MATTHEW 1:1-3:9. Title. “The Birth of Jesus – the Christ”. Printed in Worcester, MA by Isaiah Thomas, 1791. FIRST EDITION. Royal Quarto. Herbert 1356; Hills 30. The Thomas Bible lays equal claim, by no more than 3 months, to the Isaac Collins Bible for the “First Family Bible” printed in the newly constituted USA using paper made in the USA; the Thomas Bible being more elaborate in illustrations and in woodcut initials than the plainer Collins Bible. This, the first page of the New Testament, is very rare to find esp without being torn or worn away. This leaf is in EXCELLENT condition for the paper, with ageing evident on the front recto side. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal. Leaf and COA set in a large, 100% archival, museum-quality Bifold Portfolio. Priority Shipping is included in the price.