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.
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
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.
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.
very special American Dutch illustrated antique family Bible!