1879 Color illustrated The Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Mother Mary - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1879 Color illustrated The Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Mother Mary
Size: 12" x 10" x 3.5"
Publisher: Benziger Brothers, New York
    EXCELLENT condition
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A RARE and PRECIOUS color illustrated antique Roman Catholic book with full page engravings and gold gilt pages, printed in 1879 by Benziger Borthers, in an EXCELLENT condition. Bound in gorgeous gilt adorned and designed raised Victorian leather with gilt borders and adornments on boards and spine. On the spine in gold letter the text "The Life of our Saviour Jesus Christ" is written. On the leather covers are gold embossed decorations - including Christ with a cross on the front cover and Mary with child on the back cover.
 "The life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Mother Mary ... by Rev Richard Brennan LLD., ... published with the approbation of his eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of New York - Illustrated". There are multiple pages with approbations for (arch) bishops from all around the United States.
Extensively illustrated with smaller (in-text) and full page engravings, decorated chapter capitals and so on. There are a number of very rare glossed full-paged color chromolithographed engravings.
Presentation page in the front. There are some pages for family registry and photographs.
 
 EXCELLENT condition. The Bible's binding is professionally rebacked and in perfect condition.  Light rubbing on covers as shown. Pages clean and bright, all bound, includes glossed full-page color chromolithographed and in text black and white engravings. Multiple sections bound into one volume.
A RARE and attractive Catholic family book.
 
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