National Comprehensive Family Bible

BIBLE

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HANDSOMELY BOUND ILLUSTRATED FAMILY KING JAMES BIBLE, CIRCA 1895, WITH METAL CLASPS AND CATCHES

BIBLE. The National Comprehensive Family Bible. London: Throne and Company, circa 1895. Thick folio (10-1/2 by 13 inches), contemporary full beveled black morocco gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, metal cornerpieces and clasps. $2400.

Illustrated late Victorian family Bible—the beloved King James text, augmented by comprehensive Bible study aids—with numerous plates, several printed in color, many from Doré's excellent suite of Bible illustrations, beautifully bound with metal cornerpieces and clasps.

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, includes Eadie's condensed commentaries. With separate New Testament title page. Without Apocrypha. Owner ink signature, dated 1912. Early 20th-century family details filled into the color-printed Family Register.

Fine condition, a handsome volume.

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