Antique 1884 Douay Rheims Roman Catholic family Bible with an exquisite decorative cover which consists of thick leather covered boards embossed and with intricate artwork, a (gold gilt) cross and Bible related decorations (including Masonic symbols). Gold gilt pages and two fully functional closing clasps. On the spine in gold letter the text "Holy Bible - Douay & Rheims" and "Rev Geo Leo Haydock's Notes and References - Illustrated" is written. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible (or Doway Rheims Bible or D-R Bible), which is an English translation from the Latin Vulgate...Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek and Other Editions in Divers Languages... With useful notes, critical, historical, controversial and explanatory... The text covers the complete Old and New Testament as well as the books that are often referred to as the Apocrypha. Includes Approbations by various American Bishops and Cardinals. Extensive Haydock notes with the Bible text. To support the study of this Bible there are a number of additional sections, like an historical and chronological index; History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible; Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ; An illustrated and comprehensive Catholic Bible Dictionary; Parables of our Lord Jesus Christ, Scripture Illustrations; the Life of St. Paul, The Stations of the Holy Way of the Cross - Illustrated, and MUCH MORE. "The whole Beautifully Illustrated with Steel Pales and Other Appropriate Engravings" and color maps.
Multiple full page Gustave Doré engravings. Blank presentation page in the front.At the middle of the Bible is a completely unmarked Holy Bonds of Matrimony page and a mufti-age family records section, and at the end a section for family portraits. As I did before I will carefully pack.
Please ensure that if any additional damage occurs you immediately photograph and report to me as I will insure. See others for sale, this may be a great investment for you. The item "RARE 1884 CATHOLIC ANTIQUE FAMILY BIBLE HAYDOCK DOUAY RHEIMS. 22KT GOLD LEATHER" is in sale since Monday, May 07, 2018.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "clubpauly" and is located in Revere, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.