1885 Pristine Extensively (Dore) Illustrated Parallel Family Bible,
with unmarked family pages and Hofmann's gallery
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher: Historical Publishing
Company - AJ Holman, Philadelphia
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition
In a remarkable preserved condition: a pristine extensively (some color) illustrated and
comprehensive edition of a Family Holy Bible
in Parallel Presentation, including
numerous full page Gustave
Dore engravings (different galleries), astounding chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps.
This gorgeous Family Bible has
intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible,
including the Nativity) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible",
"Pronouncing Parallel Bible" and "Bible Dictionary and Cities
of the Bible". Gold gilt pages. The Bible text is
the King James AND the Revised Version (of 1881) for the Old and New
Testament presented in parallel columns to allow for easier
This Bible contains a very nice
series of additional color plates n both the Old and New Testaments!
Additionally there are
extensive other resources included, like: A Complete History of
Each Book of the Bible; Cities of the Bible with Descriptive Scenes and Events
in Palestine; Parables of our Lord; Life of Christ; Lives of the
Apostles and Evangelists; Historical Illustrations of Bible Texts; Concise History of All Religious
Denominations; Four Thousand Questions and Answers; Psalms In Metre;
Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables
of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs, an illustrated
Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, Hofmann's New Testament
Illustrations and a complete Concordance! "The whole embellished with Magnificent Illustrative Engravings on Steel,
Wood and in Colors"
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.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. The
Bible's binding, spine and cover have been VERY professionally
(antiquarian quality) restored
and this Bible can be used without any concerns.
Restored spine. Very little wear for its age. Some minor scruffs and smaller
damages to the covers and spine. Original unmarked marriage certificate and