1882 As-New Ornate Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, extensive Haydock notes and shaped closing clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1882 As-New Ornate Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, extensive Haydock notes and shaped closing clasps
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: George V Jones, Boston
PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) and well preserved condition

Price: $825.00

An 'As-New' WELL PRESERVED ornate and  illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with some 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).
To support the study of this Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical and chronological index Comprehensive History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible, An illustrated and comprehensive Calmett Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"
Unmarked ORIGINAL 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 PRISTINE and EXCELLENT (E) and well preserved condition. The Bible's binding is very professionally restored, and this Bible can be used daily.  No writings, complete Bible.  Minor, typical wear and discoloring for its age. Original, never used,  family pages, with marriage certificate. Many plates and engravings. Ever so slightly rubbed cover corners and some wear. Gold gilt pages, special shaped chromed closing clasps and various color plates.
 An 'as good as it gets' As-new attractive Antique Catholic Family Bible 
 
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