An 1884 exquisitely
illustrated, 'Haydock' Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims - family
Bible adorned with amazing chromolithographs (color engravings) -
including the BEAUTIFULLY COLOR illustrated 'Stations of the Cross'. The Bible has a beautiful decorative cover which consists of thick leather covered boards
artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and other gold decorations showing Bible
related scenes. Attractive gold-decorated
5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims"
and "Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated". Gold gilt
pages and cross shaped closing clasps. The text of this Bible is the Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway
Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), being the English
translation from the Latin Vulgate ("... diligently compared with the
Hebrew, Greek and Other Editions in Divers Languages ... with
useful notes, critical, historical, controversial and explanatory
... by the late Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock"). 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.
Extensive Haydock notes with the Bible text (reads like a modern day
To support the study of this
Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical
and chronological index; Portraits of pontiffs and bishops;
the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; a very extensive section of
Scripture Illustrations; Comprehensive History of the Books of the
Holy Catholic Bible; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother
of Christ; An illustrated and comprehensive Calmett Catholic Bible
Dictionary (128 pages); color maps, color Stations of the Cross,
color parables of Jesus
and MUCH MORE.
"The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and
other appropriate engravings"
Blank presentation page in the
front. Unmarked ORIGINAL matrimony and blank family pages before the New
Testament and a section for family portraits
at the end of the Bible.
Bible's binding, spine and cover have been VERY professionally
(antiquarian quality) restored
and this Bible can be used without any concerns. No writings, complete Bible. Minor wear for its age.
Clean and nice pages wit some typical occasional foxing. Original, never used, family pages, with marriage certificate.
Many plates and engravings. Ever so slightly rubbed cover corners and some wear. Gold gilt pages
and color plates. Restored spine.
An exquisitely illustrated COLOR 'Haydock' Antique Catholic Family Bible