This SUBLIME in 'As-New' condition - 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, PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition.
It contains a large number of attractive, very rare (for this publishing date) and well preserved lithographs of original paintings, mostly Gustave Dore, 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 selected from the Great Standard Authors of Europe and America ... the commentaries condensed and the whole edited by the Rev John Eadie ... Cassell and Company"
Includes a significant number of beautiful full page Gustave Dore engravings!.
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, a Biblical Cyclopedia and the Psalms in Metre.
This Bible is in an 'As-New' and EXCELLENT condition. 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. Very clean pages. The covers and spine as well as the lithographs are quite pristine. Original blank family registry pages.
A SUBLIME illustrated antique family Bible