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. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 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