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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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(stock number H80)

Size: 12" x 10" x 3"
VERY GOOD and BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED condition

A RARE IRISH (!!) Catholic Family Bible: A beautifully exquisitely (color - chromolithographs) illustrated antique Roman Catholic Family Bible from 1875 with full page engravings but also adorned with metal (brass?) corner pieces and original, fully functional, closing clasps. Published in Dublin, Ireland the Bible is in a VERY GOOD and BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED condition. On the spine in gold letters the text "Holy Bible - Illustrated" written. On the covers the Bible has gold embossed decorations - including a beautiful gold cross o the front cover.
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 (" ... with Annotations, references, historical and chronological index etc..."). The text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha.  There is an approbation by the most Rev. Dr. Cullen, Lord Archbishop of Dublin. Beautiful gold gilt pages.
In the front of the Bible is an original family history section (writing on the wedding page).
There are number of full page (color) engravings from classic paintings as well as numerous in-page illustrations of Bible scenes throughout the Bible.
 See the many pictures.

A very special Irish Roman Catholic family Bible  ...more... 
Bible is SOLD

Price: $755.00

(stock number I47)
12.5" x 10" x 4"  thick
VERY GOOD (VG) condition

A well preserved and attractively (color) illustrated  Roman Catholic antique family Bible with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed, a (gold gilt) cross and brass corner pieces and clasps. Gold gilt pages and original, fully functional closing clasps. 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 ... Useful Notes ... by the 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.
To support the study of this Bible there is a very extensive (Haydock) commentary with the Bible text. Also numerous (color) plates and an unmarked all original section to record family history records.

An attractive clasped unmarked antique Holy Catholic family Bible  ...more... 
(Stock number: H34)
Size: 12" x 10" x 3.5" thick
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

An astounding antique Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page engravings  in a beautiful condition. On the spine in gold letters the text "Holy Bible" is written. The Bible has a fully functional closing clasps. The edges of the pages are gold gilt with gauffered decorations, including a large cross - amazing piece of art!!!
Also the covers of the Bible have gold embossed decorations - including a cross. 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 (" ... New and Improved Illustrated Edition of the Douay Bible - the Holy Catholic Family Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate..."), which are included on the same page as the Bible text and it reads like a modern day study Bible. The Bible covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha (which are included with the Old Testament).
This beautiful Bible also contains an extensively illustrated Catholic Dictionary of the Bible, and various tables and overviews. There is a color printed unmarked (never used, some removed writings) illuminated marriage certificate, blank family record pages and pages for pictures in the back.
A TRUE antique Piece of Art with BEAUTIFUL gauffered gold edges!  ... more details ...
Bible is SOLD

Price: $545.00

(Stock number: I15)
Size: 12" x 10" x 4" thick
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

VERY GOOD Condition: an attractively illustrated 1878 Roman Catholic antique family Bible with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt pages. 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 Approved Holy Catholic Bible - The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate ..."). 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.
Numerous full page illustrations (some by Gustave Dore) throughout, As well as an extensive illustrated History of the Bible and Calmet's Catholic Dictionary of the Bible
 Pages for family photographs also at the end. Unused Matrimony page and some written family history pages in the middle of the Bible. This Bible is in a VERY GOOD/USABLE condition. The Bible's binding is holding well and be used daily (with care as always).  Pages overall clean and mostly all are brilliant white/bright. Original unmarked matrimony page. See the many pictures.
An ornate illustrated antique Roman Catholic family Bible  ... more details ...
(Stock number: I31)
Size: 12" x 10" x 4" thick
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

VERY GOOD & Beautifully restored Condition: an attractively illustrated 1870ies Roman Catholic antique family Bible with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt pages & fully functional closing clasps. 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 Approved Holy Catholic Bible - The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate ..."). 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.
Numerous full page illustrations (some by Gustave Dore) throughout, As well as an extensive illustrated History of the Bible
Unmarked/never used family pages in the middle of the Bible. Pages for family photographs also at the end.
A GORGEOUS illustrated unmarked antique Roman Catholic family Bible  ... more details ...
Bible is SOLD
Bible is SOLD
(stock number K05)
12" x 10" x 4"  thick
PRISTINE and EXCELLENT condition

PRISTINE (like new) & Beautifully restored Condition: an attractively illustrated ca 1880 - John Potter - Roman Catholic antique family Bible with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt pages & fully functional closing clasps. 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 Approved Holy Catholic Bible - The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate ..."). 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.
Numerous full page illustrations (some by Gustave Dore) throughout, As well as an extensive illustrated History of the Bible
Unmarked/never used ORIGINAL family pages towards the back of the Bible. Pages for family photographs also at the end.
A PRISTINE illustrated unmarked antique Roman Catholic family Bible  ...more... 
(stock number I38)
 12" x 10" x 4.5"  thick
 VERY GOOD (VG)  and RESTORED condition

A Nicely PRESERVED ornate and  illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with 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 -  References". 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;  the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ;  History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible; Extensive section of Scripture Illustrations; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; color maps and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"
Blank presentation page. Unmarked  matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament and a section for family portraits at the end of the Bible.
 A nicely preserved and attractive Antique Catholic Family Bible  ...more... 
Bible is SOLD
Bible is SOLD
(stock number I57)
12" x 10" x 4.5"  thick
VERY GOOD+ condition

An 1884 exquisitely illustrated, 'Haydock' Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with amazing chromolithographs (color engravings) - including the BEAUTIFULLY COLOR illustrated 'Stations of the Cross'.  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; Portraits of pontiffs and bishops; the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; a very extensive section of Scripture Illustrations; Comprehensive History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible;  Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; An illustrated and comprehensive Calmett Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, color Stations of the Cross, color parables of Jesus 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 and a section for family portraits at the end of the Bible.
     
An exquisitely illustrated COLOR 'Haydock' Antique Catholic Family Bible ...more... 
Bible is SOLD
(stock number I58)
12" x 10" x 5"  thick
close to EXCELLENT (E) condition

The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate: This is a 'Haydock' Roman Catholic Bible American Edition, it is one of the best examples of the famous Haydock Bible Series by virtue of the magnificence of its physical appearance. It has the annotations of the Rev R Challoner to whom are added other important features of the Haydock Bible. Also in this Bible is the History of Holy Bible and Scenes in Bible Lands, this section has 16 pages of Illustrations featuring History of the Holy Scriptures. The GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLE, this section has 52 pages beautifully illustrated. Portraits of Supreme Pontiffs from the 300’s to 1800's and Portraits of American Archbishops and Bishops. Scenes and Events described by the Holy Evangelists and a Catholic Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible (90 pages). Also 'the Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary' and a beautiful color illustrated section on the 'Stations of the Cross'.  Various Dore galleries and color illustrated Parables. NUMEROUS FINE FULL-PAGE STEEL ENGRAVINGS.
Blank presentation page. Unmarked  family pages with a marriage certificate and pages for family pictures at the end.   ...more... 
(stock number I92)
12.5" x 10" x 5"  thick
VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition

The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate: This is a 'Haydock' Roman Catholic Bible American Edition, it is one of the best example of the Haydock Bible Series by virtue of the magnificence of its physical appearance. It has the Unabridged Haydock notes and one of the last Haydock Bibles to be printed in the 19th century untouched by modern Revisions.
Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in Divers Languages. The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D.1609 and The New Testament, First published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582. With Notes, Critical, Historical, Controversial and Explanatory selected from the most Eminent Commentators and Critics by the Rev. George Haydock.
Also in this Bible is the History of Holy Bible and Scenes in Bible Lands, this section has 16 pages of Illustrations featuring History of the Holy Scriptures. The GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLE, this section has 52 pages beautifully illustrated. Portraits of Supreme Pontiffs from the 300’s to 1800's and Portraits of American Archbishops and Bishops. Scenes and Events described by the Holy Evangelists and a Catholic Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible (90 pages). Also 'the Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary' and a beautiful color illustrated section on the 'Stations of the Cross'.  Various Dore galleries and color illustrated Parables. NUMEROUS FINE FULL-PAGE STEEL ENGRAVINGS. Blank presentation page. Unmarked original family pages with  a marriage certificate and pages for family pictures at the end.
 A Magnificent antique Roman Catholic family Bible. ...more details...

Price: $895.00

Bible is SOLD
(stock number I76)
12" x 10" x 4"  thick
VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E) condition

A delicious, beautifully preserved (Gustave Dore) illustrated, 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 and the Stations of the Cross. Attractive gold-decorated 5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims". Gold gilt pages and closing clasp. 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 Rev. Richard Chaolloner "). 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 MANY 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; Scripture Illustrations; Illustrated Stations of the Cross, An illustrated and comprehensive Calmet Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, and MUCH MORE.
Blank presentation page in the front. Unmarked  matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament.

A delicious Color Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible ...more... 
 
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