A wonderful antique Catholic family Bible dating to the late 1880s. It has the complete Canonical set of books included. The gold gilted, leather bound Bible measures about 14.5" x 11.5" x 3.5".
The title page indicates the following: Translated from the Latin Vulgate. The Old Testament, First published by the English College at Dougan A.D. 1609 and The New Testament, First published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582. Also mentioned are the names Rev. George Haydock, The Very Rev. Frederick Canon Oakeley, M.A., His Eminence The Cardinal Archbishop fo Westminster and Imprimatur John Card, McCloskey, Archbishop of New York. Vol. 1 New York: P.F. Collier, Publisher.
Condition is pretty nice overall. The inside cover page has an inscription "To My Dearly Beloved Kitty" and a tear as shown. The following page may have been torn out. There are many wonderful black and white pictures with protective paper still in front. There are handwritten records on the marriage, birth and death section for the family of Terrence Fleming, with the first recorded date being his marriage to Anna ? on Jan. 1, 1888.
The metal clasps are bent, and one is partially unattached as shown. Pages appear to be clean and in great shape with some minor expected yellowing of the edges.
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