1870ies Exquisite As-New Illustrated Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page (Dore) illustrations, blank family pages and closing clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1870ies Exquisite As-New Illustrated Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page (Dore) illustrations, blank family pages and closing clasps 
Size: 12" x 10" x 4" thick
Publisher: John E Potter, Philadelphia
EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition
Bible is SOLD
In PRISTINE and As-New Condition: an exquisitely illustrated 1870ies Roman Catholic antique family Bible with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt pages and a pair of original fully functional closing clasps. On the leather spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible " is written. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English translation from the Latin Vulgate ("
Potters Approved Standard Douay Edition - The Holy Bible translated fro the Latin Vulgate ..."). The text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha. Includes Approbations by various American Bishops and Cardinals.

Numerous full page illustrations (some by Gustave Dore) throughout - All text has decorative red lines around the text block.

At the end of the Bible are blank pages for family records.  Pages for family photographs also at the end.

The Bible's binding is in antiquarian quality restored and this Bible can be opened and read on a daily basis. Bible has very pristine covers. Pages overall clean and mostly all are brilliant white/bright. Original unmarked family record pages. See the many pictures.

An As-New illustrated unmarked antique Roman Catholic family Bible
 
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