A very well preserved an extensively illustrated
Pictorial Self-Pronouncing edition of a Family Holy Parallel Bible
of the early 1890ies, including
numerous full page Gustave
Dore engravings, chromolithographs (color engravings) and
Gold gilt pages and fully functional (silver?) clasps. This large
and comprehensive family preserved Family Bible has
intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible
including the last supper and the temple) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible",
"Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "The Old and New
Versions in Parallel Columns - 2000 illustrations". The Bible text is
both the King James and the Revised Version for the Old and New Testament
arranged in parallel
columns for ease of comparison.
Additionally there are
extensive other resources included, like: the Psalms in Metre; History of the
Translations of the Bible; color maps;
Complete History of All Books of the Bible, beautifully illustrated;
100,000 marginal references; Cities and Towns of the Bible; Manners
and Customs of the Ancients; the Tabernacles and Solomon's Temple;
Scenes in the Life of Christ and the Life of St. Paul; multiple
Scripture Illustrations, and much more, including a Cruden's concordance; Dr.
W.M. Smith's Bible Dictionary and the Parables of Jesus in
beautiful color illustrations as well as Hofmann's Gallery of New
Testament Illustrations. "The whole embellished with 2000
Scripture Illustrations on Steel, Wood and in Colors."
Between the Old and New Testament are the
Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births,
deaths and marriages. Pages for family pictures at the end.