1885 Massive Extensively Illustrated Parallel Family Bible, with color plates and Dore engravings - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     1885 Massive Extensively Illustrated Parallel Family Bible, with color plates and Dore engravings
Size: 12" x 10" x 6"
Publisher: Chandler Bros (AJ Holman), Rockford, Illinois
GOOD to VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
In a well preserved condition: a huge (6" thick!) extensively (some color) illustrated and comprehensive edition of a Family Holy Bible in Parallel Presentation, including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings (different galleries), astounding chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This gorgeous Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "The Parallel Bible" and "Bible Dictionary and Cities of the Bible - 2500 Illustrations". Gold gilt pages and original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is BOTH the King James AND the Revised Version (of 1881) for the Old and New Testament presented in parallel columns to allow for easier comparison.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like: A Complete History of Each Book of the Bible; Cities of the Bible with Descriptive Scenes and Events in Palestine; Parables of our Lord; Life of Christ; Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists; Historical Illustrations of Bible Texts; Concise History of All Religious Denominations; Psalms In Metre;  Indices and tables; and MANY additional other sections (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs, an illustrated Comprehensive Bible Dictionary and a complete Cruden's Concordance! "The whole embellished with Magnificent Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood and in Colors"
 Between the Old and New Testament are the Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages (with entries of previous owners). Pages for family photos at the end.
This Bible is in a GOOD to VERY GOOD and USABLE condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are holding well and this Bible can be used daily (with care as always). Complete Bible. Typical wear and foxing for its age. Some cracking at the bottom of the spine and front cover. Some minor scruffs and smaller damages to the covers and spine.
A very loaded antique Family Holy Bible!
 
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