1886 Ornate (Gustave Dore) Illustrated Parallel Family Holy Bible with unmarked family pages and original closing clasp - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     1886 Ornate (Gustave Dore) Illustrated Parallel Family Holy Bible with unmarked family pages and original closing clasp
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher: Bible Publishing House, Syracuse, New York
Bible is SOLD
 In a GREAT condition: an extensive and comprehensive 1886 Illustrated Antique Parallel Family Bible including numerous full page (many Gustave Dore) engravings, chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. Gold gilt pages and closing clasp. This large and pristine Family Bible has intricate decorated covers (showing  various Bible scenes, including Solomon's Judgment and the finding of Moses) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible" and "The Old and New Versions in Parallel Columns - 2000 illustrations".  The Bible text is the King James Version plus the Revised Version for the Old and New Testaments presented in parallel columns for easy comparison.
 Besides the Bible text itself, there are extensive other resources included, like: the Apocrypha, the Psalms in Metre; color maps; Complete History of All the Books of the Bible, beautifully illustrated;  Cities and Towns of the Bible, with descriptive scenes and events; Biblical Scenery; Manners and Customs of the Ancients; History of the Translation of the Bible; The Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple; Scenes in the Life of Christ;  Gallery of Scripture Illustrations;; and much more, including a complete Crudens concordance, 4000 questions and answers and a Comprehensive Bible Dictionary. "The Whole Embellished with 2000 Scripture Illustrations on Steel, Wood and in Colors."
 Presentation page (unmarked) in the front and blank never used family registry pages and wedding page before the New Testament - also pages for family pictures in the back! DAILY USABLE condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are professionally restored and the Bible can be used daily (with care as always).  Complete Bible. Minor typical wear for its age. Clean covers and spine. Restored family pages and original fully functional clasp.
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