1884 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and Haydock notes, with cross-shaped closing clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1884 Ornate (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and Haydock notes, with cross-shaped closing clasps
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: Chas F Adams, Erie, Pennsylvania
VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition

Price: $695.00

An ornate and well preserved (Gustave Dore) illustrated, Haydock 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. Attractive (professionally replaced) 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 and cross shaped 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 study Bible).
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 Calmet Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"
Blank presentation page in the front. Unmarked  matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament.
Scroll down for MANY photographs of this Bible!
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition. The Bible's binding is holding well as this Bible has clearly been very well protected over the years.  No writings, complete Bible.  Minor wear the corners of the covers - typical for its age. Exceptionally clean and nice pages. Original blank family pages, with marriage certificate. Many plates and engravings.  Gold gilt pages, color plates and fully functional closing clasps.
 A very attractive and preserved Haydock Antique Catholic Family Bible 
 
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