elegantly and profusely (with an eye for so many details) illustrated Antique Family Bible in a
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition, really bulking with Biblical
information. The leather covers of this 1873 'PERFECT' Bible are
beautifully embossed in gold with various
inscriptions,. This Bible has thousands
of illustrations of which many full page and in color. Besides
the complete presentation
of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Old and New
Testament and the Apocrypha, this Bible
contains in additional sections (text from the title page): "Cruden's
complete concordance; the Psalms in Metre; a comprehensive Bible
dictionary, full illustrated; a pictorial history of each of the Books
of the Bible; Biographical sketches of the translators and reformers;
the live and martyrdom of the Holy Apostles and Evangelists; Egyptian,
Jewish and Biblical antiquities; Cities of the Bible; Biblical
scenery; Manners and customs of the ancients; Natural history, beautifully
illustrated with accurate chromographs; religious denominations;
Science and revelation; Temple of Solomon and history of the Jewish
worship, with superb chromatic engravings; and numerous other valuable
aids and features, profusely and elegantly illustrated."" There is also a
(unmarked) section for recording the personal family events.
Bible is in a VERY GOOD, close to EXCELLENT condition. It
looks like it has not been used or opened much. The bindings are
holding strong and the book feels solid, there are no loose pages. There is NO writing on any of the pages.
The gold embossing on the edges of the covers
and the gold gilt on the edges of the pages is still nicely
present . There are NO ripped pages (apart from a few small rips
at the first pages of the Bible) nor any staining, just a slight 'aging' of the paper. There is
some wear to the edges of the covers and areas on the leather. This Bible is truly
a remarkable antique book.
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Antique Dutch Family
Publisher: Thayer, Merriam
& Co., Philadelphia
Translation: King James Version
Size: 12.75" x 10" x 4"
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