1780 Pristine complete Dutch Bible - Church Book - with Psalter, Hymnal and Prayers and massive heavy silver clasps - Boek met Zilverwerk - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1780 Pristine complete Dutch Bible - Church Book - with Psalter, Hymnal and Prayers and massive heavy silver clasps - Boek met Zilverwerk
Size: 6" x 4" x 3" thick
Publisher: Johannes Enschede en zonen, Haarlem
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

Price: $495.00

A true Dutch Church book ('kerkboek') with amazing, solid massive silver clasps!
This book - intended to be brought to and used in church ('bijbel met zilverwerk')- contains the complete text of the Bible - Old and New Testament ('Statenvertaling - State Bible') and is bound with "het Boek der Psalmen" (book of psalms, 1780), with all Biblical psalms set to music and "Nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland", a collection of hymns used in the Netherlands Reformed Churches printed in 1818. The last section of this Bible/Church Book contains a Catechism (Catechismus of the Netherlands Reformed Churches) "Biblia Dat is De gantsche H Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. uyt de Oorspronkelycke Talen in onze Nederlandtsche Tale getrouwelick overgeset. ... 1780"
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition: A stunning Dutch Holy Bible with 3 additional books, all bound as one! Finely bound in red leather binding, complete with gilt borders, the spine with gilt bands as well, with light wear. Two highly intricate engraved swing clasps, as shown, fully functional. Engraved main title to Bible, as shown, with marbled EPs. Text is clean, with each book signed by the publishers for validity on the versos of the titles. Psalms at rear with full musical notation throughout, as shown in the pictures. Binding is sound and tight, clean pages presented gorgeously. Gilt page edges shining. Measures roughly 6" x 4" x 3". A stunning Dutch Bible with additional books! An EXQUISITE Dutch church book.
 
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