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
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.