1886 Beautifully Preserved, Gloriously (Dore) Illustrated Antique Family Parallel Bible with full-page engravings, original unmarked family pages and decorated clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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   1886 Beautifully Preserved, Gloriously (Dore) Illustrated Antique Family Parallel Bible with full-page engravings, original unmarked family pages and decorated clasps
Size: 12" x 10" x 5"
Publisher: Gately & Williams, New York
VERY GOOD condition

Price: $525.00

In beautifully preserved condition: A comprehensive, extensively illustrated 'Parallel-Column' edition of a Family Holy Family Bible, including numerous full page Gustave Dore engravings,  chromolithographs (color engravings) and color maps. Gold gilt pages with amazing closing clasps. This large and  loaded antique Family Bible has intricate gold-embedded decorated covers (depicting scenes of the Bible, including Solomon's temple) and spine, all with the gold-letter text "Holy Bible - The Parallel Bible", and, "The Old and New Versions in Parallel Columns- 2000 illustrations".  The Bible text is both the King James and the Revised Version for Old and New Testament And the King James Version for the Apocrypha.
 Additionally there are extensive other resources included, like:  the Psalms in Metre; History of the Translations of the Bible; color maps; Complete History of All Books of the Bible, beautifully illustrated; 100,000 marginal references and readings; Biblical Scenery; Manners and Customs of the Ancients; the Tabernacles and Solomon's Temple; Scenes in the Life of Christ and the Life of St. Paul; Bible Text events illustrated, a Dore Gallery of Scripture Illustrations, and much more, including a Cruden's concordance; Dr. W.M. Smith's Bible Dictionary and the Parables of Jesus in beautiful color illustrations. "Illustrations in Steel, Wood and in Colors."
There is a blank presentation page in the front. Between the Old and New Testament are the blank Holy Matrimony page and the unmarked pages for recording births, deaths and marriages. Pages for family pictures in the back.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD (VG) and Daily Useable (with care as always!) condition. The Bible's binding, spine and cover are original and the binding is holding well. Binding a little loose in the front of the book. No writings, complete Bible.  Clean pages. Original unmarked family history pages. Covers with some very minor bumps and scratches.
A VERY ATTRACTIVE 'loaded' illustrated Family Bible
 
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