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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: $295.00  

(stock number I23)
4" x 2.5" x 1" thick
close to EXCELLENT (E) condition

 SUPER ANTIQUE LEATHER & WOOD BOUND BIBLE PRAYER BOOK BRASS CLASP 1850 MINIATURE. A LOVELY LITTLE VICTORIAN QUALITY BOOK.....  LEATHER SPINE WITH WOODEN BOARDS POSSIBLY OAK AND SUPER DECORATIVE CLASP AND DECORATION....
 ENTITLED THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER TOGETHER WITH PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID
  REMAINS IN VERY GOOD ORDER, WITH MINIMAL WEAR.. INTERNALLY A LITTLE SPOTTING AT THE BACK BUT OTHERWISE CLEAN AND READABLE...THE BOARDS ARE IN GOOD ORDER WITH JUST A SMALL CHIP ON TWO CORNERS, THE BINDING IS TIGHT WHICH MAKES ME THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN REINFORCED AT SOME STAGE, AND ALSO TWO LITTLE BRASS DECORATIONS MISSING
OFF FRONT BOARD   ...more details ...
(stock number 085)
3" x 3" x 1/2" thick
EXCELLENT (E) condition

A miniature color illustrated Daily Devotional book with Bible verses from 1884: "Bible Sunflowers or Looking in to Jesus, a Daily Text-Book, by the Author of Bible Forget-Me-Nots, Marcus Ward & Co Limited London, Belfast & New York"
This exquisite little book contains - after a general introduction - a series of Morning and Evening Bible verses/devotionals for 31 days (so covering the full month), all on beautifully color illustrated double-pages.
 This small Bible/booklet is in a PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition. The binding is solid and it can be read without any troubles (be careful as always). All pages are present and the paper is clean. No damages,  no foxing. There is a written dedication in the front of the book.

Price $225.00

Bible is SOLD
(stock number C08)
2 1/8" x 2" x 1.25"  thick
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

A rare and very well preserved miniature prayer book and hymnal with white enamel front and back covers! "The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion:  According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ....  London". Also containing a new version of the Psalms of David and "Hymns Ancient and Modern, for use in the Services of the Church. Complete Edition ... London" Compete in every aspects with two title pages and a frontispiece illustration showing the Good Shepherd.
 It is bound in exquisite brownk leather fine binding with gold lettered to the spine "Common Prayer Hymns A&M". Both the front and back covers are from enamel with the embossed decorations to the front.The page fore edges are decorated in gold gilt also when the book is closed.  Containing 861 numbered pages, with small dimensions to the book of 2 1/8" x 2" x 1.25" thick. ...more details ...
(stock number C09)
2 1/8" x 2" x 1"  thick
EXCELLENT (E) condition

"The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion: The order of Publick Baptism of Infants; The Order of Confirmation; and Form of Solemnization of Matrimony, According to the use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David .... Oxford, London". Also containing a new version of the Psalms of David and "Hymns Ancient and Modern, for use in the Services of the Church. Complete Edition ... London". Compete in every aspects with two tile pages and two frontispieces.
It is bound in exquisite full black leather fine binding with gold lettered to the spine "Common Prayer - Hymns",  and "Common Prayer Hymns A&M" gold gilted to the front cover. The page fore edges are decorated in gold gilt also when the book is closed.  Containing 861 numbered pages, with small dimensions to the book of 2 1/8" x 2" x 1" thick. ...more details ...
Bible is SOLD

Price $225.00
(stock number 607)
2.25" x 1.75" x 0.5" thick
GOOD (G) to VERY GOOD (VG) condition

"The Book of Common Prayer". Produced during the peak of the Art Nouveau period with sterling silver cover, fully hallmarked 1904 as follows : Silversmith's Mark " CPB " which is for the silversmith Charles Penny Brown. Date letter " e ", which is for the year 1904. Lion Passant, which denotes Solid Silver. An anchor, which indicates the Birmingham Assay Office. The embossed design depicts the " Heads of Angels", taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds famous painting, which was painted in 1787 and now hangs in the Tate Gallery.
The book measures 2.25"  x 1.75", weighs just 23 grams and ends on page 686. All edges are gilt, dulled but still quite bright. The half cover is in black leather. The hallmarking is clear and legible for the year 1904. There is clear gilt titling on the spine, with ' Common Prayer ' at the top and ' Oxford ' at the bottom. The silver front is in a very good condition, with just a tiny split on the bottom edge, no more than 1mm, and some ' dings ' in a few places. The binding is tight with no loose pages, which are in a clean condition with just a little marking on some pages and minor corner creasing. The Angels design is bright and prominent.  The black front free endpaper is missing, as is the title page and the book begins with the contents page.
This a good example of an early silver cherubs/angels prayer book. ...more...
(stock number B79)
2.5" x 2.0" x 0.75" thick
EXCELLENT (E) condition

This silver cover miniature book is: "The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek and with the former translation diligently compared and revised - Authorized King James Version - Eyre & Spottiswoode Publishers, London."
It is bound in hallmarked silver and leather binding, with the front cover having the silver casing, and the spine and the back cover consist of blue leather. The embossed design depicts the " Heads of Angels", taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds famous painting, which was painted in 1787 and now hangs in the Tate Gallery.  Fully hallmarked silver cover.
The book is bound in blue grained leather, with gilt titles on the spine. It measures 2.5" x 2" (55mm x 45mm). There are 453 pages. The words "New Testament' are tooled in gilt to the spine. This stunning antique treasure is in an amazing EXCELLENT (as new) condition without any flaws or damages. Complete in every aspect! A GORGEOUS silver cover New Testament Bible. ...more...

Price $295.00

Price: $195.00

(stock number E91)
2.2" x 1.9" x 0.6" thick
VERY GOOD condition

This silver cover miniature book is: "The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Holy Communion, According to the use of the United Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David ... London."
It is bound in hallmarked silver and leather binding, with the front cover having the silver casing, and the spine and the back cover consist of leather. The design to the silver cover is a group of angles and cherubs. The words 'Common Prayer - London' are tooled in gilt to the spine, and the page fore edges are decorated in gilt also. Size: 2.2" x 1.9" x 0.6" thick
The condition is very good as stated, and both the binding and the contents are in near perfect order. There is no damage present, there are no further blemishes to mention whatsoever, and as the pictures provided show it is in very well preserved and looked after condition.  ...more...

Price: $95.00  

(stock number H98D)
 Size: 4" x 2.5" x 0.75"  thick
Close to excellent condition

A gorgeous precious treasure: A ca 1922 Roman Catholic Church/Prayer Book. Very beautiful celluloid covers with color illustration. 'With Jesus - Prayers and Instructions for Youthful Catholic'
Has a beautiful embossed gold-plated crucifix embedded in the front cover with a special prayer 'Prayer before the Crucifix' Various illustrations (a number in color) and multiple prayers throughout. Gold gilt pages and illustrated cover edges. 
Close to excellent condition - The condition of the binding is very good, with both boards securely attached with no splitting. The celluloid covers are pristine! The contents are spotless throughout, with no foxing, marking, loss, or damage to pages.
An attractive special personal prayer book ...more...
(stock number H98C)
 Size: 4" x 2.5" x 0.75"  thick
Close to excellent condition

A gorgeous precious treasure: A ca 1925 Roman Catholic Church/Prayer Book. Very beautiful celluloid covers with color illustration.
'With Jesus - Prayers and Instructions for Youthful Catholic'
Has a beautiful embossed gold-plated crucifix embedded in the front cover with a special prayer 'Prayer before the Crucifix'. Various illustrations (a number in color) and multiple prayers throughout. Gold gilt pages and illustrated cover edges. 
Close to excellent condition - The condition of the binding is very good, with both boards securely attached with no splitting. The celluloid covers are pristine! The contents are spotless throughout, with no foxing, marking, loss, or damage to pages.
An attractive special personal prayer boo ...more...

Price: $95.00  

Price: $95.00  

(stock number H98A)
Size: 4" x 2.5" x 0.75"  thick
Close to excellent condition

A gorgeous precious treasure: A ca 1925 Catholic personal Prayer Book - 'The Little Key of Heaven' with celluloid covers/binding.
'The Little Key of Heaven - a Collection of Prayers from Approved Sources - In Accordance with Recent Pontifical Decrees'. Has a beautiful embossed gold-plated crucifix embedded in the front cover with a special prayer 'Prayer before the Cruficix'. Various illustrations and multiple prayers throughout
Close to excellent condition - The condition of the binding is very good, with both boards securely attached with no splitting. The celluloid covers are pristine! The contents are spotless throughout, with no foxing, marking, loss, or damage to pages.
An attractive special personal prayer book
(stock number H98B)
 Size: 4" x 2.5" x 0.75"  thick
Close to excellent condition

A gorgeous precious treasure: A ca 1950s (reprint of 1926) Roman Catholic Boys' and Girls' Prayer Book. Very beautiful celluloid covers with color illustration.
Has a beautiful embossed gold-plated crucifix embedded in the front cover with a special prayer 'Prayer before the Crucifix'
Various illustrations (a number in color) and multiple prayers throughout. Gold gilt pages and illustrated cover edges. Unmarked dedication page in the front.
Close to excellent condition - The condition of the binding is very good, with both boards securely attached with no splitting. The celluloid covers are pristine! The contents are spotless throughout, with no foxing, marking, loss, or damage to pages.
An attractive special personal prayer book   ...more...
Bible is SOLD
 
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