ca 1870 SUBLIME Illustrated Roman Catholic Family Bible, clasps, unmarked family pages and amazing gold gauffered edges
Size: 12" x 10" x 3.5
Publisher: William T Amies, Philadelphia.
VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
An astounding antique Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page engravings in a beautiful condition. On the spine in gold letters the text "Holy Bible" is written. The Bible has a fully functional closing clasps. The edges of the pages are gold gilt with gauffered decorations, including a large cross - amazing piece of art!!!
Also the covers of the Bible have gold embossed decorations - including a cross. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English translation from the Latin Vulgate (" ... New and Improved Illustrated Edition of the Douay Bible - the Holy Catholic Family Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate..."), which are included on the same page as the Bible text and it reads like a modern day study Bible. The Bible covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha (which are included with the Old Testament).
This beautiful Bible also contains an extensively illustrated Catholic Dictionary of the Bible, and various tables and overviews. There is a color printed unmarked (never used) illuminated marriage certificate, blank family record pages and pages for pictures in the back.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are professionally rebacked and this Bible can easily be used on a daily basis. All pages are present, no writings, typical occasional staining spots, clean and white paper. Original unmarked (some writing removed on a few of the history pages - see pictures) family pages.
A TRUE antique Piece of Art with BEAUTIFUL gauffered gold edges!