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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Aug 03, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

This book is The National Comprehensive Family Bible. "The Holy Bible" with the Commentaries of Scott and Henry, and containing also many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes, selected from The Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. The Commentaries Condensed, and the Whole Edited, by the Late Rev. John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. Professor of Biblical Literature of the United Presbyterian Church. With a Series of High-Class Coloured Plates from original Paintings by F. GOODALL, R.A., P. R. Morris, A.R.A. and Miss Gow, and numerous Litho' Transfers of Steel Plates from Pictures by eminent Masters, Coloured Maps, Family Register and Portrait Album, &c. Published by John Murdoch & Co., Ltd., London and Melbourne.

It is bound in superb folio size fine leather binding with brass clasps and four brass corners with red leather underlay. There is a lowered central emblem/motif to the centre of front board, with the words Holy Bible, Illustrations, References, Maps, encrusted with gilt decoration, and there is also plain blindstamped/tooled decoration to edges of boards also. The clasps and corners have intricate fine design and patternation (see pictures), and the page fore edges are gilt edged when the book is closed. The family register has several entries made to the family history section, but the portrait gallery
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