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Many of us have very old and cherished family Bibles, and if you are looking to expand your collection, look through the rare old Bibles section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the Bibles are in their original Greek or Latin, and many contain special and unique illustrations and bindings. Some of the Bibles only contain either the Old or New Testament, so be sure to read the listings carefully before making your purchase.



The Columbian Family and Pulpit Bible
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The Columbian Family and Pulpit Bible

by [Bibles - King James - Columbian "Big" Bible]

  • Used
  • very good
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First American edition
Seller
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Item Price
$1,388.90

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Boston: Joseph Teal, 1822. First American edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. 12 x 17 inches. Large folio. Collates as [6] + A-E10 (in 2s) (OT) + A-A2 (in 2s) (Apocrypha) + F10-B13 (in 2s) (NT and Indices) + 36 engravings. Includes frontispiece, engraved title page, frontispiece to NT (torn with loss at bottom). Marbled end papers. Scattered foxing, especially to plates. A few page edges uneven at beginning, and a few old page repairs. As with the copy described by O'Callaghan, some of the illustrations state "Engraved for Fowler's Family Bible." others for Teal's edition. "Issued in numbers and had more than 3,000 subscribers." Claimed to be the largest Bible ever printed. Wright p. 209; O'Callaghan p. 382-385; Hills No. 434. Bound in full contemporary brown leather over board with large raised bands ruled in gilt to spine, designs in compartments and red morocco spine label with gilt title. Worn at edges, and cracking at hinges. This edition significant for… Read More
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$1,388.90
The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original...
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Oxford University Press, 1865. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus).
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$405.76
THE LIFE AND MORALS OF JESUS OF NAZARETH (1904 First Edition THOMAS JEFFERSON BIBLE Signed by...
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THE LIFE AND MORALS OF JESUS OF NAZARETH (1904 First Edition THOMAS JEFFERSON BIBLE Signed by Congressman)

by THOMAS JEFFERSON

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$1,710.95

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WASHINGTON: Government Printing Office, 1904 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed & dated 1904 to D. W. Bergstrom compliments of J. H. Davidson (a congressman of the U. S. House of Representatives) on the front free endpaper. D. W. Bergstrom was a renowned industrialist of the early 20th century. He produced fine-quality paper used in book publishing. He was previously partnered with his brother George O. Bergstrom before changing directions and buying his mill in 1904 (the same year he received the Bible). His brother's son George Edward Bergstrom was famous for his contribution to designing the Pentagon! This Jefferson Bible was purchased from a very old gentleman estate in Oregon. The front & rear covers were cleanly detached & missing when it was found even though the binding was perfectly solid & sound (like new). And I had it professionally rebound with the original gilt spine cloth title, and new French marble endpapers.… Read More
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$1,710.95
Lisu Luke. (Bible of First edition in Lisu written language)
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Lisu Luke. (Bible of First edition in Lisu written language): Bible for the Lisu nationality who are a minority living in a southwestern mountain area in China

by G E Metcalf; British and Foreign Bible Society. Shanghai, China

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  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used
Binding
Paperback
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$59,500.00

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Very rare, first edition. Bible for the Lisu nationality who are a minority living in a southwestern mountain area in China. This book is of very interesting because Lisu has only oral language but not written language. This Lisu written language was invented and designed by the missionary writer of this book for the nationality by combining both oriental and western languages. However, this written language disappear after Chinese Communist Government got power in 1949 when they began to spread Chinese Characters in the area.
Title from verso t.p. Has also a Chinese title page as shown because it is published in Shanghai, China.
136 pages ; 20 cm. A little wear on covers, near fine in total.
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$59,500.00
TIBETAN NEW TESTAMENT
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TIBETAN NEW TESTAMENT

by H A Jäschke; Augustus William Heyde; F A Redslob; Nathaniel.;

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Item Price
$59,900.00

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Very rare, Fine, a little bit wear on covers as shown.
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$59,900.00
Sermones de sanctis et de commune sanctorum [Sermons for the Sanctorale and for the Common of...
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MEDIEVAL SERMON MANUSCRIPT IN A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY CHAINED BINDING, CHAIN INTACT, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Austria (Vienna?) or Southern Germany, c. 1275-1300. 182 x 127 mm. 190 folios, complete, written in a rapid Gothic hand with cursive influence in two columns of thirty-two to thirty-seven lines (justification, 141-143 x 96-100 mm.), parchment ruled in brown ink, quire signatures, guide notes for rubrication, red rubrics, capitals and names of cited authorities stroked in red, rhymed phrases underlined in red, red paraphs, two- to three-line plain red initials, two-line red initial with pen flourishing in red (f. 131v), occasional scribal corrections and marginalia. BINDING: Fifteenth-century blind-tooled and -stamped red calf with eight engraved and bossed cornerpieces, intact fore-edge clasp, and chain hasp with intact chain, with two manuscript fragments serving as front flyleaf and lower pastedown. Chained libraries were a late medieval solution to the problem of providing… Read More
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$125,000.00
A new history of the Holy Bible : from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of...
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1752 Thomas Stackhouse History of the Holy Bible Illustrated Maps ENORMOUS SETRare history of the Bible – HUGE set with impressive maps!Thomas Stackhouse was an 18th-century English theologian known primarily for his work 'New History of the Holy Bible'. This work was an important ecclesiastical history incorporating descriptions of the early church, Biblical passages, difficult text commentary, and impressive illustrations throughout. This 1752 edition is an enormous two-volume set with over 100 illustrations, maps, and engravings.Item number: #5152 Price: $950STACKHOUSE, ThomasA new history of the Holy Bible : from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of Christianity : with answers to most of the controverted questions, disertations upon the most remarkable passages, and a connection of profane history all along : to which are added, notes, explaining dificult texts, rectifying mis-translations, and reconciling seeming contradictionsLondon : printed for John Hinton, 1752-53. Details:… Read More
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$950.00
THE BIBLE OR THE HOLY SCRIPTURE, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
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THE BIBLE OR THE HOLY SCRIPTURE, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

by BIBLE

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Item Price
$175.50

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NEW YORK: HERAUSGEGEBEN VON UMERIFANIFCHEN, 1863 RARE BOOK, NICE LOOKING BLACK COVER, DESIGN ON FRONT, GOLD PRINT SPINE, RIBS ALONG SPINE. LIGHT WEAR AROUND EDGES. PREVIOUS OWNER HAS FADED WRITING IN FRNT. NO OTHER MARKINGS THROUGHOUT. LIGHT FOXING FRONT AND BACK FEW PAGES. HEAVY BOOK, 3.58 POUNDS. INCLUDED ARE CARDS DATING BACK TO 1909, PLACE MARKERS AND HAIR TIED WITH RIBBON. aLL WERE IN THE BIBLE. ANTIQUE BOOKS DEN, WHERE INTERESTING BOOKS LIVE.
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$175.50
THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE THE HOLY BIBLE
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THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE THE HOLY BIBLE

by John Eadie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Foligno (PG), Italy
Item Price
$334.32

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GILPIN & COMPANY . Bella edizione di fine ottocento di questa Bibbia familiare molto in voga in Inghilterra durante l'epoca Vittoriana. <BR><BR>Edizione curata dal Reverendo John Eadie.<BR><BR>Testo inglese con commento di Scott ed Henry contenente numerose note esplicative e critiche selezionate dai grandi autori.<BR><BR>Nella prima parte numerose pagine (mai compilate) con il registro della famiglia, matrimoni, nomi dei figli, morti, galleria dei ritratti di famiglia.<BR><BR>Frontespizio figurato coperto da velina e 25 planches coperte da velina incise da Laplante, Pisan su disegno di Gustave Dore e planches colorate.<BR><BR>Copertina in piena pelle con disegni a rilievo e decorazioni in oro. Borchie di metallo agli angoli e fermagli di chiusura. <BR><BR>In buone condizioni.<BR>Copertina in piena pelle a quattro nervi con titolo in oro al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso.… Read More
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$334.32
The Holy Bible
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The Holy Bible: Old and New Testaments in the King James Version

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
Red Letter
Seller
Lubbock, Texas
Item Price
$100.00

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This book is in good condition. The white leather cover has much wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The spine is separated from the pages. The previous owner's information is written on the cover page. The pages are clear and white. The pages are clear of any markings."This Guide offers an easy way to explore the Bible with pleasure and understanding. It not only leads the reader to great stories and noble passages, but also enables him to trace through the Bible the main ideas about God and man on which Christian faith is based. Although it deals with these sometimes difficult ideas, it is written so that it can be understood and enjoyed even by young people just beginning to read the Scriptures. Parents will find the Guide helpful in teaching the Bible to children...." - A Reader's Guide To Exploring The Bible from The Holy Bible Old and New Testaments in the King James Version
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$100.00
The HOLY BIBLE: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues,...
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The HOLY BIBLE: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues, with Cruden's Complete Concordance ,...Comprehensive Bible Dictionary ...2000 Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood, and in Colors

by Rev. Alfred Nevin, Rev. John Eadie, et al

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Later Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$900.00

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Philadelphia/ Columbus, Ohio : Bradley Garretson & Co./ Wm. Garretson & Co. , 1882. Ornately bound in full deeply embossed calf with ornate gilt decorations front and back covers, lavishly gilt decorated back, moire silk end papers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 8 color maps, engravings on steel and wood, chromo-lithographs of scriptural natural history, botany and zoology. Family Portraits section at rear with 6 period photoraphs of family members, uncaptioned. Presentation Page from Oral T. Hall to John A Hall ( possibly Ball)? Near Fine, light rubbing to leather. small tear bottom edge front end page. A presentation Bible of the day in wonderful condition. ** A large and heavy book, will require additional postage charges for priority and international mail shipping. Please inquire before ordering. Free media mail shipping. . Later Printing. Calf. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Thick Folio .
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$900.00
Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Worcester, United Kingdom
Item Price
$4,121.00

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below).… Read More
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$4,121.00
The Book of Yahweh
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The Book of Yahweh

by The House of Yahweh

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  • as new
  • Paperback
Condition
As New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9781890967222
ISBN 10
189096722X
Seller
Temple, Texas
Item Price
$600.00

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As new like pictured
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$600.00
The HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With...
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The HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With Illustrations by Gustav Dore

by Dore, Gustav; Illustrator

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$2,500.00

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London and New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1885. Old Testament, Apocrypha and New Testament. have separate title pages, are paged separately, and plates are listed separately. Title pages printed in black and red. 3 volumes bound in 2 (968 pages ; pages 969-1116, 188, 346 pages, [238] leaves of plates). Vol. 1. Old Testament. Genesis to Lamentations -- Vol. 2. Old Testament. Ezekiel to Malachi. Apocrypha. New Testament. No date, circa 1885. Two volumes bound in contemporary embossed pebbled calf, backs with five raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled end papers with wide intricate gilt roll-tooled doublures, all edges gilt. Very Good, Vol.I with hinge open at t.p., front joint opening 2" at top edge, 1" tear p.965 at left margin, both volumes with wear at at joints, edges and corner with loss of leather at corners, small tears to calf at spine ends. Still, a solidly bound set with none of the heavy foxing this book is prone to,a quite clean and lovely set, the illustrations… Read More
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$2,500.00
THE HOLY BYBLE ( BIBLE ) CONTEYNING THE OLDE AND NEWE TESTAMENT.  Whereunto is joyned the whole...
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THE HOLY BYBLE ( BIBLE ) CONTEYNING THE OLDE AND NEWE TESTAMENT. Whereunto is joyned the whole service, used in the Church of England. 1577. Set foorth by aucthoritie.

by HOLY BIBLE, BISHOPS' VERSION.:

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Item Price
$10,778.00

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London, imprinted R. Jugge, Printer to the Queenes Majestie, cum privilegio Regiae Maiestatis,1577.. Bishops' version, 1577, LACKS FIRST TITLE PAGE, according to Darlow and Moule no copy containing the general title can now be traced. Small 4to, bound in eights (sometimes erroneously described as an octavo, it is really a small quarto, see Darlow & Moule), approximately 205 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, 60 lines, title page to New Testament and divisional titles to the second and third parts of the Old Testament, and to the Apocryphus, all have a patterned border with a small royal coat of arms at the top and a pelican feeding its young at the bottom, publisher's device on colophon with pelican and 2 allegorical figures, 1 half page woodcut of the Garden of Eden, 1 full page of the 12 tribes and the Tabernacle, 3 maps in the text and 2 full page maps, historiated initials, pages ruled in red, leaves: [36 of 40], 1-103, [1 - blank]; title page to 2nd part, 106-252; title page to 3rd part, 254-500,… Read More
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$10,778.00