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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Notes By the Rev. J. Brown, and Extracts from the Best Biblical Authors, Revised and Edited By the Rev. H. Philip, with a Family Register and 57 Hand-Coloured Engravings

James Hagger, London, ca. 1860.
James Hagger, London, ca. 1860.

A Victorian family bible with a family register and Fifty-Seven Hand-Coloured Engravings. The Old Testament with Marginal References and Illustrations, Explanatory Notes and Evangelical Reflections. The New Testament of our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ. With Marginal References and Illustrations, Explanatory Notes Evangelical Reflections. Folio. (10" x 13") Very thick black hand tooled leather and gilt embossed boards with cross hatching in blind, spine with title gilt letters and 5 raised black bands. Some wear to corners, top and tail of spine pulled, dark blue marble end pages, lovely hand-coloured plates with tissue guard. All edges gilt. The family register has not been filled in. This handsomely bound leather book is in good condition and is considerably rarer than other big bibles of this period. The only one on-line in comparable condition is listed for well over a thousand dollars. Coloured plates in order: 1. Moses. 2. The Holy Bible. Old Testament. 3. "And Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him". 4 "The fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened". 5. The Tower of Babel. 6. Lot and his Daughters. 7. Hagar and her son departeth. 8. "Lay not thine hand upon the lad for now I know that thou fearest God". 9. "And she said, Drink my Lord". 10. "And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee". 11. "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau". 12. "The angels of God ascending and desending". 13. "And Jacob kissed Rachel anf lifted up his voice and wept". 14. "And he knew it, and said, it is my son's coat". 15. "And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharoah". 16. "And when she had opened it (the basket) She saw the child and, behold, the babe wept". 17. "And there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was no one dead". 18. "And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord for he haith triumphed gloriously". 19. The worship of the Golden Calf. 20. "And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole". 21. "And behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances". 22. "And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Sampson". 23. Samuel. 24. And David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed... 25.. "And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem". 26. "And it came to pass in the morning that David wrote a letter to Joab...". 27. "And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give halfto the one, and half to the other". 28. "Then the king made a great feast unto all his princeces and his servants, even Esther's feast". 29. "And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet". 30. "And the Lord spake unto the Fish; and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land". 31. Judith. 32. "When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night and departed into Egypt". New Testament. 33. "Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand". 34. "And he arose, and departed to his house". 35. "And as Jesus passed forth, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of Custom..." 36. Jerusalem (at the time of Christ). 37."Then saith he unto them, Render therefire unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's". 38. "But he denied before them all saying, I know not what thou sayest". 39. "'And when Joseph had taken the body he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth". 40. Nazareth. 41. "And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them". 42. The Redeemer. 43. The Crucifixion. 44. St. John the Baptist. 45. The Adoration. 46. "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word". 47. "They found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the Doctors". 48. "Daughters, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole". 49. "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight". 50. "And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him". 51. "The voice of one crying in the wilderness". 52. This begining of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee manifest forh his glory. 53. "Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he (The Messias)". 54. "Wilt thou be made whole?". 55. Ecce Homo. 56. "And he beaing his cross went forth". 57. "In the name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk".