Rare Antique Holy Bible late 1800s Rev.Robert Jamieson

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 11, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House


"The Holy Bible, with a Devotional & Practical Commentary"

Rev. Robert Jamieson, DD (1802-1880)

Minister of St. Paul's Parish, Glasgow (Scotland)

This Holy Bible is a stunningly beautiful edition - a family heirloom in the making - a rare volume to display for all to see and admire (preferably in a plexiglass case, though!). The front and back covers are deeply-carved leather - richly worn with age, and the metal hinged clasps hold this Bible together well. The rear cover is detached - but whole - so it appears to be bound, and there are no obvious missing pieces which might detract from the loveliness of this book. It does, however, need to be handled gently - as with any 120-year-old-plus book. Both covers are decorated with gilt, with gilded Fleurs-de-Lis corner pieces, and gilded pages which the photos show have faded with time. The interior illustrations are of steel engravings - and protected by bound tissue paper, and the "Records" pages remain blank and unused.

The photos shown here highlight the unique features of this family Bible, which, at a substantial 4" thick, weighs in at just over 14 lbs., measuring approximately 14 1/2" in length x 11" wide. Although the year of publication is not actually printed on the title pages, it was published in London by James S. Virtue, City Road and Ivy Lane. If you require additional photos, please indicate by e-mail and we will make every effort to satisfy your request. This is truly a gorgeous Bible, and would certainly enhance the collection of the serious bibliophile's home library. Thank you for looking.