1710 | La Sainte Bible | France, Illustrated

1710 La Sainte Bible | France, Illustrated
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La Sainte Bible: Qui Contient L’Ancien et le Nouveau Testament
By Anon | 1710 – Amsterdam – Wetsteins | Size: 5.5″ by 3″

A little French bible from the early 1700s. New Edition, revised and corrected. Presumably from the 1707 edition. With an illustrated title and several illustrations throughout. With the psalms of David and music to the rear. In a full morocco binding. Externally worn, the backstrip cracked with slight loss and the front joint starting. Front hinge is weak, rear slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, strained in places. Remarkably bright and clean for the age of this book. Overall: GOOD.

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1845 Imperial Family Bible | Engravings M. Poussin

1845 Imperial Family Bible | Martin Poussin
1845 Imperial Family Bible | Martin Poussin
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The Imperial Family Bible – By N.A. | 1845 – Glasgow – Blackie and Son | Size: 15″ by 11.5″

A sought after lavish version of the Holy Bible with engravings from eminent artists, ranging from John Martin to Nicolas Poussin. In an excellent full leather binding. Complete in One Volume. The Imperial Family Bible containing the Old and New Testamentsm according to the most approved copies of the authorized version. With Many Thousand Critical, Explanatory, and Practical Notes; Also, References, Readings, Chronological Tables, and Indexes.

Illustrated by A Superb Series of Engravings from the most admired productions of ancient and modern art. With a family register between the Old and New Testaments, an ink inscription to the front free-endpaper, and an ink inscription to the front blank, all concerning the Partridge family and the passing of this Bible between generations.

CONDITION: In a full morocco binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, with scattered spots to the plates and pages near them. With a copperplate ink signature to the engraved title page. Overall: NEAR FINE. Buy it now on eBay!

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Antique Holy Bibles For Your Home and Collection

As the Bible is a historical book, some are hundreds of years old. The age of the Bible as well as its condition will factor into its overall value. They also are passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. Antique Bibles are growing in popularity as collector’s items. The religious artifacts, some dating back to the 1500s, continue to appreciate in value annually, making them increasingly popular investment tools. Antique Bibles are also an option in gift-giving for the person who has everything.

1796 HOLY BIBLE Berriman AMERICAN Folio COLONIAL Antique HAYWOOD Family FOLK ART

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1696-1705 4 Vols Le Nouveau TESTAMENT En Francois Avec Des Reflexions Morales

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c1842 3vol Holy Bible | Scott and Symington

c1842 3vol Holy Bible | Scott and Symington
c1842 3vol Holy Bible | Scott and Symington

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The Holy Bible – Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version. Complete in Three Volumes. By Various.
c. 1842 – London – A. Fullerton and Co.
13″ by 10″; 18pp. Introduction; unpaginated (13 plates); (8 plates); (23 plates)

A beautifully illustrated copy of the Christian Bible. With forty-four engraved plates, including a frontispiece to each volume and a folding frontispiece map to volume I. Also with decorative papers for family registers, left blank. With explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references by Thomas Scott, and an introductory essay and numerous additional critical, explanatory and practical notes by William Symington. William Symington was a Reformed Presbyterian (Cameronian) minister.

Among the Reformed Presbyterians Symington, like his brother, was a commanding influence. A noted evangelical in the covenanting tradition, he was none the less outward-looking and deeply involved in social issues such as slavery, illiteracy, and poor working conditions. Like Thomas Chalmers, whom he in part resembled, he advocated a Scotland cleansed and dedicated. Besides his published sermons, he recorded his views in The Atonement and Intercession of Jesus Christ (1834) and Messiah the Prince (1839; reissued 1881 with memoir). The latter was an important exposition of Cameronian ecclesiological thought. (DNB) Complete in three volumes.

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In full morocco bindings. Externally smart, with just some marks to the boards and some shelfwear. Front joints of volumes I,II and III starting; rear joint of volume I also starting. Internally, firmly bound. Fron hinges of volumes I and III strained, but firm.There is some off-setting from the plates. Some foxing to plates, and some scattered spotting to the pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. Buy it now on eBay!

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1716 German “The DILHERR BIBLE” | M. Luther | SOLD

1716 German Luther Bible | Nürnberg
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Title: 1716, ‘The DILHERR BIBLE’
Printed by Johann Andreä Endters Seel in Nürnberg, Germany
Nürnberg : In Verlegung Johann Andreä Endters Seel. Sohn und Erben, 1716.

Called “The Dilherr Bible” for the introduction author, this is the tenth edition, printed by Endter for home use. Very clean and truly a great 10th edition specimen in original leather binding over thick and heavy boards, one of two clasps remain, no longer functional, cover leather lightly scuffed, spine in nice shape with great aggressive raised bands,front board cleanly detached, rear also just about detached, frontis laid down on pastedown, else all pages bound, intact and in great shape. Title page in red and black. Measures 15″ tall, 10″ wide, and nearly 4.5″ thick-, this is unique and a true piece to remember. Rear pastedown inscribed with family info, also some letters found within. Please look at pic for family name or info.

All pages are present and in decent shape, minus the last portion which is creased and mostly detached(maybe 6-7 leaves), repairs on a few leaves in front, light edgeloss, a few soil spots throughout. FULL of illustrations, many full page, and tons in text, including engraved titles to each section… and some initials and woodcut devices in text. Engraved plates also include portraits of Luther and his family. Text in German. Pages in nice shape, lightly browned, but all bound ( a few loose but still bound) and most are clean, a few scattered stains, some minor edgewear as shown. True collectible and unique Bible, a must for the extreme German Bible collector!

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1874 Family Bible, Gauffered | SOLD

Holman & Co | 1874
Holman & Co | 1874

1874 Stunning Gauffered Holman Family Bible
1200 Engraved Illustrations – Steel, Wood & Color

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Title: Bible, King James Version: “The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments… With the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. To which are appended a Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, in which every important Scriptural word is fully explained. A complete history of each Book of the Bible, beautifully illustrated. Cities of the Bible, with descriptive scenes and events in Palestine. Jewish and Egyptian Antiquities; Biblical Scenery; Manners and Customs of the Ancients; Natural History; Bible Aids for Social Prayer; A History of the Jewish Worship, &c. Over one hundred thousand marginal references. A Concise HIstory of All Religious Denominations, and many other important and useful aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. All written to increase the interest in and simplify the study of the Word of God. By…Rev. Alfred Nevin, D.D….[et. al.]… the whole embellished with twelve hundred engravings on steel, wood, and in colors.

Publisher: A.J. Holman & Co. | Place: Philadelphia | Year: 1874 | Size: Folio

Description: Full-Leather. VGC. Gilt covers, spine, cover edges, and page edges. Gauffered page edges; working gold latch on page side; raised/tooled cover and spine. 1200 engraved illustrations on steel and wood, and in colors, also includes Apocrypha, Concordance, Metrical Psalms, Comprehensive Bible Dictionary; All written… by the following authors: Rev. Alfred Nevin, D.D., Rev. Thomas H. Horne, D.D., Rev. Wm. H. Monroe, Rev. John Eadie, D.D., LL.D., Rev. Wm. F.B. Jackson, Prof. A.L. Rawson.” Double frontis-steel plate of Moses with the Ten Commandments, and colored illustration of words. Double frontis to NT also, with NT title page. (Steel engraving and gilt/chromolith verse). Family portrait section, two thick pages, at end of Bible.Pages toned but easily readable, binding tight, exterior very good, gilt/raised leather covers and spine, text complete. Family history pages appear to have been cut out. Pullout illustration. Following NT is A Chronological Index to the Holy Bible, Tables, Concordance, Psalms of David in Metre, and Family Portrait pages.

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1783 German Fraktur Bible | Dr. Martin Luther

1783 | German Fraktur Bible | M. Luther
1783 | German Fraktur Bible | M. Luther
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Title: 1783, New Testament by Martin Luther | German Fraktur

Das Neue Testament, etc. (Bound with additional Psalms Book, dated 1783, as shown, all separate sections). Printed in Halle, germany: Waisenhaus, 1783. Original floral patterned and etched leather binding with 4 raised bands on spine, as well as folk stamped leather covers, some worming to leather/light to moderate wear. York County PA 1799 Gazette used for endpapers. Remnant of strap remains. Hinges intact. Title in red ad black, some loss to title. Gorgeous Fraktur bold black ink bookplate for Anna Elizabeth Kochin, dated 1791. Records indicate that there was a prominent settling of the Cook/Koch/Kochin family in York, PA, thus solidifying this to be a colonial American Bible. Still gorgeous. PA is probable location due to auction origin as well. Bound with Psalter at rear. Pages pleasantly browned. A truly beautiful book. Dimensions 6x 3.5″ x 2.75″

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1625 King James Bible | Woodcuts

1625 King James Bible | Norton & Bill
1625 King James Bible | Norton & Bill
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Title: “The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly tranflated out of the originall tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesties fpeciall Commandement.”

Publisher: Bonham Norton & John Bill | Place: London | Year: 1625

Description: 1625 Illustrated KJV Holy Bible; Royal Crest, 2 engraved Titles, 2 Illustrations and many initial woodcuts; Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton, and John Bill, Printers to the King’s moft Excellent Majustie. Anno 1625. Double column text, with 2 engraved titles; half-title Royal Crest, and emblematic woodcut illustration of Garden of Eden in text start Genesis, and similar sized in-text engraving start of New Testament, plus woodcut border to title page, many woodcut Capitals, headers and finials. New Testament title also dated 1625. Size 5″ x 7″. Attractive later binding, 3/4 Calf over marbled boards with beveled 5-ringed spine, gilt lettering “Holy Bible”. Red-ruled throughout by hand. Condition sound, minor stains marks and blemishes on some pages. Text ends on Kkk 8a Includes Apocrypha, Herbert #397

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1812 King James Bible | Hudson & Goodwin

1812 King James Bible | Hudson & Goodwin
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Item: Bible, King James Version : The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament….

Printer: Hudson & Goodwin | Place: Hartford, Connecticut | Date: 1812

Description: Full leather with blind stamped design to front cover. Binding tight, pages browned but readable, double column teaxt. Good– overall condition. .

Condition: Good | Reference: Hills # 215 | Size: 12mo

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1574 | European Bilbe | Louvain Vellum | SOLD

1574 | Louvain Vellum Woodcuts Bible
1574 | Louvain Vellum Woodcuts Bible
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RARE 16TH CENTURY LOUVAIN HOLY BIBLE FILLED WITH BREATHTAKING WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS! BIBLIA AD VETVSTISSIMA EXEMPLARIA Nunc recèns castigata. IN QUIBUS, PRAETER EA QVAE subsequens præfatio indicat, capita singulaita versibus distincta sunt,Vt numeri præfixi, Lectorem non remorentur, & loca quæsita tanquàm digito demonstrent. VENETIIS: Altobellus Salicatius Sumptibus Haeredum Nicolai Beuilacquae, & Sociorum, excudebat. MDLXXIIII (1574).

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This is truly a gem! Bound in full period vellum, with minor external wear and original hand inked title in gorgeous artistic application on spine still visible, this Holy Bible contains both the Old and New Testaments.

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At the time of the Council of Trent, when the Vulgate was declared to be authentic, there existed no authorized edition of the Vulgate. The editions produced by the Protestant Stephanus (Estienne) were condemned by Roman scholars. Thus the Louvain Bible was produced in 1547 and was accepted as standard until the Sixtine Bible of 1590 appeared. This is a great example of a Louvain Biblia. This Bible is profusely illustrated with many woodcuts, including illuminated initials and head and tail pieces. The title with woodcut printer’s device and border printed in red and black, as shown, is a very worn and soiled with loss, and has been rebacked onto a new paper, rest of pages are bound tight, but demonstrate severe worming and have a few instances of browning and staining, as well as an overall light faded dampstain throughout, as seen in the pics. There are also some edges that have been repaired. Text in Latin. Later endpapers, some inscriptions from c1700. No names. [16], 1126p. Missing First Three Prelim Leaves after Title. Otherwise, Text Complete. PLEASE NOTE FLAWS AND MAKE A BID BASED ON NOT ONLY THE GOOD POINTS, BUT CONSIDER THE FLAWS AS WELL! Sold as-is. Measures 8″ x 6″ x 3″. A truly RARE Bible!

Binding: Vellum Year Printed: 1574
Subject: Religion & Spirituality Special Attributes: Illustrated
Topic: Christianity, Bibles Origin: European
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1552 | 1st ed Geneva Bible of John Calvin | Estienne | SOLD

1552 | 1st ed Geneva Bible of John Calvin | Erasmus
1552 | 1st ed Geneva Bible of John Calvin | Erasmus
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Very rare Geneva Bible, the first one to appear in French with the Latin text in the margin. A pocket edition for daily use, thus rarely found in good condition. The volume comprises the evangiles and the Acts. – Estienne had sought refuge in Geneva from the persecutions of those of the ‘new opinion’ in Paris. He continued his printing work in Geneva, editing bibles in close cooperation with Calvin. His editions, especially the French ones, became the foundation of Calvinist piety and classic works of a reformed French language. With the touching long preface by Estienne, in which he sets his hopes for the future world against the trials of ours. I do not find another example of this extremely rare and valuable edition for sale worldwide.

Published: Geneva : Estienne, 1552 1st ed
Language: French & Latin
Author : Jean Calvin; Olivétan; Robert Estienne; Desiderius Erasmus;
Title: Le Nouveau Testament, c’est a dire, la nouvelle alliance de nostre Seigneur Iesus Christ, tant en Latin, qu’en Francois : les deux translations traduictes du Grec, respondantes l’une a l’autre, verset a verset, notez par nombres. Brieve declaration d’aucuns mots & manieres de parler contenues en iceluy, difficiles a entendre. Avec une table.

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Geneva Bible | Cypher | Owned by Roger Williams? SOLD

Geneva Bible | Unbreakable Cypher
Geneva Bible | Unbreakable Cypher

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Secret unbreakable cypher used in this bible which many believe has just been broken in the year 2012. Only person known to have used this cypher is Roger Williams…the first to back separation of church and state in colonial america. 7 by 9 inch Geneva Bible. Black Letter. Perhaps printed in 1579 by the noted British Printer Barker. About one third of the pages are missing. Perhaps a razor was used by an owner/owners to cut the pages out and give them to people… per Spurgeon? Written date of 1625 and a signature of Edward P. Damoro.

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Brown University’s John Carter Brown Library has long housed a 234-page volume referred to as the “Roger Williams Mystery Book”. The margins of this book are filled with notations in handwritten code, believed to be the work of Roger Williams. In 2012, Brown University undergraduate Lucas Mason-Brown cracked this code and uncovered conclusive historical evidence attributing its authorship to Roger Williams. Translations are revealing transcriptions of a geographical text, a medical text, and some twenty pages of original notes addressing the issue of infant baptism.Mason-Brown has since discovered more writings by Williams employing a separate code in the margins of a rare edition of the Eliot Indian Bible

The obscure book’s margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters — a mysterious shorthand used by 17th century religious dissident Roger Williams.

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Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, which provided a refuge for religious minorities. Williams started the first Baptist church in America, the First Baptist Church of Providence. He was a student of Native American languages and an advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans. Williams was arguably the very first abolitionist in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the original thirteen colonies. This Geneva Bible may have been owned by him before 1626?

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1796 | Hieroglyphick Bible | Robert Bassam | SOLD

1796 | Hieroglyphick Bible
1796 | Hieroglyphick Bible
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1796 Hieroglyphick Bible | Printed by Robert Bassam

A Curious hieroglyphick Bible; or, Select passages in the Old and New Testaments : Represented with emblematical figures, for the amusement of youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender age, in a pleasing and diverting manner, with early ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, a short account of the lives of the evangelists, and other pieces, illustrated with cuts.

London : Printed and sold by Robert Bassam, No. 53, St. John’s-Street, West-Smithfield: (by assignment, from the executors of T. Hodgson), H.D. Symonds, Pater-noster-Row, Scatcherd and Whitaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, and may be had of all the Booksellers, MDCCXCVI. [1796]

Extremely rare in any state, this one has its faults, for sure, being incomplete (starting at page 20, and ending at 134, which means missing a bunch at front and one leaf at rear), and quite worn with edgewear, some tears and creases. But in all aspects, this is still a classic piece of history and Religious folk art, in a sense, as the woodcuts have all been hand colored and carry a very unique and one of a kind feel. The covers are also very worn, as shown with rounding, loss and heavy wear but the remaining pages are all bound. The intact copies, non-hand colored, have been sold from $500 into the thousands, so this is a reasonable and fair offer for a great aesthetic relic.

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Venetiis Apud Juntas 1629 bound with 1733 | SOLD

Venetiis Apud Juntas, 1629 | Apud Andream Poleti, 1733
Venetiis Apud Juntas, 1629 | Apud Andream Poleti, 1733

Venetiis : Apud Juntas, 1629 bound with Venetiis : Apud Andream Poleti, 1733

Roman catholic Folio Missal, 13.25′ x 9.5′ x 3″. Original diamond stamped leather covers with stamped spine, as shown, some light wear to boards and wear to extremities, but in great shape for age. Red page edges with booktabs fastened for easy reference.

Complete; includes title vignette and portrait in red and black, full page woodcut before Missale Proper, as well as magnificent full page engraved woodcuts of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, The Resurrection, the Ascension, the Restoration to the Heavenly Throne, as well as hundreds of historiated initials in areas of greatest interest. Small section regarding exorcism as well.

Also includes music for Psalm tones and graduals in black and red, as well as text in red and black with bookplate, catalogue entry from library of Herman Blum, late bibliophile of Philadelphia PA. Some light browning but in great shape inside and out with some marginal soiling and a few edge repairs, manuscript replacements to edges.

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1703 Greek New Testament Bible | H. Kaine | SOLD

1703 Greek New Testament Bible H.Kaine
1703 Greek New Testament Bible H.Kaine
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Title: Bible, Greek: New Testament- ”H.Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum Una Cum Scoliis Graecis, e’ Graecis Scriptoribus, Tam Ecclesiastcis Quam Exteris, Maxima Ex Parte Defumptis” Opera Ac Studio Joannis Gregorii. 

Publisher: Oxonii : E Theatro Sheldoniano Impensis Thomas Bennett.
Place: London | Year: 1703

Description: Large slim folio (15.5” tall x 9.75” wide x 1.25” thick) Engraved frontis and printed title page with large engraving. 6+(subscribers list)+8+344pp. Large margins. Lovely clear Greek text. Many large engravings before books of the N.T, most with tissue facing. Excellent crisp clean copy. Contemporary full vellum backed boards. Old worn lettered labels. Early (18th century) bookplate and signature of one Robert Hughes.

Size: Folio | Condition: Good | Reference: D & M 4721.

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1569 | New Testament | France | Antoine Gryphius | SOLD

1569 | New Testament | Lyon | Antoine Gryphius
1569 | New Testament | Lyon | Antoine Gryphius
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This is a Vulgate Latin New Testament, Printed in Lyon, 1569, by the famous Gryphius Press! Illustrated with nearly 100 Striking Metal Cuts by Jacob Faber.
Testamenti Novi; Editio Vulgata.
Lyon: Antoine Gryphius, 1569.

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Printed in the wake of the Counter-Reformation… this is truly a gem! Bound in Mid-19th century leather binding, all edges gilt, with marbled endpapers, hinges intact, light wear to covers as shown. This Latin Holy Bible contains only the New Testament. Bible is profusely illustrated with 96 metal cuts by Jacob Faber (also known as Jacques Lefèvre), a block-cutter active in Basel and Lyon circa 1516-1550.

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Faber got his start working for the great humanist printer Froben in Basel, earned his reputation adapting the work of Hans Holbein for book illustration, and eventually established himself as an independent supplier of printing blocks, trading in his own work as well as that of other artists. Faber’s initials IF appear in some of the cuts. There are also some illuminated initials and head and tail pieces. This set of cuts was first used by Sebastian Gryphius (1492-1556) in his 1542 New Testament; he reprinted this edition at least six times before his death. His heirs brought out an edition in 1564, and his son Antoine published this edition five years later.

2 parts bound as one (Title Page, Contexts, Heronimys in Catalogo, Gosples 4-394, Acts of the Apostles 395-456, Epistles 1-278, Acopalypse/Book of Revelation 279-343, Index (unnumbered)). Pages are quite clean and all are bound tight, as shown. Text in Latin. Text Complete. 3.5″ x 5″. This is really a standout find.

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1485 | Biblia Latina | Incunabula Koberger | Germany

1485 | Biblia Latina | Incunabula Koberger
1485 | Biblia Latina | Incunabula Koberger
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1485 Biblia Latina BIBLE Incunable Incunabula Koberger Jerome Nicholas of Lyra. Extremely Rare / Illustrated / with commentary. Nicholas of Lyra (French: Nicolas de Lyre) (c. 1270–October 1349), or Nicolaus Lyranus, a Franciscan teacher, was among the most influential practitioners of Biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages. Anton Koberger (c. 1440/1445 – 3 October 1513) was the German goldsmith, printer and publisher who printed and published the Nuremberg Chronicle, a landmark of incunabula, and was a successful bookseller of works from other printers. He established in 1470 the first printing house in Nuremberg.

Main author: Anton Koberger; Jerome, Saint; Nicholas, of Lyra; Guillelmus Brito; Pablo de Santa Maria, Bishop of Burgos
Title: [Biblia Latina : cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra, et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis replicisque Matthiae Doering].
Published: Nuremberg : Anthon Koberger, [7 May] 1485.
Language: Latin
Wear: wear as seen in photos
Binding: leather binding
Pages: Fragment containing 170 leaves (twice as many pages by modern pagination methods)
Publisher: Nuremberg : Anthon Koberger, [7 May] 1485.
Size: ~12.25in X 9in (31cm x 22.5cm)

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c1870 | Douay & Rheims | NY | Victorian Style | SOLD

c1870 | Douay and Rheims Version
c1870 | Douay and Rheims Version
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Beautiful and scarce Victorian-style Bible in the very rare and highly prized Douay and Rheims Version, decorated with breathtaking gauffered golden gilt page edges!

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“Holy Bible…translated from The Latin Vulgate: Diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, etc…” NY, DJ Sadlier, c1865-70.

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Fully adorned gilt designed cross patterned Full-Leather covers and spine, as shown; gilt on boards and spine somewhat faded and rubbed, moderate wear to extremities of spine with light loss, and boards detached. Still, over 4″ thick w/gilt edged pages with great gauffered designs. Illustrated with black and white plates, as shown. The two clasps catches remain, but the clasps are gone. There are a good amount of leaves missing in front, as the Bible beings at Genesis XV, but the rest remain present and bound, some soiling and foxing present. Measures 13″ x 10.5″ x 4″.

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The family records pages are for the Allsop/Burns family of CT/RI, as shown. Much ephemera as well, including an interesting “The Patrician” newsletter with a map of the Catholic sects in CT/RI region at the time. Also some obituaries for a nun, Sister Mary Regina Burns, and more Catholic related things. Please note that Bible demonstrates wear and loss. Ideal for a rebacking and project Bible.

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1780 | Miniature 2 Inch | Holy Bible | Mini Book | SOLD

1780 | Miniature Holy-Bible | 2-Inch
1780 | Miniature Holy-Bible | 2-Inch
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The Bible in Minuiture (sic), or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments.
London. E. Newbery, 1780.

Dimensions 1.25 x 1.75 Inches.256pp.

Complete text with 13 of 14 engraved plates, including both engraved title pages, nice and clean within. First Edition. The issue with the uncorrected title page , without any imprint to base of final blank. Very light wear to covers, some rubbing as shown, hinges intact and overall in great shape. A gorgeous copy of this well known and most coveted of the 18th Century Thumb Bibles.

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1683 | Biblia Apocrypha | Zurich | Swiss | SOLD

1683 | Biblia | Schaufelberger | Zurich, Swiss
1683 | Biblia | Schaufelberger | Zurich, Swiss
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Title: Biblia, Das ist Alle Bücher der heiligen Schrift: Auß den Grundsprachen treulich und wol verteutschet. etc

Printed: Zürich : Schaufelberger, 1683.
Measures 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 3″.

Extremely rare late 17th century German Bible in great shape! Original leather boards with glossed finish, raised bands to spine, as shown. Minimal wear, hinge intact in front alothough surface of outer leather starting to split. Pages all bound (minus last EP, written w/ manuscript), with little to no soiling throughout, complete with aesthetically wonderful Gothic German text and multiple sectional title pages, all with great woodcut borders. Contains the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and NT. Some margins trimmed, but complete and in amazing shape for age. Working orihginal clasp also present. Manuscript notes on first EP, as well as bookbinders directive page in rear and last 4 EPs, as shown.

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18th Century | Torah Scroll | Ancient Ashkenz Bible | SOLD

18th Century Torah Scroll
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One of a kind complete Bible manuscript, over 80 feet long. Rare Torah shield and silver pomegranates. Ancient Ashkenz Torah scroll parchment, 17th to 18th century, saved from Holocaust. Kabbalah Torah scroll with rare “Beit Joseph” German style writing. Clean white parchment. Great color, circa 17th to 18th century. Parchment approximately 25″. Special Kabbalistic shape of parchment. Specially shaped letters. Complete Torah sold for a synagogue from Germany saved after the Holocaust, it was not in use for 30 years but still was preserved and kept very well. Special shape of parchment it is written in a rare number of sheets of 1 column all from the same one sofer.

It came from Germany with immigrants. It is nice rare writing and it is almost not possible to find this kind of scrolls. The letters are uncommonly shaped. The scroll was examined by a few experts and estimated to be early 18th or late 17th C. Letters like this have not been used for many years. Some Kabbalistic parchment, all tightly sewn together. Beautiful Torah shield, heavy, approx. 80 yrs old. Silver, or silver plated. Also a pair of “rimonim” pomegranates, marked 800 that was added after arriving to Israel. Rollers & velvet coat. With time marks and stains on some parts of scroll. Completely clear to read, expected age marks. It was written with a heavy black color but there are faded and exploded parts with brownish color writing. No falling letters and also crackings throughout, but not missing a word.

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1564 | Christopher Plantin | Latin Vulgate | Antwerp

1564 | Christopher Plantin | Latin Vulgate
1564 | Christopher Plantin | Latin Vulgate
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Title: Bible, Latin Vulgate: “Novum Jesu Christi Testamentum.”
Year: 1564 | Size: 24mo
Printer: Christopher Plantin, Plantin Press
Place: Antwerp

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16th C Plantin Edition. Demy 8vo.2-316ff, [12 unnumbered leaves]. Lacks title but with colophon at end. Bound in contemporary brown calf, 4 raised bands to spine, ruled and blindstamped in blind. Rubbed and worn, with wear to extremities, loss to spine. Spine split from lower board. Lower hinge strengthened. Some wear and marking to margins with occasional loss, though seemingly not affecting text. Some worming in the second half of the book affecting margins, with loss of the odd side-note. Some marking and staining to text, occasional ink inscriptions. Ink stamp to first leaf THE NEW TESTAMENT OF THE VULGATE BIBLE.

The original Vulgate Bibles were produced in manuscript, from Saint Jerome’s original fifth century translations from the best Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible. Printed throughout Europe during the late C16th in the midst of the Counter-Reformation. An authorised version was promulgated during the Counter-Reformation, and the Clementine Vulgate of 1592 became the standard biblical text of the Roman Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, until it’s replacement after Vatican II in the late Twentieth Century.

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1846 Cottage Bible | Steel Engravings | Maps | SOLD

1846 Cottage Bible | Case, Tiffany & Burnham
1846 Cottage Bible | Case, Tiffany & Burnham
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Item: Bible, The Cottage Bible, and Family Expositor; Containing the Old and New Testaments, With Practical Expositions and Explanatory Notes. By Thomas Williams. To Which are Added, The References and Marginal Readings of the Polyglott Bible – Embellished with Maps and Engravings. Edited by Rev. William Patton – Complete in Two Volumes

Printer: Case, Tiffany & Burnham Place: Hartford: Date: 1846

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Description: Embossed Leather binding w/ marbled end pages and edges. Gilt front boards “Jerusha Wiley.” Red Morrocan gilt title to spine. Minimal wear on corners and edges. Heavier wear on outer hinges but still intact and holding strong. Some staining and light foxing. Family Records blank. Historical Connexion between the Old and New Testaments. Multiple steel plate engravings & maps.

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1838 | 6 vols. Holy Bible | Adam Clarke Methodist | SOLD

1838 6vols Holy Bible | Adam Clarke
1838 6vols Holy Bible | Adam Clarke
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The Holy Bible – Containing the Old and New Testaments. The text carefully printed from the most correct copies of the present authorised translation, including the marginal readings and parallel texts. with a commentary and critical notes; designed as a help to a better understanding of the sacred writings.

By Adam Clarke – A New edition with the author’s final corrections. Volume I – VI complete. 1838 – London – For Thomas Tegg | Size: 10″ by 6″ – 3532, xxviii, 2198pp

A really nicely bound copy of this important Methodist bible. A complete set in six volumes with diced calf leather bindings and gilt and red spine labels. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece to volume I and double page map to volume V. Adam Clarke (1760 or 1762–1832) was a British Methodist theologian and Biblical scholar. He is chiefly remembered for writing a commentary on the Bible which took him forty years to complete and which was a primary Methodist theological resource for two centuries.

As a theologian, Clarke reinforced the teachings of Methodist founder John Wesley. He taught that the Bible provides a complete interpretation of God’s nature and will. He considered Scripture itself a miracle of God’s grace that “takes away the veil of darkness and ignorance.”1 With such an understanding, Clarke was first and foremost a Biblical theologian, often uneasy with purely systematic approaches to theology.

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The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. Most of the outer hinges are cracked but holding firm. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the spines and bumping to the tops and tails of the spines with some slight loss on one or two volumes. There are some chips in the leather on the spines and one or two cracks down the centre. The edges are a little rubbed and the corners slightly bumped. There is some black tape to the top of the spine on volume I. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from some mild spots in places and the occasional handling mark. Overall this set is in very good condition.

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1942 Bible Readings | Signed by Henry Ford VGC | SOLD

Henry Ford | Bible Readings
Henry Ford | Bible Readings
Henry Ford | Signature
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Title: Bible Readings for the Home: A Topical Study in Question-and-Answer Form.

Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Association | Place: Washington DC | Year: 1942 | Size: Folio

Description: Signed & inscribed by Henry Ford on title. Bound dark cloth, thick hardcover. VGC. Signature dated 1943.

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