1882 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible,
unmarked family pages, Haydock notes and clasps
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: Baird & Dillon, New York
VERY GOOD & RESTORED condition
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 & decorated closing clasps. 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
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;
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.
Scroll down for MANY photographs
of this Bible!
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.
Gold somewhat faded on the front cover.
Ever so slightly rubbed cover corners and some wear. Gold gilt pages,
and various Gustave Dore plates.
A nicely preserved and attractive Antique Catholic Family Bible