Family BIBLE Leather Antique DORE 1880s SALESMAN COPY
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-06-25)
Price : US $249.99
A SUPER SCARCE Salesmans Dummy of the The Parallel Bible: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, etc. c1885!.
This is a true gem of a find. This Bible, is actually a door-to-door assistant that was used by salesman to piece together custom Bibles for customers. This comes with multiple choices for covers, spines, plates,...not to mention it is amazingly filled with unbelievable amount of illustrations- B&W, gold trimmed, color-everything you could expect from these large thickly elaborate bibles of the late 1800s that a customer might want. Countless GUSTAVE DORE plates are present and crisp as well as numerous color plates throughout! Photo holders and Temperance pages are present, family pages, and more! There are even alternate choices for German, Norwegian & other languages on the plates and pages! This is breathtaking!
This shows us many examples of the gorgeously adorned alternate components of these kinds of bibles...this sample is still in great shape. The covers are the original binding, showing only a surface split to the edge of the front cover with the internal binding holding tight, the pages are clean, some of the family pages have some penciled in info, pages are lightly browned, as seen in pics. One example of the spine cover is missing, otherwise all present! This needs no repair...in amazing shape!
A huge folio sized salesman's Bible, this roughly measures 3'' thick, 12'' wide, and 16'' tall...and is very heavy. Good luck!
This book is sold (sold on 2011-06-25)
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