ca 1895 Gorgeous color illustrated Combination Family Bible with unmarked family pages, Hofmann and Thorvaldsen galleries, and clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     ca 1895 Gorgeous color illustrated Combination Family Bible with unmarked family pages, Hofmann and Thorvaldsen galleries, and clasps
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher: Gately & Fitzgerald, Philadelphia
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition
Bible is SOLD
A GORGEOUS (color) illustrated Self-Pronouncing Pictorial edition of a Family Holy Combination Bible, including numerous full page engravings, chromolithographs (color engravings and plates) and color maps from the mid 1890ies. Gold gilt pages and fully functional closing clasps. This very attractive Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers and spine, with Bible related decorations.  The Bible text is the King James (Authorized Version of 1611)  for the Old and New Testament and Apocrypha. Additionally all the changes the Revised Version of 1881 are included as foot notes on each page (this is called a Combination Bible).
 Besides the Bible text itself, there are extensive other resources included, like: the Apocrypha, Psalms in Metre; color maps and color engravings; a History of the Books of the Holy Bible, beautifully illustrated; Natural History of the Bible; Biographical Sketches of the Translators, Reformers and Martyrs; The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; Stories of Old Testament Heroes; My Father's House; Captivating Bible Stories for Young; Proverbs of Solomon; Parables of our Lord; Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists; Historical Illustrations of Bible Text; Four thousand Questions and Answers; The Hofmann Gallery of New Testament illustrations and the Thorvaldsen Gallery, and much more, including a complete Cruden's concordance; Complete and Practical Household Bible Dictionary, and the Parables of Jesus in beautiful color illustrations.
There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages.
The Bible's binding is professionally restored and can be handled without concerns. No writings, complete Bible. Clean pages.  Minor typical wear for its age. Restored family pages, with engraved marriage certificate. Tear through title page (no loss). Many color plates and engravings.
A GORGEOUS color family combination Bible
 
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