Philadelphia; (1885): Thayer, Merriam and Co. Thick Quarto. Item #022352
"The Holy Bible containing the authorized and revised versions of the old and new testaments, arranged in parallel columns; The text conformable to that of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Complete concordance; Marginal references; chronological tables, a history of ancient biblical manuscripts, with fac-similes of the same; the earliest printed editions of the bible; a history of the revision of the bible, etc." It also includes superb full page and textual Polychromatic, chromolithographic, color and black and white engravings, family photograph inserts, bible atlas with color maps, different title pages, coins and weights, marriage certificate and family records. Each bible gives an explanation of page count, and information on the engravings and text. The illustrations are from those of Dore. All four bindings are represented on the front and back as well as the pastedowns, along with the three spines used, with tissue guards and blank subscriber's form. Also included are pink printed slips bound in to direct the seller on various points of their bible.