An 1875 antique illustrated Roman Catholic family Bible
by Thomas Kelly with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and
artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt
pages and an original, fully functional closing clasp. On the
leather spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible" is written. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway
Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English
translation from the Latin Vulgate ("the Holy Bible
according to the Douay and Rheimish Versions ... Revised with annotation by the Right rev.
Dr. R Challoner"). 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 number of additional sections, like the Catholic
Dictionary of the Bible and various tables and more.... Numerous full page
In the middle of the Bible are
blank pages for
family records. Matrimony page and pages for family photographs
also at the end.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and
WELL PRESERVED condition. The
Bible's binding is professionally restored and this Bible can be used on a daily basis.
Bible has ever so slightly bumped cover corners etc. Pages overall
clean with some age related smaller damages, discoloring, toning, tears etc.
Original unmarked family record pages. Overall this Bible has been very nicely
preserved. See the many pictures.
A very attractive clasped antique Roman Catholic family Bible