ca 1870 Majestic (Color) Illustrated National Comprehensive Family Bible, brass corners and clasps, Scott and Henry commentary and unmarked family pages - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    ca 1870 Majestic (Color) Illustrated National Comprehensive  Family Bible, brass corners and clasps, Scott and Henry commentary and unmarked family pages
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 3.5"         
Publisher: Thorne & Company, London
close to EXCELLENT condition                   
Bible is SOLD
This majestic - chromolithograph (color) -  illustrated Antique - National Comprehensive Family Bible has ornate brass corners, fully functional metal clasps and gold gilt pages, It is in a beautifully preserved, close to EXCELLENT condition.
It contains a large number of attractive, very rare (for this publishing date) and well preserved  lithographs of original paintings from the classic masters plus a serious of stunning color engravings. The Bible (King James version) itself contains an extensive on-page Scott and Henry commentary (reads like a modern day study Bible).
"The National Comprehensive Family Bible - the Holy Bible with the commentaries of Scott and Henry and containing many thousand critical and explanatory notes ... the commentaries condensed and the whole edited by the Rev John Eadie ... " Apart from the Old and New Testament, there is a beautifully decorated,  family registry and  portrait section, various tables and indices and an extensive Concordance (Biblical Cyclopedia).
Binding is excellent (antiquarian quality restored) condition, you can use the Bible daily without needing to worry about the binding. All pages are present, no writings, no tears.  Clean white paper - a little occasional foxing.  The covers and spine as well as the lithographs are quite pristine. Restored blank family registry pages. A beautiful English antique family Bible 
 
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