1870ies Ornate Holy Catholic Family Bible with beautiful full page (color) illustrations, extensive Haydock notes and original closing clasps
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4" thick
Publisher: John G Murdoch, London
VERY GOOD conditon
A well preserved and attractively
(color) illustrated Roman Catholic antique family Bible
with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed, a (gold gilt) cross and
brass corner pieces and clasps. Gold gilt
pages and original, fully functional closing clasps. On the
leather spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible" is written. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway
Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English
translation from the Latin Vulgate ("the Holy Bible
according to the Douay and Rheimish Versions ... Useful Notes ... by
the Rev Geo Leo Haydock"). The
text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books
that are often referred to as the Apocrypha. Includes Approbations
by various American Bishops and Cardinals.
To support the study of this
Bible there is a very extensive (Haydock) commentary with the Bible
text. Also numerous (color) plates and an unmarked all original
section to record family history records.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and
DAILY USABLE condition. The
Bible's binding, spine and covers are in a good condition
and this Bible can be used (with care as always) on a daily basis. Pages overall
clean with some occasional age related discoloring etc.
Original blank Family pages. Overall this Bible has been nicely
preserved. See the many pictures.
An attractive clasped unmarked antique
Holy Catholic family Bible