1892 Ornate, Beautifully Illustrated (Gustave Dore) Parallel Family Holy Bible with color engravings, blank family pages and closing clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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     1892 Ornate, Beautifully Illustrated (Gustave Dore) Parallel Family Holy Bible with color engravings, blank family pages and closing clasps
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher:  AJ Holman, Philadelphia
VERY GOOD (VG)  condition

Price: $575.00

Ornate and attractively illustrated Parallel Holy Bible - in a NICELY PRESERVED condition -  including numerous full page (including by Gustave Dore) engravings, chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. This 'coffee-table (folio) size' and reference Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible". Gold gilt pages and showing detailed Bible scenes in gold on the covers. Original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is the King James/Authorized Version in a parallel column presentation with the 1881 Revised Version (of the KJV) for both the Old and New Testament.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like: color maps; the Apocrypha;  Psalms in Metre; History of the Translation of the Bible; History of the Religious Denominations; History of the Books of the Holy Bible; Natural History of the Bible; Story of the Old Testament Heroes; Tabernacle in the Wilderness; Bible Stories for the Young;  Indices and tables; and so on (see pictures).... ALSO: William Smith  Dictionary of the Bible, Complete Cruden's Concordance to the Holy Scriptures, color illustrated parable and a stunning Hofmann Gallery of New Testament Illustrations.
Unmarked presentation page in the front. Blank wedding/matrimony page and pages to record family history in the middle and pages for family pictures in the back.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG) condition.  Binding is excellent (antiquarian quality restored) condition, you can use the Bible daily without needing to worry about the binding. Remarkable little wear for its age. Corners are slightly rubbed. Gold on covers somewhat faded. No writings, typical light browning of paper, some edge wear. Original blank family pages.
An astounding and attractive COLOR antique Family Holy Bible
 
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