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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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Price: $995.00

(Stock number: I66)
 Size: 13.5" x 10" x 4.5"
 VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

      In remarkable PRISTINE condition: American Bible History: A BEAUTIFULLY preserved 1846 Harper Illuminated Bible. Beautiful decorated and embossed decorated front and back cover and 5-band raised spine with the text "Holy Bible" and showing various beautiful decorations and illustrations.
Dated 1846 with, at foot of title, "entered ... in the year 1843 by Harper and Brothers". Frontispiece and illuminated title to each Testament. Table, Index and Concordance at the end. With Apocrypha.
The work was originally announced in 1843, and was issued in 54 numbers of 25ct each. J.A. Adams, the engraver, is credited with having taken the first electrotype in America from a woodcut. Many illustrations in this Bible are done this way. Artists were engaged for more than six years (!) in the preparation of the designs and engravings included in this Bible, at a cost of over $20,000 (a small fortune in those days!).
"This Harper publication was a remarkable production in its time and place, and retains its importance in the annals of American bookmaking. W.J. Linton, noted wood-engraver and author, knew 'no other book like this, so good, so perfect in all its undertakes.' The illustrations are like picturings of history, as are so many of the old European Biblical paintings and illustrations." [Hill's catalogue #1161] "Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings" There are a set of original blank family pages for recording births and deaths in middle of the Bible.
An EXQUISITE piece of American Bible history... click for more details and pictures ...
(Stock number: H21)
Size: 13.5" x 10" x 4.5"
VERY GOOD  and Daily Useable condition

American Bible History: A GORGEOUS well preserved 1846 Harper Illuminated Bible. Beautiful gold decorated front and back cover and 5-band raised spine with the text "Holy Bible" and showing various beautiful gold decorations and illustrations. Beautiful gold decorated red leather cover showing the conquest of  Jericho - VERY NICE! Dated 1846 with, at foot of title, "entered ... in the year 1843 by Harper and Brothers". Frontispiece and illuminated title to each Testament. Table, Index and Concordance at the end. With Apocrypha.
The work was originally announced in 1843, and was issued in 54 numbers of 25ct each. J.A. Adams, the engraver, is credited with having taken the first electrotype in America from a woodcut. Many illustrations in this Bible are done this way. Artists were engaged for more than six years (!) in the preparation of the designs and engravings included in this Bible, at a cost of over $20,000 (a small fortune in those days!).
"This Harper publication was a remarkable production in its time and place, and retains its importance in the annals of American bookmaking. W.J. Linton, noted wood-engraver and author, knew 'no other book like this, so good, so perfect in all its undertakes.' The illustrations are like picturings of history, as are so many of the old European Biblical paintings and illustrations." [Hill's catalogue #1161]
"Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings"
There are a set of blank family pages for recording births and deaths in middle of the Bible. ... click for more details and pictures ...

Price: $875.00

Price: $645.00

(Stock number K74)
Size: 13.5" x 10.5" x 4"
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

This EXQUISITE condition - chromolithograph (color) -  illustrated Antique - Illustrated National Comprehensive Family Bible has ornate brass corners, fully functional metal clasps and gold gilt pages, It is in a beautifully preserved, VERY GOOD to  EXCELLENT condition. It contains a large number of attractive, very rare (for this publishing date) and well preserved  lithographs of original paintings, plus a serious of stunning color engravings. The Bible (King James version) itself contains an extensive on-page Scott and Henry commentary (reads like a modern day study Bible).
"The National Comprehensive Family Bible - the Holy Bible ... with the commentaries of Scott and Henry ... condensed and edited by the Rev John Eadie  ..."
Apart from the Old and New Testament, there is a beautifully decorated, family registry and  portrait section, various tables and indices and an extensive Concordance, a Biblical Cyclopedia and the Psalms in Metre.
An EXQUISITE illustrated antique family Bible ... more information ...

Price: $645.00

(stock number K28)
Size: 13.5" x 10.5" x 4"      
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

This SUBLIME condition - chromolithograph (color) -  illustrated Antique - Practical and Devotional Family Bible has ornate brass corners, fully functional metal clasps and gold gilt pages, It is in a beautifully preserved, VERY GOOD to  EXCELLENT condition. It contains a large number of attractive, very rare (for this publishing date) and well preserved  lithographs of original paintings, plus a serious of stunning color engravings. The Bible (King James version) itself contains an extensive on-page Scott and Henry commentary (reads like a modern day study Bible).
"The National Comprehensive Family Bible - the Holy Bible ... with the commentaries of Scott and Henry ... condensed and edited by the Rev John Eadie  ..."
Apart from the Old and New Testament, there is a beautifully decorated, family registry and  portrait section, various tables and indices and an extensive Concordance, a Biblical Cyclopedia and the Psalms in Metre.
A SUBLIME illustrated antique family Bible  ...more ... 
(stock number I73)
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 3.5"  
VERY GOOD and nicely restored condition

A Gorgeously and Extensively Color Illustrated Family Bible!
 Mid Victorian King James Family bible with attractive leather binding with gold embossed decorations and gilt tooling.
This exquisitely - chromolithograph (color) -  illustrated Antique - John Brown's Self-Interpreting - Family Bible has ornate brass edges, fully functional metal clasps and gold gilt pages. It contains MANY attractive and well preserved  lithographs of original paintings from the classic masters, plus a serious of stunning color engravings and colored maps. The Bible (King James version) itself contains an extensive on-page Rev. John Brown commentary (reads like a modern day study Bible).
"Brown's Self-Interpreting Family Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments; to which are annexed an extensive introduction; marginal references and illustrations; an exact summary of the several books, a paraphrase on the most obscure or important parts; explanatory notes; evangelical reflections etc etc, by the late Rev. John Brown ... with many additional References and Numerous Illustrations"
Apart from the Old and New Testament, there is a (all unmarked) section for family registry and pictures, an extensive introduction,  and a number of tables and indexes with a complete concordance.
A GORGEOUS color illustrated antique family Bible  ...more ... 
Bible is SOLD
(stock number L02)
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4"    
VERY GOOD fully ORIGINAL condition

This majestic - chromolithograph (color) -  illustrated Antique - National Comprehensive Family Bible has ornate brass corners, fully functional metal clasps and gold gilt pages, It is in a beautifully preserved condition. It contains a large number of attractive, very rare (for this publishing date) and well preserved  lithographs of original paintings from the classic masters plus a serious of stunning color engravings. The Bible (King James version) itself contains an extensive on-page Scott and Henry commentary (reads like a modern day study Bible).
"The National Comprehensive Family Bible - the Holy Bible with the commentaries of Scott and Henry and containing many thousand critical and explanatory notes ... the commentaries condensed and the whole edited by the Rev John Eadie ... C&A Ross"
Apart from the Old and New Testament, there is a beautifully decorated,  family registry and  portrait section, various tables and indices and an extensive Concordance (Biblical Cyclopedia)
A gorgeous English antique family Bible  ...more ... 

Price: $575.00

(Stock number: L19)
Size: 13" x 10" x 4"
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition

A very attractive and extra large Family Holy Bible printed with a VERY EXTENSIVE in-line 'Practical and Explanatory Commentary, the work of the most eminent scholars of the day'. This 13" x10" Bible has a gold decorated and embossed cover, 5-raised band spine and gold gilt pages with original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is the King James Version for the Old and New Testament and Apocrypha, but also includes the complete New Testament in the Revised Version of 1881. With extensive in-text commentary by Jamieson and Bickersteth (reads like a modern day study Bible). Additionally there is an illustrated 'Philosophical, Historical, Biographical and Geographical Supplement' and the Bible is enriched with 'Illustrative Engravings on Steel'
 In the front of the Bible is the original, never used, Holy Matrimony record page.  Majestic (and many) full plate engravings
A gorgeously  illustrated pulpit antique family Bible  ... more details ...
Bible is SOLD

Price: $695.00

(stock number K95)
12" x 10" x  5"  thick
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition

A beautiful, antique, (color) illustrated and very extensive illustrated Pronouncing Edition Family Holy Bible, including numerous full page (with many Gustave Dore) engravings, color plates, and chromolithographs (color engravings) and maps. Gold gilt pages and original closing clasps. Beautiful embossed and gold decorated covers showing Bible scenes and a 5-raised band spine with the gold letter texts: "Holy Bible", "Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "Bible Dictionary and Cities of the Bible". This Bible presents both the King James and the 1881 Revised Version in for the Old and New Testament in parallel columns for easy comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other amazing resources included, like: the Apocrypha, color maps, Psalms in Metre; the Books of the Bible, biographical and historical; Cities of the Bible;  Patriarchs, Priests, Prophets and Kings; Biographical Sketches of the Translators and Reformers; Bible Stories for Young People; Four Thousand Questions and Answers and much much more, also including a New Self-Pronouncing Dictionary of the Holy Bible;  Complete Concordance, Parables with color illustrations and the Hofmann's Gallery of New Testament Illustrations, the Thorvaldsen Gallery and so on.... Beautiful  illustrations throughout. Presentation page and pages for family history plus pages for pictures at the end
An attractive, clasped Antique Family Bible ...more... 
(Stock number: K93)
Size: 12" x 10" x 5.5"(!!)
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) and Daily Useable condition

In beautifully preserved condition: A comprehensive, extensively illustrated 'Parallel Column' edition of a Family Holy Family Bible, including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings,  chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. Gold gilt pages. This large and  loaded antique Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible, including the Solomon's judgment) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible - The 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 Old and New Testamen.
 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 and readings; Biblical Scenery; Manners and Customs of the Ancients; the Tabernacles and Solomon's Temple; Scenes in the Life of Christ and the Life of St. Paul; Bible Text events illustrated, a Dore Gallery of Scripture Illustrations, and much more, including 4000 Questions and Answers and a Cruden's concordance; Dr. W.M. Smith's Bible Dictionary, Hofmann gallery of NT illustrations, and the Parables of Jesus in beautiful color illustrations. "2000 Scripture Illustrations in Steel, Wood and in Colors." There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and the unmarked pages for recording births, deaths and marriages.
A VERY ATTRACTIVE 'loaded' illustrated Family Bible  ... more details ...

Price: $695.00

Price: $625.00

(Stock number: K92)
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
VERY GOOD, RESTORED and DAILY USABLE condition

A beautiful, antique, (color) illustrated and very extensive illustrated Pronouncing Edition Family Holy Bible, including numerous full page (with many Gustave Dore) engravings, color plates, and chromolithographs (color engravings) and maps. Gold gilt pages. Beautiful embossed and gold decorated covers showing Bible scenes and a 5-raised band spine with the gold letter texts: "Holy Bible", "Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "Bible Dictionary and Cities of the Bible". This Bible presents both the King James and the 1881 Revised Version in for the Old and New Testament in parallel columns for easy comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other amazing resources included, like: color maps, Psalms in Metre; the Books of the Bible, biographical and historical; EXTENSIVE section of Scripture Illustrations;  Patriarchs, Priests, Prophets and Kings; Biographical Sketches of the Translators and Reformers; Bible Stories for Young People; Four Thousand Questions and Answers and much much more, also including a New Self-Pronouncing Dictionary of the Holy Bible;  Complete Cruden's Concordance, Parables with color illustrations and the Hofmann's Gallery of New Testament Illustrations and so on.... Beautiful  illustrations throughout. Presentation page and pages for family history plus pages for pictures at the end.
An attractive, UNMARKED color Antique Family Bible  ... more details ...
(Stock number: L13)
Size: 12" x 10" x 5.5"(!!)
VERY GOOD  (RESTORED) condition

1892 Jubilee Year edition -  Pristine and Astounding color illustrated and comprehensive "Pronouncing" edition of a Family Holy Bible in Parallel Presentation, including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings (different galleries) , various chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This gorgeous Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible, focused on the Jesus' birth) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "The Old and New Versions in Parallel Columns - 2500 Illustrations". Gold gilt pages. The Bible text is BOTH the King James AND the Revised Version (of 1881) for the Old and New Testament presented in parallel columns to allow for easier comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like: A Complete History of Each Book of the Bible, beautifully illustrated; Cities of the Bible with Descriptive Scenes and Events in Palestine; Parables of our Lord; Life of Christ; Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists; Animated Nature of the Bible Lands;  Historical Illustrations of Bible Texts; History of Herod, King of the Jews; Concise History of All Religious Denominations; Bible Text Book; Four Thousand Questions and Answers Psalms In Metre;  Bible Stories for the Young; Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs and an illustrated Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, a complete  Concordance and the Hofmann Gallery of New Testament illustrations! "The Whole Embellished with Magnificent Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood and in Colors"
There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for pictures in the back.
A glorious unmarked antique family Bible !!!  ... more details ...

Price: $625.00

Price: $695.00

(Stock number: K72)
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

Ornate and attractively illustrated Parallel Holy Bible - in a NICELY PRESERVED condition -  including numerous full page (including by Gustave Dore) engravings, chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This 'coffee-table (folio) size' and reference Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "Pronouncing Parallel Bible .... 2000 illustrations". Gold gilt pages and showing detailed Bible scenes in gold on the covers. Original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is the King James/Authorized Version in a parallel column presentation with the 1881 Revised Version (of the KJV) for both the Old and New Testament.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like: color maps; the Apocrypha;  Psalms in Metre; History of the Translation of the Bible; History of the Religious Denominations; History of the Books of the Holy Bible; Natural History of the Bible; Story of the Old Testament Heroes; Tabernacle in the Wilderness; Bible Stories for the Young;  Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: William Smith  Dictionary of the Bible, Complete Cruden's Concordance to the Holy Scriptures, color illustrated parable, a stunning Hofmann Gallery of New Testament Illustrations and a Thorvaldsen gallery of illustrations. Unmarked presentation page in the front. Blank wedding/matrimony page and pages to record family history in the middle and pages for family pictures in the back. An astounding and attractive COLOR antique Family Holy Bible  ... more details ...
(stock number K50)
 12" x 10" x 5"  thick
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition

1893 Astounding color illustrated and comprehensive Antique Family Holy Bible  including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings (different galleries) , various chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This gorgeous Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "Bible Dictionary and Cities of the Bible". Gold gilt pages. The Bible text is the Old and New Testament as well as the Apocrypha.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like:  A Complete History of all the Books of the Bible, beautifully illustrated; Cities & Towns of the Bible; Parables of our Lord; Life of Christ; Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists; Story of the Old testament Heroes;  Historical Illustrations of Bible Texts; History of Herod, King of the Jews; Concise History of All Religious Denominations; Bible Text Book; Kings and Patriachs; Psalms In Metre;  Bible Stories for the Young; Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs and an illustrated Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, a complete Cruden's Concordance, the Hofmann Gallery of New Testament illustrations and the Thorvaldsen Gallery! And - a large fold-out picture of the Last Supper.
There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for pictures in the back.
A glorious unmarked antique family Bible !!!  ...more... 

Price: $695.00

Price: $625.00

(Stock number: L03)
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
VERY GOOD, RESTORED and DAILY USABLE condition

1892 Jubilee Year edition -  Pristine and Astounding color illustrated and comprehensive "Pronouncing" edition of a Family Holy Bible in Parallel Presentation, including numerous full page engravings, various chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This gorgeous Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible, focused on the Jesus' birth) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "The Old and New Versions in Parallel Columns - 2500 Illustrations". Gold gilt pages. The Bible text is BOTH the King James AND the Revised Version (of 1881) for the Old and New Testament presented in parallel columns to allow for easier comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like: A Complete History of Each Book of the Bible, beautifully illustrated; Cities of the Bible with Descriptive Scenes and Events in Palestine; Parables of our Lord; Life of Christ; Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists; Animated Nature of the Bible Lands;  Historical Illustrations of Bible Texts; History of Herod, King of the Jews; Concise History of All Religious Denominations; Bible Text Book; Four Thousand Questions and Answers Psalms In Metre;  Bible Stories for the Young; Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs and an illustrated Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, a complete Cruden's Concordance and the Hofmann Gallery of New Testament illustrations! "The Whole Embellished with Magnificent Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood and in Colors"
There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for pictures in the back.
A BEAUTIFUL unmarked antique family Bible !!!  ... more details ...
(Stock number L05)
  Size: 12" x 10" x 4.5"
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E) condition

A beautiful, antique, (color) illustrated and extensive illustrated Pronouncing Edition Family Holy Bible, including numerous full page (with many Gustave Dore) engravings, color plates, and chromolithographs (color engravings) and maps. Gold gilt pages. Beautiful embossed and gold decorated covers showing Bible scenes and a 5-raised band spine with the gold letter texts: "Holy Bible" and  "Pronouncing Parallel Bible".This Bible presents both the King James and the 1881 Revised Version in for the Old and New Testament in parallel columns for easy comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other amazing resources included, like: color maps, Psalms in Metre; the Books of the Bible, biographical and historical; Cities of the Bible;  Patriarchs, Priests, Prophets and Kings; Biographical Sketches of the Translators and Reformers; Four Thousand Questions and Answers and much much more, also including a New Self-Pronouncing Dictionary of the Holy Bible;  Complete Concordance and Jesus' Parables with color illustrations and so on.... Beautiful  illustrations throughout.
Presentation page and pages for family history plus pages for pictures at the end.  ...more details...

Price: $625.00

Bible is SOLD
(Stock number I44)
Size: 12" x 10" x 3.5"
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition! An extensively (partly color) illustrated Self-Pronouncing edition of a Family Holy Combination Bible, including  full page (Gustave Dore) engravings,  chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. Gold gilt pages. The Bible text is the King James for the Old and New Testament showing the revisions to the KJV by the Revised Version via a system of footnotes.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like:  History of the Books of the Holy Bible; Bible Stories for the Young; and much more, including a complete and Practical Household Bible Dictionary. 
 Between the Old and New Testament are the unmarked/blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages (with some writings).
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are holding well (use with care as always). Complete Bible. Clean pages and undamaged. 
A nicely preserved Combination antique family Bible.
(Stock number H46)
Size: 12" x 10" x 4"
EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition

An - 'AS NEW' beautiful, antique, (color) illustrated and very extensive Pictorial Edition Family Holy Bible, including numerous full page engravings, color plates, and chromolithographs (color engravings) and maps. Beautiful embossed and gold decorated covers and a 4-raised band spine with the gold letter texts: "Holy Bible" and  "Pronouncing Parallel Bible". This Bible presents both the King James and the 1881 Revised Version in for the Old and New Testament in parallel columns for easy comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other amazing resources included, like: color maps, Psalms in Metre; the Books of the Bible, biographical and historical; Scripture Natural History; Patriarchs, Priests, Prophets and Kings; Biographical Sketches of the Translators and Reformers; Bible Stories for Young People; Four Thousand Questions and Answers and much much more, also including a New Self-Pronouncing Dictionary of the Holy Bible;  Complete Cruden's Concordance, Parables with color illustrations, Hofmann's Gallery of New Testament Illustrations, the Thorvaldsen Gallery, and so on.... Beautiful  illustrations throughout. Between the Old and New Testament are blank pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for photo's in the back.
An 'as new', unmarked color Antique Family Bible   ... more details ...

Price: $675.00

 
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