1878 Ornate Illustrated Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page (Dore) illustrations
Size: 12 x 10 x 4"
Publisher: John E Potter,
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition
VERY GOOD Condition:
an attractively illustrated 1878 Roman Catholic antique family Bible
with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and
artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt
pages. On the
leather spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible " is written. 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 ("The Approved Holy
Catholic Bible - The Holy Bible
translated from the Latin Vulgate ..."). The
text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books
that are often referred to as the Apocrypha. Includes Approbations
by various American Bishops and Cardinals.
Numerous full page
illustrations (some by Gustave Dore) throughout, As well as an
extensive illustrated History of the Bible and Calmet's Catholic
Dictionary of the Bible
Pages for family photographs
also at the end. Unused Matrimony page and some written family
history pages in the middle of the Bible.
This Bible is in a VERY
GOOD/USABLE condition. The
Bible's binding is holding well and be used daily (with care as
always). Pages overall
clean and mostly all are brilliant white/bright.
Original unmarked matrimony page. See the many pictures.
An ornate illustrated antique Roman Catholic family Bible