1885 Extensively Illustrated Parallel Family Bible, with color plates, Dore engravings and unmarked family pages with clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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   1885 Extensively Illustrated Parallel Family Bible, with color plates, Dore engravings and unmarked family pages with clasps
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher: WL Richardson (AJ Holman), Boston
VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition

Price: $595.00

In a well preserved condition: an 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 and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible", "The Parallel Bible" and "Bible Dictionary and Cities of the Bible - 3000 Illustrations". Gold gilt pages and original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is BOTH the King James AND the Revised Version (of 1881) for the Old and New Testament presented in parallel columns to allow for easier comparison.
 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; Psalms In Metre;  Indices and tables; and MANY additional other sections (see pictures).... ALSO: the parables of Jesus with beautiful color lithographs, an illustrated Comprehensive Bible Dictionary and a complete Concordance! "The whole embellished with Magnificent Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood and in Colors"
 Between the Old and New Testament are the Holy Matrimony page and pages for recording births, deaths and marriages (with entries of previous owners). Pages for family photos at the end.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD and DAILY USABLE condition. Binding is excellent (antiquarian quality restored) condition, you can use the Bible daily without needing to worry about the binding. Complete Bible. Typical wear and foxing for its age. Some minor fading to the covers and spine.
A very loaded antique Family Holy Bible!
 
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