1900ies rare Dutch Extensively (Color) (Dore) Illustrated Antique Family Bible (Bijbel) with silver claps and unmarked family pages - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1900ies rare Dutch Extensively (Color) Illustrated Antique Family Bible (Bijbel) with claps and unmarked family pages
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4.5" thick
Publisher: AJ Holman - A.W Sijthoff, Leiden, the Netherlands.
EXCELLENT (E) condition
Bible is SOLD
A folio size Netherlandse Family Bijbel (Dutch language family Bible) of the 1890-1900 period with a gold decorated/embossed leather cover (showing scenes of the Bible) as well as gold embossed lettering and the text "BIJBEL" on the front and spine and 2 silver, fully operational clasps, printed by A.J. Holman in Philadelphia in cooperation with A.W. Sijthoff in Leiden. This is a rare find as this is one of the very FEW Dutch language Bibles printed by Holman here in America. Holman is the publisher of the majority of the famous illustrated family Bibles of the 1880ies-1890ies in English and also printed quite a few in German and some of the Skandinavian languages but only very few were ever translated to and printed in Dutch.
The Bible contains the complete text of the Old and New Testament ("Statenvertaling'). It is extensively illustrated with full page exquisite black and white (including a number of Gustave Dore galleries) and color engravings/illustrations (chromolithographs) and color maps. The Bible also has a very extensive commentary included with the text as chapter introductions and a very large number of side notes and footnotes. Included are also the Thorvaldsen and Hoffman Galleries of illustrations and a book of Psalms and Hymns set to music plus the Catechism for the Dutch Reformed Church.
There is a blank presentation page in the front and a marriage page and family records pages in the middle. Also pages for family pictures at the end of the Bible.
This antique Bible is in an EXCELLENT (E) condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are in a  fully functional (very professionally restored) condition and this Bible can easily be used on a daily basis. All pages are present and the pages and illustrations are in remarkably good condition. Original, never used family pages. No writing anywhere. Some scuffs and wear to the covers.
A very special American Dutch illustrated antique family Bible!
 
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