Up for bid is a beautiful find, - The Holy Bible (Illustrated) Light of the World Edition published in 1954 by the World Publishing Company.
This is the Authorized King James Version , self-pronouncing, containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
T is a beginning synopsis and each book throughout the edition is tabbed.
At the end of the Old Testament book section t is a Family Register that folds out and spans across six pages. (It's free from writing of any kind.) The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the red-letter edition with all the words recorded tin as having been spoken by Our Lord printed in red.
The Life of Christ in illustrations by the world's greatest artists follows with thirty-one color and black & white full page photos on high-gloss paper.
At the end of the New Testament is a Bible Reader's Aid and following that a section entitled, Spiritual Gems of the Bible, - beautifully detailed in color on glossy paper containing the Ten Commandments, The Twenty-Third Psalm, The Beatitudes, The Lord's Prayer, The Sermon on the Mount and The Two Great Commandments.
Condensed Bible Commentary and Difficult Bible Questions Answered sections follow and the Biblical Encyclopedia Concordance & Subject Index can be found in the next chapters.
T is a four-page pictorial record for Honoring Military Service with room on its pages for small photos and the Geographical Index to the Bible follows that with pages of maps in full color on high-gloss paper.
The exterior is in Very Good-plus condition, - with dark brown leather or leattte engraved pictorial covers, front and back. The spine is straight and tight, gold-gilt lettering on spine and front cover is 99 % still bright and fresh.
Cover has some rubbing towards the edges and lower, right front corner has a sticky residue which can probably be removed easily enough. I'm not an expert so I did not tamper with it. Note: The two darker spots that show in the pic of the front cover are only from the camera angle - one is a lantern and the other is scrolling and for some reason they appear darker than the rest of the cover. The cover is uniform in color.
The gold-gilt on the outer page edges is intact, shiny and very presentable. Minimal shelfwear with some bumping to the outer edges from storage.
Inside pictorial covers front & back on burgundy paper with silver ink drawings.
The interior pages are clean and bright, no yellowing, no stains, no writing, no marks of any kind to any of the pages and all of the registers are blank - no writing. A few pages and t have light creasing from storage.
No tears of any kind or loose pages and the color and black & white photos are still bright and glossy. No odors from storage.
Simply a beauty and I'm pleased to be able to offer such a unique edition.
Thanks for Looking and feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have!