1875 Exquisite Irish color Illustrated Douay Roman Catholic Family Bible with
many plates, blank family pages and closing clasps
Size: 12" x 10" x 3"
Publisher: James Duffy and Co., Dublin
VERY GOOD and BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED condition
A RARE IRISH (!!) Catholic Family Bible: A beautifully exquisitely (color - chromolithographs) illustrated antique Roman Catholic Family Bible from 1875 with full page engravings but also adorned with metal (brass?) corner pieces and original, fully functional, closing clasps. Published in Dublin, Ireland the Bible is in a VERY GOOD and BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED condition. On the spine in gold letters the text "Holy Bible - Illustrated" written. On the covers the Bible has gold embossed decorations - including a beautiful gold cross o the front cover.
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 (" ... with Annotations, references, historical and chronological index etc..."). The text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha. There is an approbation by the most Rev. Dr. Cullen, Lord Archbishop of Dublin. Beautiful gold gilt pages.
In the front of the Bible is an original family history section (UNMARKED).
There are number of full page (color) engravings from classic paintings as well as numerous in-page illustrations of Bible scenes throughout the Bible.
VERY GOOD condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are holding well and with care the Bible can be used on a daily basis. Complete Bible. Clean pages, very nice. All pages are present, no writings, some light water damp staining and aged paper. Illustrations throughout. Beautiful gold illustrated covers and spine with matching metal corners and clasps.