An old family Bible

A family Bible
I know that it doesn't look that way from the photo, but this Bible is HUGE - measuring about 150mm thick! Imagine carrying this under your arm to church. :D

It may be of interest to you to know that it's an illustrated Bible and dictionary, that appears to have been printed in the USA in the late 1800s. Besides containing a family tree that documents a few generation's of our family's births and deaths the book also illustrates many of the Bible stories in full colour - you know, with those typical Biblical drawings (source).

It's quite the family heirloom, don't you think? Fortunately, unlike Cain and Abel, my older brother and I won't be fighting over this one. :)

4 thoughts on “An old family Bible

  1. lisa goldsbrough

    i have inhereted one just like the one illustrated… it is beautifull… an everytime i look through it i find something else that has bn placed through the delicate pages… from a hundred yrs plus bk…. it is wrote also in 17 different languages ive bn told… it is amazingly big… im very proud of it…

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