An ornate and well
preserved (Gustave Dore)
illustrated, Haydock Antique Roman Catholic - Douay Rheims - family
Bible adorned with amazing illustrations. The Bible has a beautiful decorative cover which consists of thick leather covered boards
artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and other gold decorations showing Bible
related scenes. Attractive (professionally replaced) gold-decorated
5-band spine with the texts "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims"
and "Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated". Gold gilt
pages and cross shaped closing clasps. The text of this Bible is the Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway
Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), being the English
translation from the Latin Vulgate ("... diligently compared with the
Hebrew, Greek and Other Editions in Divers Languages ... with
useful notes, critical, historical, controversial and explanatory
... by the late 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.
Extensive Haydock notes with the Bible text (reads like a modern day
To support the study of this
Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical
and chronological index; Portraits of pontiffs and bishops;
the Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ; Comprehensive History of the Books of the
Holy Catholic Bible; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother
of Christ; An illustrated and comprehensive Calmet Catholic Bible
Dictionary (128 pages); color maps,
and MUCH MORE.
"The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and
other appropriate engravings"
Blank presentation page in the
front. Unmarked matrimony and blank family pages before the New
Scroll down for MANY photographs
of this Bible!
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG)
to EXCELLENT (E) condition. The
Bible's binding is holding well as this Bible has clearly been very
well protected over the years.
No writings, complete Bible. Minor wear the
corners of the covers - typical for its age.
Exceptionally clean and nice pages. Original blank family pages, with marriage certificate.
Many plates and engravings. Gold gilt pages, color plates
and fully functional closing clasps.
A very attractive and preserved Haydock Antique Catholic Family Bible