinges are reinforced and he's wearing gloves. Those joints will not withstand that sort of abuse for very long. It's okay, but not even remotely unique. You'd better give him some handling and packing instructions if you win. His Fedex shipping claim means he's going to eat the postage. That's not a good thing to anticipate from a guy with 9 feedback.
Typically, ongoing auctions are not to be discussed on the forum. That said, in the interest of you the customer........
The familial history pages are blank, but as you can see from the middle of the front board, via the youtube video and pictures, there are previous owner’s initials present and not mentioned in the listing. Also, there is a clear indication of offsetting at the 4:18 mark, again not identified in the listing. Makes you wonder what else they "forgot" to mention. The bibliographic information such as pagination, specific condition description, etc, are not given, leading me to speculate that this person has no clue about books and thus the “date of publication” could be erroneous as well with no image of the actual title page offered only the extra title page for the New Testament. In my somewhat limited opinion, this thing screams 1860’s or later. But hey, what do I know? If considering the item I would certainly inquire as to the method they used to acquire the date.
I will not comment on the value or merit of purchase. I would note however, that at the end of the listing you are instructed that there will be a $75 dollar shipping fee to the U.S.
With over 6 days left on the auction, I would not presume that a lack of bids is saying anything much either way on this item. Most action happens at auctions on Ebay these days in the final few minutes of a listing.
p.s. I love the guy that is wearing gloves whilst smudging the text and illustrations in some odd and telling manner as if anyone could see what the hell he was pointing at through the glare. While the cameraman gives him detailed instructions such as “go ahead and talk if you want to, I can edit it out”. The sad part is someone actually watched\posted this video and knows full well that the viewer can see absolutely nothing.