Ornate and VERY Large Illustrated Antique Dutch Study and Family
Size: 15" x 12", 4"
Publisher: S van Velzen, Kampen
VERY GOOD condition
In a WELL PRESERVED condition: an extensive and comprehensive 1868 Illustrated (Dutch language) Antique Family Bible. This very large (15"x12") Family Bible has intricate decorated covers and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Bijbel". The Bible text is the (Dutch - Netherlands) Statenbijbel (State Bible) for the Old and New Testaments.
A large Netherlands Bijbel of the end of the 19th century containing the complete text of the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha ("Statenvertaling'): "Biblia, dat is de gansche Heilige Schrifture vervattende alle de canonijke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments door last van de Hooh-Mog.Heeren Staten Generael van de Vereenighde Nederlanden en volgens het besluit van de synode-nationaal gehouden te Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619 uyt de oorspronckelicke talen in onze Nederlandsche tale getrouwelick overgeset."
Besides a number of full page exquisite engravings/illustrations, this Bible also has a very extensive commentary included with the text as chapter introductions and a very large number of side notes and footnotes. The Bible has special metal points mounted on the back to support the Bible as it is read and stored. Large fold-out map in the back of the Bible. Scroll down for many pictures!
This antique Bible is in a VERY GOOD condition. The Bible's binding, and spine/covers are in a solid and solid working (professionally restored) order (treat with care). There is minor wear to the leather binding. All pages of this bible are firmly attached to the binding. All the pages of the Bible are present and are in clean and attractive condition with some occasional typical age related foxing and smaller damages. The first pages on the Bible have some small tears and rough edges A clean and attractive antique Large Dutch Family Bible.