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Antique Large Leather Family Bible Illustrated
Fabulous antique Bible, with deeply carved and embossed leather binding with gold gilt art on the front, truly lovely. Title page reads The Holy Bible The Authorized Edition of the new Testament and The Revised Version of A.D. 1881 arranged in Parallel columns; with A Complete Concordance referring to every passage of scripture, Comprehensive Bible Dictionary ... Apocrypha and Psalms, ...embellished with nearly two thousand illustrative engravings on steel, wood and in colors; published in Boston by W. L. Richardson & Do, 1882. there is art throughout this Bible, including many many full page engravings with tissue protectors, all beautiful and inspirational. The presentation page in the front has not been filled in , family section may have been removed as we find only a Marriage certificate, it also has not been written on. Bible interior in very nice condition, relatively clean, mild age darkening. Exterior has the expected wear on the leather, and we find a separation between the first several page and the title page, but still attached and overall the binding is quite secure. This is an extremely heavy Bible, and usually we find these totally apart, this one in much much better condition than most. It originally had silver tone metal clasps on the side, now gone, with only the mounting hardware remaining, a bookbinder could arrange replacements for that. The bible measures 13" tall, 10" wide and an impressive 4" thick. Extensive historical sections, maps, really a very education Bible.
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