1880ies GORGEOUS Pulpit-size Family Holy Bible, full-page illustrations, extensive commentary and closing clasps
Size: 13" x 10" x 4"
Publisher: James & Virtue, London
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition
A very attractive and extra large Family Holy Bible printed with a VERY EXTENSIVE in-line 'Practical and Explanatory Commentary, the work of the most eminent scholars of the day'. This 13" x10" Bible has a gold decorated and embossed cover, 5-raised band spine and gold gilt pages with original fully functional closing clasps. The Bible text is the King James Version for the Old and New Testament and Apocrypha, but also includes the complete New Testament in the Revised Version of 1881. With extensive in-text commentary by Jamieson and Bickersteth (reads like a modern day study Bible)
Additionally there is an illustrated 'Philosophical, Historical, Biographical and Geographical Supplement' and the Bible is enriched with 'Illustrative Engravings on Steel'
In the front of the Bible is the original, never used, Holy Matrimony record page.
This Bible is in a VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. Binding is professionally restored, you can use the Bible daily (with care as always). Complete Bible. Clean pages, very nice. Minor typical wear for its age, some smudges, some occasional foxing (see pictures). Original wedding page and original family pages - all unmarked. - all unmarked. Majestic (and many) full plate engravings
A gorgeously illustrated pulpit antique family Bible