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All Bibles are listed in order of publishing date. For each Bible there is a seperate detailed webpage with many, many more pictures that you can reach by clicking on the title of the Bible or at the 'more details' link at the end of the description.
A note on the quality of our Antique Bibles:
We take great pride in the quality of the Bibles we offer. We cannot replace missing pages or undo water damage and so on, but we do make sure that the binding of the pages as well as the covers is in good (daily) useable condition. Therefore most Bibles go through a restoration process where the spines are cleaned of old failing adhesive and loose pages or broken signatures are restored/replaced. Old spine leather is reinforced or replaced and spine reinforcement is applied with new headbands and the cover hinge is extra re-enforced. Also the cover leather is cleaned and treated and if applicable the clasps are cleaned and restored. This is not just a patch job! This process brings the strength of the book back to its original quality!

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Price $1425.00

(stock number B44)
elephant folio 15 1/4in x 10in x 2 7/8in.
VERY GOOD (VG)  condition

A huge, elephant size (15" x10") King James Bible nicely bound in contemporary (could be original) brown leather - decorated/blind-stamped - English binding with "Common Prayer / Holy Bible" in gold letters on the spine. Has the complete - RARE - series of six double page maps (in English, but based on the famous series of maps found in the Dutch 1700s Bibles). The Bible is complete. All title pages present, even a set of THREE general titles to the Old Testament! Decorated chapter initials. Printed by John Baskett in London. One of the general title specifies the "Sacred Geography contained in six maps". They depict (I) The situation of Paradise, (II) the sacred geography of the known part of the world;, (III), the plan of the city of Jerusalem, (IV) the Holy Land during Christ; (V) the land of Canaan travelled by Christ and (VI) the travels of St Paul and the other apostles. These maps are absolutely astounding in beauty and detail given a remarkable inside in the Biblical view and knowledge of the early 1700s!
Complete Bible text with all titles (including engraved general title) and prelims etc. Also bound with an incomplete Book of Common Prayer (starts with the collects), the complete Apocrypha, a complete Biblical Index and a partial (lacks after "P") Concordance.
Multiple titles to the Old Testament (3 titles), New Testament and the Concordance.  ...more details ...
(stock number L01)
Size: Elephant folio 16.5" x 10.5" x 3.5" thick
VERY GOOD condition

THE HOLY BIBLE Containing THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues and with The Former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majestie's special command. ... Thomas Baskett ... M.DCC.LIX [1759]
Bound with 'the Historical Part ... Exquifitely and Accurately defcrib'd in near Three Hundred Hiftorys engraved by John Sturt, from Defins of the Greateft Mafters'
And also bound with 'Six Maps for the Bible sold only by Richard Ware...' - Six huge double page maps of the Mediterranean, the Promised Land, the Temple, the Holy Land, Canaan in time of Christ and Paul's travels.
ALL titles (2 x General/Old Testament title and New Testament) are present. Rare Edition. Re-bound in beautiful calf leather English style binding, amazing gilt ruled spine with 6 raised bands & text 'Holy Bible'. William Gibbes name if printed in faded latter on the covers. Manuscript provenance of James Lavers' family in the back.
  An exquisitely bound and preserved antique King James Bible ...more details ...

Price: $2,450.00

Price: $995.00

(stock number K33)
Size:  16.5" x 10.5", 4.5" thick (both volumes together).   
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

A pulpit size (16.5" x 10.5"!) two-volume set of a beautifully and abundantly illustrated 1759 antique Bible ('Every Chriftian Family's Beft Treadure'). The Bible set has about 40 exquisite and beautifully preserved (undamaged in any way) full-page engravings/illustration of Bible scenes, each including Bible references.  The set has been high-quality restored in matching 3/4 cloth and leather bindings and beautifully gold gilt illustrated spine (with 5 raised bands) and the texts 'Universal Family bible 1759 - Vol. I. and II.'
As per the title page: "The Universal Family Bible: or Every Chriftian Family's Beft Treafure. Containing the SACRED TEXT of the OLD and NEW TESTAMENT at Large illustrated with NOTED and COMMENTS .... LONDON ... MDCCLXL'
 The text includes a VERY extensive commentary as well as various tables, an index and the Apocrypha printed at the back.
 Amazing antique ornamental Bible! ...more details ...

Price: $1,895.00

(stock number L07)
Size:  10.5 x 9 x 6.5" thick (both books together)
VERY GOOD++ (VG)  condition

EXQUISITE! COMPLETE and astoundingly illustrated King James Bible, antiquarian quality restored set of 2 volumes (large quarto size) and bound with original suede covers and 'Holy Bible in gold letters on the spines. The Bible set is complete. All title pages present, including 110 FULL PAGE engravings and extensive in-text commentary by the rev. John Butley. Printed in London - MDCCLXI [1761]. A 1761 King James Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments bound together with the Apocrypha, an Index and commentary. Also all with title pages.
'An hundred and ten copper-plate Prints, defcriptive of the Principal Scripture Hiftories'
Exquisitely bound in beautiful suede covers. The binding in great shape, that makes for a solid and very useable book that can be used and even read on a daily basis. The books were rebound/restored in 1972 (original receipt enclosed). ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL and DETAILED engravings. Some occasional light typical browning/foxing. Large margins. (see the many pictures). An 'as good as it gets 1700s beautifully illustrated King James Bible! ...more details ...
(stock number L17)
Size: Elephant folio 16.5" x 10.5" x 3" thick
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

THE HOLY BIBLE Containing THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues and with The Former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majestie's special command. ... Oxford ... M.DCC.LXXIII [1772]
Bound with (separate title page) 'the Historical Part ... Curiously Engraved by J Cole From Defins fo the beft Masters' And also bound with 'Six Maps for the Bible sold only by Richard Ware...' - Six large fold-out maps of the Sacred Geography, Paradise, the Temple/Jerusalem, the Holy Land, Canaan in time of Christ and Paul's travels. ALL titles (2 x General/Old Testament title and New Testament) are present. Rare Edition. Re-bound in beautiful calf leather English style binding, amazing gilt ruled spine with 6 raised bands & text 'Holy Bible'. A GORGEOUS extra large Bible with maps and illustrations ...more details ...

Price: $2,950.00

(stock number F51)
5" x 3.5" x 0.75" thick (each volume)
EXCELLENT (E)  condition

A special complete 11 volume Bible set in 'As-New' edition  (containing the Old and the New Testament in the King James Version). Beautifully preserved and bound in red-brown leather with gold gilt paper edges. Each Bible's leather cover is gold stamped on the spine with the text: 'The Holy Bible", followed by the volume number (I through XI) and range of books. Each volume has an engraved title page and an introduction to the books within that volume.
The is a very special set, especially in this amazing condition & it includes  the original box with a description of the set on the inside of the cover (see pictures)
In 'As-New' and EXCELLENT condition. Complete, very clean pages. Binding of each booklet is in solid and in well preserved order, with leather boards firmly attached with no splitting or weakness to inner or outer hinges, no loss or damage to the leather apart from some occasional light rubbing. The text blocks are firm and secure with no missing, detached or loose pages, and there are no inscriptions present anywhere in the booklets.  A beautiful set! ...more... 

Price: $435.00

Price: $295.00

(stock number H60)

10 1/4" x 7" x 1 1/8" (each book)
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

Amazing and beautiful set of 10 volumes telling 'The Bible and it's Story - Taught by Picture Lessons'. 
Each book is illustrated with wonderful Bible story scenes, and each illustration has a tissue cover page with a short description of the work/scene. These pictures are derived from great artists and include such works as Michelangelo's Ceiling Paintings, as well as other well known and not so well known artists: Julius Schnorr, Charles Baron de Steuben, Rubens, Gustave Doré, Edward Armitage, De Bar, Alexander Cabanel, Horst, Salvatore Rosa, Edward von Gebhardt, Pedro de Moya, Jacobi Carrucci and many others. They cover all of the books of the Bible, old and new testament. Each book has about 192 pages (not counting the illustrations), the total set has 1926 pages (plus an estimated 700+ full page engravings/photo's) and the back of the last has a study section that is separate in the numbering of the pages. The covers and spine are dark green in color (cloth) with gold printed titles and the edges of the pages are gold gilt. Each volume opens with a beautiful frontispiece.
There are no missing pages, stains, pencil marks or other markings on any of the pages. The bindings are solid and tight. The covers are undamaged and just some very slight wear.

A VERY HANDSOME and special Bible set.    ...more details ...
(stock number H83)

3 1/8" x 4 1/8" (each of the 30 volumes)
VERY GOOD (VG) - EXCELLENT (E) condition

A rather unique and very attractive thirty (30) volume, numbered set of small books covering the complete Holy Bible - Old and New Testament, published in the 1920s by the Little Leather Library Corporation of New York. Each small book has a brown leather cover.
The set is presented in a beautiful (original - as issued with the Bible set) cedar chest.
Each book has a beautiful dark brown embossed leather cover, in raised lettering on each book is stamped “The Holy Bible,” also on each cover is the book(s) of the bible contained in the volume. In raised lettering on the spine are the book of the bible and the volume number from 1 - 30. The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was founded in 1916 by Albert Bone, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackiem. It was one of the first attempts to mass-market inexpensive literary classics in the United States. A few books have somewhat loose binding but most a in a very good condition. Some creases and signs of wear (as to be expected). No writing in the books, no staining or other damages.
 Overall a VERY UNIQUE set!  ...more... 

Price: $345.00

 
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