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     1852 Astounding, one of a kind, gold decorated Family Bible with exceptional and stunning color engravings
Size: 11.5" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: E.H. Butler & Co in Philadelphia
WELL PRESERVED and VERY GOOD condition. EXCELLENT binding
Bible is SOLD
A truly UNIQUE (likely from a very limited edition) gold embossed 1852 (pre-civil war - very rare!) Antique Family Bible with an astoundingly beautiful color (likely hand colored) engravings. Gorgeously bound (antiquarian quality restored) gold decorated dark leather covers and spine with gold gilt page edges.  The spine has five raised bands and is imprinted with the gold letter text: "Holy Bible". The covers and spine are very appealing (professionally restored) with exquisite detail and perfection.

In the Bible is a series of about a dozen of the most STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL color engravings to be found in an antique family Bible. The color and richness of the illustrations is truly astounding and exceeds any attempt to show on the pictures below! The colors are so vivid and rich that they almost appear to be wet and like they were painted yesterday. All engravings are protected by special tissue sheets.

 The Bible itself is a Holy Family Bible edition printed in 1852 by E.H. Butler & Co in Philadelphia, 2 volumes bound in 1 book,  with the texts of the King James Old and New Testaments including also the text of the Apocryphal book.

 Restored blank pages to record the weddings and well as family births and deaths have been added at the back of the Bible (see pictures) EXCELLENT binding. Beautiful color decorations. The pages/paper are overall crisp and clean. No writing. Some typical age related smaller damages. smudges and discoloring.

 This is an AMAZING piece of art!
 
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