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MAGNIFICENT LARGE HAYDOCK BIBLE

 

The Holy Bible Translated from the Latin Vulgate…..Douay…..Rheims…..with Useful Notes…..by the Rev. George Leo Haydock…..1872.

 

Impressive large copy (13” x 11”) of the Haydock Bible with unabridged notes.   Ornate binding in full leather over raised bands and elaborate gold tooling.  Full page engraved and tissue guarded plates including extra engraved titles at beginning of Old and New Testaments and engraved Family Pages (with no writing).  All edges gilt; inner gilt dentelles.   Usual browning and foxing to interior; slight rubbing in some places on binding.  Name “Thomas S. Houghton” on spine.   $650

 

 

 

STUNNING LARGE DOUAY BIBLE 19th CENT, BRIGHT GILT!

 

The Holy Bible Translated from the Latin Vulgate….Doway (Douay) …..Rheims……New York, D. & J. Sadlier, no date but circa 1870.

 

A beautiful large imperial quarto copy (13” x 10”).  This is the deluxe edition with ornate borders around each page.  The standard Catholic translation with annotations by Challoner.  34 full page plates plus frontispiece to the OT, dual frontispieces to the NT and a colored general title page.

 

Full leather, repaired with original spine neatly laid down.  Profuse gilt tooling with some loss at borders, but overall very bright.  Family pages blank.  All edges gilt.  $450

 

 

 

 

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OFFICIAL VATICAN  BIBLE: CLEMENTINE VULGATE 1593!

 

Biblia Sacra Vvlgatae Editionis Sixti Qvinti Pont. Max. Ivssv recognita atque edita.  Romae Ex Typographia Apostolica Vaticana, M. D. XCIII. [1593]

 

This is the second edition of the Sixto-Clementine Vulgate that was the official Bible of the Catholic Church until 1979 and was the basis for translation into vernacular languages.  An attractive copy in full vellum.  Spine in five panels over raised bands with later neatly calligraphed paper label.   In large quarto (10” x 7”); 1088 pp. plus indexes.  Title page frayed at edges with loss.  Browning throughout text; waterstaining toward end.  Occasional wormholes and small ink marks in text. Historiated initials and vignettes throughout.  An attractive copy of one of the most important historic Catholic Bibles.  $2,250.

 

 

 

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SCARCE EARLY IRISH NEW TESTAMENT PUBLISHED BY THOMAS HAYDOCK

 

The New Testament….Translated from the Latin Vulgate….Rheims...Dublin….1824.

 

Octavo (8 ½” x 5 ½”) edition by the brother of Father George Leo Haydock, author of annotations for the famous Haydock series of Bibles.  This edition is noted for numerous errors.  The title page says “Second Edition.”  However, there is no known earlier printing.  The title page also erroneously credits Father George Haydock with editing the text.  The most egregious error occurs in II Cor.  10:4 where the word fortifications appears as fornications!  Attractively bound in leather over gilt raised bands and later marbled paper laid over.  Later green leather gilt label on spine.    Interior with browning and foxing.  $650.

 

 

 

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BEAUTIFUL GREEN ALTAR MISSAL 1764, FULL LEATHER GILT

 

English Catholic Recusant Penal Period Connection!

 

Missale Romanum…Tridentini……Lugduni (Lyon), M. DCC. LXIV (1764).  Quarto altar missal in full green leather with gilt tooling (11” x 8”).  Repaired with original spine neatly laid down and end papers renewed.  Printed in red and black throughout with historiated initials.  Leaves in Canon are well-used and dirty.  Some leaves remargined.  Neat ink inscription on half title verso.  Text is generally clean and crisp.  Two full page plates and title vignette.  Pp.576;  clxxx; xii; iii.  This appears to be for use by English Catholic exiles in France.  The last leaf has a Vatican Decree in honoring the Catholic Pretender to the English throne.  It addresses, Serenissimi Jacobi III. Magnae Britanniae Regis, “The Most Serene James III, King of Great Britain.”  The Vatican had continued to recognize the Stuart descendants of Mary Queen of Scots as legitimate rulers of England until James’ death in 1766.  $450.

 

 

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HISTORIC PIONEER MISSAL USED BY FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES IN MEXICO

 

With bound in rare leaf printed in Mexico City

 

Missale Romanum…Antverpiae, M. DC. XCVIII. (1698).   Additional title:  Missae Propriae Festorum Ordinis Fratrum Minoron (Franciscans) M. DC. XCVII. (1697)

 

Very well used Missale in full leather.  Early worn leather with loss over wood covers.  Later matching spine.  Covers of slightly mismatching size.  Interior browned.  A few missing leaves; some remargined with loss of text.  Some headlines shaved.  There is an extraordinary leaf bound in dedicated to the King of Spain (Hispaniarum Regnis)  printed by Mariam de Rivera of Mexico City (Mexici).

 

Admitted rugged but serviceable condition, reflecting the hardships of the pioneer missionaries who brought the Faith to Mexico.  Incredible historical artifact.  $650.

   

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NEW TESTAMENT: SCARCE INDEPENDENT ENGLISH TRANSLATION: 1730

 

The New Testament….According to the Antient Latin… With Critical Remarks…From the French of Father Simon.  By William Webster. London:  M.DCC.XXX.

 

Father Richard Simon (Fr. 1638-1712) was a pioneer of Biblical criticism.  Anglican divine William Webster (1689-1758) translated his notes into English, and published them together with his own original translation of the entire NT from the Vulgate.  Although a Protestant work, translating from the Vulgate resulted in many renderings conformable to the Catholic Rheims NT, part of the Douay Bible, e.g., do penance (Matt. 3:2), full of grace (Luke 1:28), and good works (2 Pet. 1:10).  In fact, Webster found it necessary to assure his Anglican readers that it had the approval of a prebendary of Canterbury and York, a Gentleman of the sincerest piety, and the firmest attachment to the Protestant religion.  Thick quarto (9” x 7” x 3”).  Two vols. bound into one.  Original binding in full reversed leather; blind tooled; worn, loss of leather at extremities and at top and bottom of front hinge; upper loss repaired Spine in six panels over raised bands.  Later red leather gilt label with font matching original.  Both covers firmly attached.  Front end paper and Vol. I title page replaced in expert facsimile.  First two leaves of preliminaries and final leaf frayed at edges.  Pastedowns dirty; rear pastedown with loss at margins.  $650

 

   
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THREE VOLUME SET: EARLY DOUAY BIBLE

 

Facsimile volumes of the first edition (1582) of the Rheims NT and of the second edition (1635) of the Douay OT.  No date, but circa 1987.  Printed in 10% reduction from original sice.  Attractively bound in black 8vo. Cloth. Pencil markings to feps. $125.

 
   
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RARE HAND-SIZED EARLY LATIN MISSAL 1657 FULL LEATHER!

 

Missale Romanvm…Tridentini….Antverpiae, M. DC. LVII.

 

Very early Latin Missal in very rare small size (7 ½” x 5”).  Original covers in elaborate blind tooled calf over wooden boards.  Spine replaced over functional raised bands.  Front cover has remnants of clasps.  Leather worn.  Loss of about 1 sq. in. on back cover where clasps are mssing. Attractive later marbled end papers.  Title replaced in facsimile with original lower fragment containing date and publisher laid down.  pp. 760; cxliii.  (pp. 288-353 including Ordinary of the Mass and Canon lacking.)  Final two leaves of text torn with approx 6 sq. in loss.  Seven full page well executed plates; historiated initials; printed in red and black throughout. $650

 
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MAGNIFICENT GRAND FOLIO GUTENBERG FACSIMILE ORNATE GILT

 

Volume I (of two) of this fine, full red leather folio facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.  Spine over raised bands with ornate gilt tooling and leather labels in green and brown.  Marbeled endpapers.  Ornate inner dentelles.  Size 16” x 12”.  Very heavy.  Printed on heavy laid paper with ornate initials in red and blue throughout.  Wide margins.  All edges gilt.  A sumptuous, first class volume in every way!  Available at a substantial discount from what a complete set would cost.  $1,450

 

 
   
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EARLY AMERICAN CATHOLIC WORK,  PHILADELPHIA PRINTING

 

The History of the Old and New Testament…Reeve….Philadelphia, Published by Eugene Cummiskey, 1829.

 

One of the earliest books published by this Irish immigrant pioneer and pioneer American publisher.  Neatly rebound in buckram. Separate titles for New and Old Testament sections. 12mo (7 ½” x 4 ½”).  Interior is heavily browned.  $225

 

 

 
 
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NEWEST BIBLE BIBLIOGRAPHY!  EARLY AMERICAN CATHOLIC EDS

 

The definitive account of antiquarian American Catholic Bibles

Ohlhausen, Sidney K., The American Catholic Bible in the Nineteenth Century, A Catalog of English Language Editions,… [2006].  337pp.

 New, extensively illustrated bibliography with an account of every known Catholic Bible and Testament published in America during the Nineteenth Century.  Detailed descriptions are included for the first printing of each edition as well as for 100 EDITIONS NOT IN HILLS. 

 FULL TITLE PAGE REPRODUCTIONS with EVERY DESCRIPTION, a QUICK GUIDE table for identifying editions, a SYSTEMATIC CLASSIFICATION table with an accounting by publisher of every known printing of each edition, a section of CONTEMPORARY ADVERTISEMENTS by publishers, with price and binding information, a separate INDEX OF BIBLE PUBLISHERS, and much more.

 This will be a standard reference work for Bible scholars, librarians, historians, and collectors for years to come.  $85

 

 

 

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