1884 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, extensive Haydock notes and color Stations of the Cross - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1884 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, extensive Haydock notes and color Stations of the Cross 
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: E Gately & Co, Rochester, NY
VERY GOOD (VG) and restored condition

Price: $975.00

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 - Douay & Rheims" and "Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated". 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).
Including the BEAUTIFULLY COLOR illustrated 'Stations of the Cross'.
To support the study of this Bible there are a number of 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; An illustrated and comprehensive Calmett Catholic Bible Dictionary ; color maps, color parables of Jesus 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 are professionally restored and this Bible can be used daily.  No writings.  Typical wear and discoloring for its age. Some tears, damaged pages etc. Original unmarked  family pages, with marriage certificate. Many plates and engravings. 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 
 
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