ca 1900 Delicious (Dore) Illustrated Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and extensive notes, with color Stations of the Cross - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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ca 1900 Delicious (Dore) Illustrated  Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and extensive notes, with color Stations of the Cross
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4"
VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) and DAILY USABLE condition
Bible is SOLD
A delicious, beautifully preserved (Gustave Dore) illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with amazing illustrations.  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 and the Stations of the Cross. Attractive gold-decorated 5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims". Gold gilt pages and closing clasp. 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 Rev. Richard Chaolloner "). 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.
To support the study of this Bible there are a MANY additional sections, like an historical and chronological index; Portraits of pontiffs and bishops; the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; Comprehensive History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible;  Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; Scripture Illustrations; Illustrated Stations of the Cross, An illustrated and comprehensive Calmet Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, and MUCH MORE.
Blank presentation page in the front. Unmarked  matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) and DAILY USABLE condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover have been VERY professionally (antiquarian quality) restored and this Bible can be used without any concerns.  No writings, complete Bible.  Minor wear for its age. Exceptionally clean and nice pages. Original unmarked family pages, with marriage certificate. Many plates and engravings. Every so slightly rubbed cover corners and typical age-related wear. Gold gilt pages, color plates and fully functional closing clasp.  
A delicious Color Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible  
 
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