1884 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and Haydock notes
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: Fairbanks, Palmer & Co,
VERY GOOD & RESTORED condition
Bible is SOLD
A Nicely PRESERVED ornate and illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims - family Bible adorned with amazing chromolithographs (color engravings). The Bible has a beautiful decorative cover which consists of thick leather covered boards with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and other gold decorations showing Bible related scenes. Attractive gold-decorated 5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - References". Gold gilt pages. The text of this Bible is the Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), being the English translation from the Latin Vulgate ("... diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek and Other Editions in Divers Languages ... with useful notes, critical, historical, controversial and explanatory ... by the late Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock "). 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. Extensive Haydock notes with the Bible text (reads like a modern day study Bible)..
To support the study of this Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical and chronological index; the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible; Extensive section of Scripture Illustrations; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; color maps and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"
Blank presentation page. Unmarked matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament and a section for family portraits at the end of the Bible.
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This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG) and well preserved condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover have been very professionally restored and this Bible can be used daily (with care as always). No writings. Typical wear and discoloring for its age. Some tears, damaged pages etc. Restored unmarked family pages, with marriage certificate. Many plates and engravings. Ever so slightly rubbed cover corners and some wear. Gold gilt pages, clasps and various Gustave Dore plates.
A nicely preserved and attractive Antique Catholic Family Bible