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Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims Family Bibles

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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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The following antique family Bibles are presented in order of date of publication  (click on the picture or the book title for more detailed information):

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C45)

1870ies Large and Extensively illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, Haydock notes and blank family pages

13" x 11" x 4"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A large antique Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page engravings and gold gilt pages , printed in 1870ies by Virtue and Yorston in New York, in a VERY GOOD condition. On the spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible" is written. On the leather covers the Bible has gold decorations - including a large golden cross.

 The text of this Bible is the Roman Catholic approved, so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English translation from the Latin Vulgate (" ... with Notes, Critical, Historical and Explanatory... by the Rev George Haydock..."). The text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha.  Full page engravings throughout. Including notes and EXTENSIVE commentaries (by Rev Haydock) to the Bible text.  Plus various tables, indices etc. Approbations by the Holy Catholic Church of America.

A well preserved Roman Catholic family Bible...more 

Price: $575.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C94)

1870ies illustrated Roman Catholic Family Bible, original unmarked family pages and closing clasp

13" x 10" x 4"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

An antique Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page engravings from the 1870ies: "The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate ... with annotations from the Rev Dr Challoner ..." . On the spine in gold letters the text "Holy Bibles" is written. The edges of the pages are gold gilt Fully functional original closing clasps!

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. 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 antique family Bible also contains an extensively illustrated Catholic Dictionary of the Bible (93 pages), an Introduction to the Holy Bible and various tables and overviews. There is are unmarked (never used) marriage certificate, a family record page to record deaths and memoranda  and pages for family pictures in the back.

Amazing Antique Illustrated Catholic Bible ...more 

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C83)

1876 Attractive Roman Catholic Family Bible, extensively illustrated with unmarked family pages and closing clasps

12" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

Very attractive and nicely illustrated - with (original) unmarked family record pages - 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 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 with annotation by the  rev. Dr. 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 an historical and chronological index; An illustrated and comprehensive Catholic Dictionary of the Holy Bible; History of the Holy Scriptures, Portraits of Supreme Pontiffs; Geography of the Douay Bible, Scenes and Events Described by the Holy Evangelists, and more....  Numerous full page illustrations throughout.

A gorgeous clasped antique Roman Catholic family Bible ...more 

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number D33)

ca 1880 Attractive Roman Catholic Family Bible, (color) (Dore) illustrations and blank family pages

12" x 10" x 4"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A nicely preserved and attractively illustrated 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.  Multiple full page (many Gustave Dore) engravings throughout, including some very detailed color maps. To support the study of this Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical and chronological index; An illustrated and comprehensive History of the Holy Catholic Bible (128 pages), Table of Scriptural References; Calmet's illustrated and explanatory Catholic Dictionary of the Bible (80 pages) and more..."with elegant steel plates and other appropriate engravings".

An attractive illustrated Roman Catholic family Bible ...more 

Price: $475.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C84)

1880 Ornate Roman Catholic Family Bible with full full page illustrations and original closing clasps

12" x 10" x 4"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A well preserved and attractively illustrated  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 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 with annotation by the  rev. Dr. 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 an historical and chronological index; An illustrated and comprehensive Catholic Dictionary of the Holy Bible (90 pages); Portraits of Supreme Pontiffs; Geography of the Douay Bible and more....  Numerous full page illustrations throughout.

An attractive clasped antique Roman Catholic family Bible...more 

Bible is SOLD

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number D46)

1882 Antique Roman Catholic  Family Bible, (Dore) illustrations, extensive Haydock notes, unmarked family pages and shaped closing clasps

12" x 10" x 4"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A beautiful  Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims - antique family Bible with an exquisite decorative cover which consists of  thick leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations (including the Last Supper and the Descent form the Cross). Gold gilt pages and original, fully functional closing clasps. On the spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible - Douay Rheims - Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated" is written. The text of this Bible is the Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an 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 Very Rev. F.C. Husenbeth...").  Multiple approbations by various American Bishops and Cardinals. Extensive Haydock notes with the Bible text (like a modern day study Bible).

To support the study of this Bible there are a number of additional sections, like color maps, an historical and chronological index; Comprehensive history of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible; An illustrated and comprehensive Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages); four beautiful full color engravings showing the Priest and Tabernacle as per the instructions on the book of Leviticus, Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; and MUCH MORE. "The whole Beautifully Illustrated with Numerous Steel Pales and Other Appropriate Engravings" and color maps. Multiple full page Gustave Doré engravings. 

A beautiful antique Roman Catholic family Bible. ...more 

Price: $765.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C71)

1884 Astounding Pristine Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, cross shaped clasps, Haydock notes

12.5" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

An absolutely GORGEOUS illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with amazing engravings and 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 and original, fully functional - CROSS SHAPED - closing clasps. 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; 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 illustrations of Jesus' parables, the Stations of the cross,  and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"

A STUNNING (color) Antique Roman Catholic Family Bible   ...more 

Price: $875.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number D04)

1884 Ornate (color) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages and extensive Haydock notes

12.5" x 10" x 5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) condition.

A WELL 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 - Douay & Rheims" and "Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated". Gold gilt pages. 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). Also included: 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 illustrations of Jesus' parables and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"

A very well preserved and attractive Antique Catholic Family Bible    ...more 

Price: $555.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C48)

1884 Stunning Color (Dore) Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, color Stations of the Cross, Haydock notes

12.5" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

An absolutely GORGEOUS color illustrated, 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 (professionally replaced) 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 illustrations of Jesus' parables and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"

Blank presentation page in the front. Unmarked ORIGINAL matrimony and blank family pages before the New Testament and a section for family portraits at the end of the Bible.

 An ASTOUNDING and GORGEOUS Antique Catholic Family Bible  ...more 

Price: $795.00

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C74)

1884 Beautifully Preserved Illustrated Antique Catholic Family Bible, unmarked family pages, cross shaped clasp, Haydock notes

12.5" x 10" x 4.5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A beautifully preserved and illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible adorned with amazing engravings and 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 and original, fully functional - CROSS SHAPED - closing clasp.  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; 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, and MUCH MORE. "The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings"

 A beautifully preserved Antique Roman Catholic Family Bible    ...more 

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C39)

ca 1885 Magnificent Illustrated Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims - Family Bible, extensive Haydock notes and shaped clasps

12.5" x 10" x 5"  thick

VERY GOOD (VG)  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. Books of the Old and New Testaments. There is 32 pages of Scenes and Events described by The Holy Evangelists. NUMEROUS FINE FULL-PAGE STEEL ENGRAVINGS.

A Magnificent antique Roman Catholic family Bible....more 

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number C55)

1890ies STUNNING Color (Dore) Illustrated Antique Roman Catholic Bible with unmarked family pages, color stations of the cross and closing clasps

12.5" x 10" x 4"  thick

EXCELLENT (E)  condition.

A STUNNING and  LIKE NEW color illustrated, Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims -  family Bible with chromolithographs (color engravings) and numerous Gustave Dore plates.  The Bibles has a beautiful decorative cover which consists of thick leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and other gold decorations showing a golden cross with the 14 stations in the cross bars. Beautiful gold-decorated (restored) 5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims". Gold gilt pages and (silver?) original closing clasps.. 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 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 an historical and chronological index; Parables of Our Lord; Pictures of the popes; History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; An illustrated and comprehensive Catholic Bible Dictionary (128 pages);  the BEAUTIFULLY COLOR illustrated 'Stations of the Cross', color maps, color illustrations of Jesus' parables and MUCH MORE..

A STUNNING (color) Antique Roman Catholic Family Bible   ...more 

Bible is SOLD

Some very special editions of 1800s Roman Catholic Family Bibles:

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(stock number B74)

1865 Exquisite Irish color Illustrated Roman Catholic Bible, unmarked family pages and brass corners and clasps

12" x 10" x 3"  thick

close to EXCELLENT (E) condition.

A RARE IRISH (!!) Catholic Family Bible: A beautifully exquisitely (color - chromolithographs) illustrated antique Roman Catholic Family Bible from around 1865 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 close EXCELLENT 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 on 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 and brass corners and closing clasps.

In the front of the Bible is an original and completely unmarked (beautifully colored/illustrated) family registry and photo section.

There are number of full page (color) engravings from classic paintings as well as numerous in-page exquisite illustrations of Bible scenes throughout the Bible.

A GORGEOUS 'As New' PRISTINE Irish Roman Catholic family Bible  ...more 

Bible is SOLD

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number B30)

1875 illustrated The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, the  Mother of God

12" x 10" x 2.5"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

A rather special and unique illustrated antique Roman Catholic book with full page engravings  and gold gilt pages, printed by Thomas Kelly in a VERY GOOD condition. Bound in attreactive gilt adorned and designed raised Victorian leather with gilt borders, gold cross and adornments on boards and spine. On the spine in gold letter the text "The Life of the Blessed Virgin and Saints" is written.

 "The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the history of the devotion to her ... by the Abbe Orsini and the lives of the prominent Saints... New York ... 1875"

Approbations of the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States and other countries in the front of the book. Full pages engravings throughout.

A well preserved Roman Catholic devotional study book  ...more details ...

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Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

Antique family Bible

(stock number 997)

1880ies Very Rare Roman Catholic Salesman Bible - Sample, with color Stations of the Cross and German sample Bibles

12" x 10" x 2"

VERY GOOD (VG)  condition.

A truly unique find: a Roman Catholic 1880ies Bible sampler used to sell the famous Haydock, (color) illustrated Catholic family Bibles door to door. Quite some Protestant samplers have been preserved, but finding a Roman Catholic Salesman Bible is very rare - there were only very few produced, let alone still in existence!!!

This sampler shows a publisher neutral title page (so the salesman/franchise could add their own name) but is dated via copy rights to 1884 the year of the publication of most (color) illustrated Haydock Catholic family Bibles.

This Salesman Bible Sampler offers examples of 3 different Bibles:

- the 1884 black and white illustrated Haydock edition - with black and white picture of Pope Leo XIII and a b/w section of the 14 Stations of the Cross. Examples of the various introductory sections (like the Approbations, Portraits of the Bishops, color maps, Illustrated Catholic Bible Dictioanry, Hisotry of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible,  Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dore engravings etc etc) are all present as well as a sampling of the Bible text itself.

- the 1884 color edition, with all of the above PLUS examples of the color illustrations (picture of the Pope, Stations of the Cross, Parables of Jesus) are included

- a sampler of the 1880es German language Catholic family Bible with examples of its various sections.

There are off course also examples of the various covers and spines to choose from.

A VERY RARE Roman Catholic family Bible sampler book  ...more details ...

Price: $775.00

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Antique family Bible
The 'traditional' antique family Bible weighs about 11-16 lbs has a 'folio' size (about 13" x 10') and is about 4-6 inches thick. 

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When describing our Bibles we use the following definitions for conditions:

* EXCELLENT - not used very often, as this denotes a very, very good book - in "as new" condition.
* VERY GOOD - no major faults but it is not perfect.
* GOOD - below the condition of Very Good with faults that are listed in the description.
* FAIR - the book will be looking quite tired & have quite a bad problem that is listed in the description.
* POOR - this book has a major fault(s) that is described & possibly rather mangled.

What determines the price of an antique Bible?

Generally, the factors that most effect a Bible’s price are:

  • Age… a 1573 printing costs more than a 1673 printing.
  • Size… a 12 to 17 inch tall “pulpit folio” costs more than a smaller Bible.
  • Extra Features…  Uniqueness (first edition), Psalter-Hymnals, Almanac-Calendars, Apocrypha, Maps, Concordances, Illustrations, decorative red ruling, etc.
  • Another thing that detracts from the monetary value of a family Bible is the handwritten genealogical information that they usually contain. Unless you're from a very famous family, or there is an individual in your family who is famous, this handwritten information reduces a Bible's value to a collector.To a lesser extent, the elaborateness of the binding will effect the price, though the age of the binding usually has only a minimal effect, if any, on the price. Most readers/collectors will actually prefer a strong, fresh, new leather binding, to the worn and somewhat less attractive ancient bindings… though some do prefer the quaint, simple, somewhat distressed look of the older bindings.  

     

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