beautifully illustrated and fully 'loaded' Antique Family Bible in an
EXCELLENT condition. This 1880-1890ies (there no
publication date mentioned, but a note that refers to 1892) luxury Bible has
an outstanding period full leather binding with remarkable pictorial
(depicting scenes from the Bible) gilt stamped
beveled boards & spine, all edges gilt, ornate engraved clasps still present and functional. Profusely illustrated with 2000 illustrations, including 103 full page very fine attractive color
(53) lithographed & engraved plates throughout, including "the
Hofmann Gallery of original New Testament Illustrations"
As per the title page: "Self-Pronouncing Edition. Holy Bible containing the King James and the Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, arranged in Parallel Columns. The Text conformable to that of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. With A Complete Concordance and the Psalms of David in
Metre. Copious Marginal References, Chronological Tables, and Many important and Valuable aids to the study of the holy scriptures. Written to Increase the Interest in and simplify the word of
There is NO writing in the
family pages/section of this Bible! Clean and Unused
Bible is in an EXCELLENT condition, joints & edges gently scuffed & worn but overall very well preserved, leather remains supple, boards firm, contents clean, sound & overall tight.
The binding has been professionally restored and is SOUND, also the
covers are firmly attached for many generations to come. This book was acquired (in 1892) and likely owned for a long time by
the Sondley Reference Library in Asheville, North Carolina., This
shows in a small note on the inside cover & some small blind stamps
to most of the plates & title page which are very easy to miss visually and do not detract when viewing the bible. No exterior library markings to the binding.
The antique family Bible is "as good as it gets"