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
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
This is an AMAZING
piece of art!