The majestic edition
of the famous German printing of the 'super folio' size (16" x
12"!) of the complete series of 230 full page illustrations by the
famous Gustave Dore. Including the Old Testament , the Apocrypha and the New Testament.
Dore’s masterpiece and by far
the best and most renowned edition of any Gustave Dore illustrated
German language Bible produced in the 19th century.
Bound in full tooled and gilt
brown leather covers decorated with gold gilt cross and the
text 'Die Heilige Schrift'. Both volumes also have the "Die
Heilige Schrift - Illustriert von Gustave Dore" in gold
letters on both the spine, together with the volume number. Volume 1 covers Genesis
through Song of Songs, Volume 2 Isaiah to Revelation. All edges are
gilt. All Dore plates present as called for in contents. Complete in
every respect. Bible text translated by Martin Luther.
Also includes the original -
never written on - family 'death, birth and marriage' pages.
This Bible set is amazingly
preserved and in a VERY GOOD (VG) condition.
Binding is holding well
and the books can be used and read - with care (as always) on a
daily basis. Gold decorated covers and beautiful decorated/gilted spines.
Small piece of leather missing on the cover of the 2nd book. There is some foxing (noting
major) on a few pages and a few pencil scribbles but apart from that this set is VERY clean. Original and unmarked family pages. These books weigh about
lbs each! See the many
A master piece of Dore's famous work.