Anyhow, it's old and is falling apart. One day, the spine's binding began to come apart, and inside was this:
It's an advertisement for another edition of a bible, or something related to it. So it appears that even back in the 1800s, they were recycling!
Here's another book we have, this one a very beaten up copy of Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, published in 1891:
Hey, what's that bit of color peaking out from the torn binding of the spine?
I can't really tell what it is, other than perhaps an old advertisement. For oranges? Peaches? I don't know, but it's been hidden in the binding for about a hundred and twenty years. I think that's pretty cool.
Now if only I could find an early draft of the Declaration of Independence hidden away in one of these old bindings...