A folio size Netherlandse Family Bijbel (Dutch language family Bible) of the 1890ies with a gold decorated/embossed leather cover as well as gold embossed lettering and the text "BIJBEL" on the front and spine and 2 fully operational clasps with brass metal corners.
The Bible contains the complete text of the Old and New Testament ("Statenvertaling'). It is extensively illustrated with beautiful full page exquisite color engravings/illustrations (chromolithographs) and color maps. The Bible also has a very extensive commentary included with the text as chapter introductions and a very large number of side notes and footnotes. Included are also a book of Psalms and Hymns set to music plus the Catechism for the Dutch Reformed Church and a section of Hymns (Evangelische Gezangen) set to music for the Dutch Reformed Congregations outside Holland (dated 1886). There are gold illuminated blank marriage page and family records pages in the front. Also pages for family pictures.
The Bible's binding, spine and cover are in a fully functional (very
professionally restored) condition and this Bible can easily be used on a daily
basis. All pages are present and the pages and illustrations are in remarkably
good condition. Original, never used family pages. No writing anywhere. Some
scuffs and wear to the covers.