There are a number of examples in which Altemus did
a small print run of a book for a private organization. This Bible
(B60) appears to have been specially made for "The Elks".
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks initials and symbol is
engraved in gold gilt on the front of this Bible. There are no other
identifying marks on the Bible.
Altemus published Bibles as noted above until the late 1890's. This
Bible was published after 1900 given that the Altemus incorporation is
indicated on the title page.
This Bible is simpler in substance than most Altemus Bibles. None of
the extra features usually seen, i.e. pages for family information,
Smith's dictionary, dictionary of names, etc. are included in this
book. The cover and spine are different from any 19th century Altemus
Bible and are plainer.
Also of note is the change at the bottom of the title page. The usual
"and there was light" has been changed to "The Light of the World".