Offor, George, Esq.
GEORGE OFFOR (1787–1864) was born at No. 3, Postern Row, Tower Hill, England, where his father (George Offor, Sr.) was a book-seller. He trusted in Jesus as his savior very early in life and was a Baptist. He began his own business selling old books, and he became proficient in obtaining rare books for clients. He was a literary editor, bibliographer, and prodigious book collector. He was employed in many government offices and was on many boards. He was the principal agent in formation of East London Auxiliary Sunday School Union. After his death, his huge collection was to be auctioned at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, in London, on the 27th of June, 1865, for 10 days. A catalogue of the auction was published. Sadly, there was a fire was on the 29th of June. Some 500 of the rare editions of John Bunyan's works were scheduled for sale on the 5th day. The damage was thought to be extensive.
Books from George Offor:
1. The Works of John Bunyan – Vol. 1. (Editor, introductions and notes.)
2. The Works of John Bunyan – Vol. 2. (Editor, introductions and notes.)
3. The Works of John Bunyan – Vol. 3. (Editor, introductions and notes.)
4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Memoir of William Tyndale.)
5. Remarkable Providences Illustrative of the Earlier Days of American Colonization. (Introduction.)
6. Hebrew Psalter.
7. An Easy Introduction to Reading the Hebrew Language.
8. The Triumph of Henry VIII over the Usurpations of the Church, and the Consequences of Papal Supremacy.
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