HANDSOMELY BOUND FAMILY KING JAMES BIBLE, CIRCA 1895, WITH METAL CLASPS AND CATCHES
BIBLE. The National Comprehensive Family Bible. No place, circa 1895. Thick folio (10 by 13 inches), contemporary full beveled black morocco gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, metal clasps and catches.
Illustrated late Victorian family Bible—the beloved King James text, augmented by comprehensive Bible study aids—with numerous color engraved plates, beautifully bound with metal clasps and catches.
First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Bible has exercised an incalculable impact on piety, language and literature throughout the English-speaking world. "Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart" (Campbell, 275). It is probably the text most commonly found in decorative family Bibles such as this one, which, in addition to featuring such Bible study helps as a dictionary and metrical psalter. With separate New Testament title page. Without Apocrypha. With early 20th century details filled into the color-printed Family Register.