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COUCH BIBLE

This Bible is in the Perth Museum archives.

This is a large-format Bible with imitation leather binding and gold- trimmed page edges. The Bible is in perfect shape and shows no sign of having been used.
Although there is a printed "Family Register" page at the front of the Bible, it is blank. The inscription described here is on the flyleaf, which is the blank page preceding. The inscription is written in large flowing script with black ink.

Partial transcription of the title page:
                                 The

                             ILLUSTRATED

                             FAMILY BIBLE

                                  ..
                                .etc.
                                  ..
                               GLASGOW.
                      PUBLISHED BY ANDREW DONALD
                                1850.


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                              Presented

                                  To

                           Mr. Arthur Couch

                                  By

                 A Number of the Inhabitants of Perth

                              as a Token

                  Of their approbation of his heroic

                   and humane exertions to recover

                    the body of the late lamented

                         Joshua Moorhouse, -

                         drowned in the River

                          Tay, on the Even-

                             ing of 21st

                              July 1852

Perth, 24th July
             1852

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