1875 Ornate Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page illustrations, blank family pages and original closing clasp - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1875 Ornate Roman Catholic Family Bible with full page illustrations, blank family pages and original closing clasps
Publisher: Thomas Kelly, New York
Size: 12.5" x 10" x 4" thick
VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition

Price: $595.00

An 1875 antique illustrated  Roman Catholic family Bible by Thomas Kelly with an exquisite gold decorated cover which consists of leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations. Gold gilt pages and an original, fully functional closing clasp. 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 ... Revised with annotation by the Right rev. Dr. R Challoner"). 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 are a number of additional sections, like the Catholic Dictionary of the Bible and various tables and more....  Numerous full page illustrations throughout.
In the middle of the Bible are blank pages for family records. Matrimony page and pages for family photographs also at the end.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and WELL PRESERVED condition. The Bible's binding is professionally restored and this Bible can be used on a daily basis. Bible has ever so slightly bumped cover corners etc. Pages overall clean with some age related smaller damages, discoloring, toning, tears etc. Original unmarked family record pages. Overall this Bible has been very nicely preserved. See the many pictures.
A very attractive clasped antique Roman Catholic family Bible
 
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