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We take great pride in the quality of the Bibles we offer. We cannot replace missing pages or undo water damage and so on, but we do make sure that the binding of the pages as well as the covers is in good (daily) useable condition. Therefore most Bibles go through a restoration process where the spines are cleaned of old failing adhesive and loose pages or broken signatures are restored/replaced. Old spine leather is reinforced or replaced and spine reinforcement is applied with new headbands and the cover hinge is extra re-enforced. Also the cover leather is cleaned and treated and if applicable the clasps are cleaned and restored. This is not just a patch job! This process brings the strength of the book back to its original quality!

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Just like in our modern times, also in centuries before us numerous books were written and published to support Christians in their study of God's Word and Truth.

The books include Biblical verse by verse or chapter by chapter commentaries, Biblical history and background, topical analysis of the Bible, collections of teachings and sermons, guidance for young people or new Christians, Bible dictionaries and so on.

Like the Antique Family Bibles, many of these ancient books are beautifully illustrated by works of famous masters (like Gustave Doré) and contain colorful (in many case fold-out) maps.                            
Bible is SOLD
(Stock number I50)
Size:  FOLIO, 14.5" x 9 1/2". 3 Volumes! 
VERY GOOD condition

    1641 EDITION - Last Edition Issued During John Foxe Lifetime !!! SUPERB COPIES. COMPLETE (with remarks see below) . SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS (116 in TOTAL & TWO FOLD OUT PLATES & ONE FULL PAGE PLATE.)  MOST ATTRACTIVE RECENT, HALF LEATHER BINDINGS. EACH SPINE LABELED 'ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY VOL I, II, III'. NEW END PAPERS. ALL EDGES MOST NEATLY COVERED WITH LEATHER CORNERS. ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE WITH ALL THREE TITLE PAGES, PRELIMS AND ALL TEXT LEAVES PRESENT (TWO LEAVES missing- SEE BELOW.)

VOLUME ONE : - FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT lacking
- SUPERB ORIGINAL ENGRAVED FULL TITLE PAGE
- 31 ILLUSTRATIONS in TEXT (Mostly 1/2 Page Size.)
- PAGINATION : The Kalendar [6pp] & Ad Dominvm [3pp] & Epistle Dedicatory to QEI [3pp] & Ad Doctum Lectorem [3pp]
& To The True & Faithfull Congragation [8pp] & The Utilitie of This Story [3pp] & To All The Professed Friends [5pp]
& Four Considerations [2pp] & In Martyrologium Joan. Foxi [4pp] & A Table of Tables [12pp] & A Chronologie [76pp]
& [1033pp]. Last leaf lacking

VOLUME TWO : - ENGRAVED FULL TITLE PAGE
- 26 ILLUSTRATIONS in TEXT (A Mix of 1/2 & 1/4 & 1/8 Page Size.)
- DOUBLE PAGE FOLD OUT PLATE "THE DESCRIPTION of WINDSOR CASTLE" is PRESENT. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
- PAGINATION : [788pp]

VOLUME THREE : - SUPERB ORIGINAL ENGRAVED FULL TITLE PAGE
- 59 ILLUSTRATIONS in TEXT (A Mix of 1/2 & 1/4 & 1/8 Page Size.)
- LARGE OVERSIZE  PLATE "A Table Describing The Burning of Ridley & Latimer." (at p.503.)
- FULL SIZED PLATE "How Bucer's & Phagius Bones Were Put Into Two
New Cofins." (at p.770/1.)
- PAGINATION : [1030pp] & A Table of All The Principall Persons [94pp] & A Continuation of The martyrs [107pp] & Signs etc [1pp]

A SUPERB, SCARCE, MOST HANDSOME SET !!!  ... more details...

(Stock number I77)
Size: 15 1/4" x 10",  2 3/4" thick (each volume)
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition

A massive 2 volume set of the complete "New History of the Holy Bible from the beginning of the World to the Eftablifhment of Chriftinaity. With Answers to moft of the Controverted Queftions, Dissertations upon the moft remarkable Passages, and a Connection of the Profane History all along, to which are added Notes, explaining difficult Texts, rectifying Mif-Tranflatons and reconciling feeming Contradictions, the whole illuftrated with proper Maps and Sculptures, by the Reverend Thomas Stackhouse, A.M. Vocar of Beenham in Berkfhire."
Both volumes have light brown covers dry-printed with an attractive decoration and 6-raised bands spines. Exquisite full page engraving throughout.
The great work of Thomas Stackhouse (1677-1752) was his 'New History of the Holy Bible from the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Christianity,' which tradition says, being rather too fond of a drink, he wrote in the 'Three Kings - Jack's Booth' public house in Sulhamstead, just across the Kennet Valley from Beenham. He brought it out in numbers and then published in two folio volumes in 1737, with a dedication to his patron, Bishop Gibson. The second edition came out in two folio volumes in 1742-4 [which are these 2 volumes!], and it was often reprinted, with additional notes, by other divines. The work was illustrated with many views, including the ark inside and outside, and the Tower of Babel. The plate of the 'Witch of Endor' was the bugbear of the childhood of Charles Lamb, and the quaint representation of the 'elephant and camel' peeping out from the ark, Lamb never forgot. The illustrations were altered in the later editions. This work is said by Orme to be wanting in originality and profundity, but it states infidel objections with some power. Trusler compiled from it in 1797 'A Compendium of Sacred History.'
Volume 1: pages 1-768 pp; Volume 2: pages 769-1650., followed by a chronology, an index and a table of scripture passages explained.
An exquisite set of History! ... more details...

Price: $995.00

Price: $1,475.00

(stock number F91)
Size: 9.5" x 7" x 1.5" thickick
VERY GOOD (VG) to EXCELLENT (E)  condition

Exquisite 'the Book of Common Prayer and Adminiftration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church ... Together with the Psalter ... Cambridge, Printed by Hohn Baskerville ... M.DCCLXI [1761]'. On the edge of the book is a one of a kind fore edge painting of British harbor with fortress. The prayer book itself is very extensive (and was indented to be also used as a church book) with tables, overviews and the various church liturgies for all kind of occasions. It also includes the complete metric Psalter - Psalms of David.
A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!
The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but it is so much nicer when you hold the book.
 VERY GOOD to  EXCELLENT condition. Antiquarian quality rebacked. Gold stamps covers and spine, gold gilt pages.  Some light occasional foxing spots. AMAZINGLY detailed fore edge painting!.   ...more details ...
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(Stock number: G18)
Size:12.5" x 10" x 3" 
VERY GOOD condition

1868 Antique and Rare - Life of Christ ('Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ') by Rev John Fleetwood. Fine Binding edition printed by Johnson, Wilson and Company, New York. 790 pages in very good condition. Must have classic for anyone's library. See all pictures for full appreciation of this classic work. Book has a tremendous amount of character and Victorian Style Lettering and Design.
Also bound with 'the Live of His Holy Apostles and Evangelists' and to which are added 'evidences of Christianity', 'the golden grove', 'Meditations upon the Lord's prayer' and 'Sermons on the death and ascension of Christ'. All with an introduction by Rev J.A. Spencer.
'Illustrated with Numerous Engravings on Steel' ... click for more details ...
(stock number B58)
9" x 6" x 2" thick
EXCELLENT (E)  condition

1869 Pristine 'Night Scenes in the Bible' by Daniel March. A very well ('like new) copy of this beautifully illustrated, gold decorated and embossed book, with a absolutely astounding fore edge painting by Martin Frost of the frontispiece: 'Night of Agony' by Gustave Dore (depciting Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). This is a one of a kind and is signed by Martin Frost. The book itself is illustrated with multiple full page engravings, including various famous ones by Gustave Dore.
A fore-edge painting is decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else! The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but it is so much nicer when you hold the book ...more details ...

Price: $975.00

Bible is SOLD
(stock number H82)
Size: 9" x 6" x 2" thick 
 Close to EXCELLENT condition

1869 Pristine 'Night Scenes in the Bible' by Daniel March. A very well preserved example of this beautifully illustrated, gold decorated and embossed book.
The book itself is illustrated with multiple full page engravings, including various famous ones by Gustave Dore.
 Close to EXCELLENT condition. Beautiful example of this famous 1869 classic Christian book.  Some light occasional foxing spots. See pictures. Gold gilt. Binding holding well.. ...more details ...
(stock number G72A)
11" x 7", 3" thick, about 1200 pages 
VERY GOOD (VG)  condition

A classic work from the second half of the 19th century: "the New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible: or the whole of the Old and New Testaments, arranged according to subjects in twenty-seven books" by rev. Roswell D. Hitchcock. Also included in this almost 1200 pages books: the extensive Cruden's Concordance of the Holy Scriptures and a pronouncing Bible dictionary, tables of Scripture measures, weights and coins, dictionary of religious denominations, sects, parties and associations in the world, a History of the Bible and a family record section. All is illustrated with numerous full page engravings and color maps.  ...more details ...
Bible is SOLD

Price: $575.00

(stock number I21)
Size: 5.25" x 4" x 1.75"
     PRISTINE - EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition

The  Key to Heaven. A Manuel of Prayer for the use of the Faithful.
  NY/ Cincinnati/Chicago: Benziger Bros., 1879.
 Extremely rare American Catholic prayer book. An exquisitely bound example, this piece is bound in raised and embossed gilt adorned leather, as shown, with a central cross design; a working brass swing clasp and brass board edges, topped off with beautiful gilt to the page edges, gauffered with a stamped design, truly an eye catcher. The covers exhibit minimal wear, overall in fantastic shape. Illustrated with many scenes, borders, plates and figures throughout.  Unmarked. Pocket sized.
A PRISTINE and VERY RARE Catholic prayer book ...more details ...
(Stock number: G05)
Size: 15" x 11" x 2" (each volume)
    close to EXCELLENT condition

A RARE and TRULY MAJESTIC classic work: the complete two volume set of 'History of the Crusades' - 15" x 11" - illustrated with 100 FULL PAGE SIZE Gustave Dore engravings.
 'History of the Crusades by Michaud - member of the Academy of France - Illustrated with One Hundred Grand Compositions by Gustave Dore engraved by Bellenger, Doms, Gusman, Jonnard, Pannemaker, Pisan, Quesnel' - Printed in Philadelphia by George Barrie
Complete in every aspect with original covers.
An astounding piece of history and art!

 close to EXCELLENT condition. The book's binding is professionally rebacked and in perfect condition. Light rubbing on covers as shown. Pages clean and bright, all complete with all engravings accounted for!

Price: $1250.00

Bible is SOLD
(stock number F44)
11" x 9" x 2.5" thick
VERY GOOD (VG)  condition

"The Child's Bible: being a Consecutive Arrangement of The Narrative and other Portions of Holy Scripture, in the words of the Authorized Version with upwards of Two Hundred Original Illustrations"
This special Bible for young persons is a selection of stories in the order and in the language as found in the King James Bible - with over 200 engravings. Bound in original covers: full leather, with a 5 raise bands spine and a black label with the text "The Child's Bible". Gold gilt pages.
VERY GOOD condition. Solid binding. Somewhat faded covers. Some light occasional foxing spots.  Very attractive. ...more details ...
(stock number B03)
12" x 10" x 2.5"
close to EXCELLENT (E)  condition

"The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD., Carefully compiled from reliable sources. Published by Daniel Chadwick - Lancashire."
Collector's dream volume - extremely rare - large sized 12" x 10". Professionally rebound with original leather plates at front and rear. New full leather, spine quality is like new, gilded gold titles are like new. Amazing full color preliminary portraits. Dozens of sepia portraits, most full size of missionary and explorer life in Africa. This is a unique, heavy and large size volume. Color frontispieces of "the meeting of Stanley and Livingstone" and "Livingstone" surrounding Africa missionary life, tinted lithos throughout volume. ...more details ...

Price: $775.00

Price: $395.00

(stock number G72B
10.5" x 8" x 2.5"
VERY GOOD (VG)  condition

A rather special and unique illustrated antique Roman Catholic book with full page (COLOR) engravings  and gold gilt pages, printed in New York in a VERY GOOD  condition. Bound in gorgeous gilt adorned and designed raised Victorian leather with gilt borders and adornments on boards and spine. On the spine in gold letter the text "Christ in His Church - Her Dogmas and her Saints" is written.
'The Dogmas, Sacraments and Sacramentals of the Holy Catholic Church'.
 Beautifully Illustrated with full page Steel Engravings - including the color "Stations of the Cross'
VERY GOOD condition. The Bible's binding is holding well but handle with care as always.  Light rubbing on covers as shown. Pages clean and bright, all bound, multiple of full-page COLOR and black and white engravings. Clean pages. Multiple sections bound into one volume. Includes unused family registry pages.

A well preserved - COLOR - Roman Catholic study book ...more details ...
(stock number F49D)
10.5" x 8" x 6" thick (both volumes combined) 
VERY GOOD (VG)  to EXCELLENT (E)  condition

"History of the Catholic Church in Indiana in Two Volumes - Illustrated" "Edited and Compiled by Col Charles Blanchard" Bound in original covers with professionally restored binding and full leather spine. Spine with the text "The Catholic Church in Indiana - Illustrated - 1898l".
This is a very rare edition of the extensive history of the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Indiana in 2 thick volumes with numerous illustrations from photographs.
 The Bible's binding is professionally rebacked and in perfect condition. Light rubbing on covers as shown. Pages clean and bright, all bound, multiple of full-page black and white engravings. ...more details ...
Bible is SOLD

Price: $75.00

(stock number F49F)
11" x 9" x 2.5" thick
VERY GOOD (VG)   condition

"Treasury of Catholic Doctrine - a Collection of Lectures and Writings of Eminent Prelates, Priest and Laymen of the Catholic Church Throughout the World" "Embellished with Colored and Half-tone Engravings reproduced for this Work from the Paintings of the Great Masters of the World"
Bound in original covers: brown decorated cloth. Spine with the text "Treasury of Catholic Doctrine - Pictorial". With unmarked family registry pages
VERY GOOD condition. Solid binding. Somewhat faded covers. Some light tanning due to age. Very attractive. ...more details ...
 
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