1880ies Exquisite (Dore) Illustrated GERMAN language Roman Catholic Family Bible with colored engravings, clasps and blank family pages - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     1880ies Exquisite (Dore) Illustrated GERMAN language Roman Catholic Family Bible with colored engravings, clasps and blank family pages
Size: 12" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: John Potter and Company, Philadelphia
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

Price: $425.00

'Die Heilige Schrift des Alten and Neuen Testamentes ... Illustrirte Volksausgabe'.  An elaborate extensively (some color) illustrated and comprehensive edition of a Roman Catholic Family Holy Bible in the German (Deutsch) language (printed in the US by John Potter), including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings, 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 "Heilige Schriift". Gold gilt pages and original fully functional cross shaped closing clasps.
There are extensive other resources included, like: colored maps, extensive illustrated dictionary (Katholischen Bible Worterbuch), illustrated introduction to the books of the Bible, extensive in-text illustrations, and much much more (see pictures)
 Blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for family photos at the end.
 
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. The Bible's binding is holding well and can be read daily (handed with care as always). Complete Bible. Typical wear for its age. Some scruffs and smaller damages to the covers and spine, slight cracking at the cove hinge. Original marriage certificate and family pages.
An exquisite GERMAN Roman Catholic Family Holy Bible!
 
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