Family BIBLE Leather Antique DORE 1882 Civil War
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-07-09)
Price : US $93.00
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, etc. Philadelphia A J Holman, 1882.
This large and gorgeous bible truly is breathtaking, a true treasure; as it is amazingly filled with every feature you could expect from these large thickly elaborate bibles of the late 1800s. Everything from numerous color plates of bible scenes/maps, Bible dictionary, history, Psalms of David, Concordance, a bunch of GUSTAVE DORE plates...and a whole lot more.This is a great example of Post Civil War family style bibles!
The covers are are shining with the gorgeous gilt that makes these bibles so eye-appealing, the tooled leather surface still is amazing with intricate design, and still shines like a gem. The front cover is detached, the rear secured. All page edges are gilt. Spine cover is present, lightly and uniformly worn as with the covers, but is detached at one side and tends to flap open. The binding of most of the pages is strong, although the firs 20-30 are detached, w/some chipping on the edges. Some browning to the pages as well. Photo holders are split but bound and present; family pages present, with info from the Portland Maine area for the Cooper, Blackman, and Prince families, all the way from the 1870s-1970s. There is also some empherema within, including a tintype, letters, a baptism certificate, a few bookmarks, and even a Supreme Court summons from 1901! A strong candidate for keeping as is or reinvesting love into.This book is still amazing and complete and, for a post Civil War Family bible, is q
This book is sold (sold on 2011-07-09)
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