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First Edition Of Early American Quarto Douay Rheims Haydock Bible :  1852

The / Holy Bible, / Translated from / the Latin Vulgate: / Diligently Compared / with the Hebrew, Greek, and Other Editions in Divers Languages. / the / Old Testament, / First Published by the English College at Douay, A. D. 1609, / and / the New Testament, / First Published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582. / with / Useful Notes, / Critical, Historical, Controversial, and Explanatory, / Selected from the Most Eminent Commentators, and the Most Able and Judicious Critics, / by the Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock / New York: / Edward Dunigan and Brother, / 151 Fulton-Street, near Broadway. / 1852.

Historically significant edition of an early American Catholic family Bible in the Douay Rheims Version with annotations by Father George Leo Haydock.  This unique edition was published in sections, a few pages at a time over the years 1852-54.  It is a distinct edition from the concurrently-published edition from England that had Haydock's annotations abridged by Father Husenbeth, in that this edition contains the full unabridged annotations, is in the larger “Imperial” quarto size (13” x 10”), and contains a slight revision of the New Testament text by the American priests, Frs. J. R. Bayley and James McMahon. It remained in publication for many years, and was the edition selected for reproduction by Catholic Treasures.  Offered here is the scarce FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, with the earliest title pages (1852 general title and 1854 New Testament Title),  and  with the misprints referred to in Shea's A Bibliographical Account of Catholic  Bibles.  Beautifully bound in full leather with original gilt-ornamented covers and beveled edges.  Later spine in six gilt panels offset by raised bands.  Gilt inner dentelles.  All edges gilt.  19 full page plates including frontispieces and engraved titles to each testament and engraved publisher's certificate.  Covers have wear at extremities with corner losses.  Some loss of gilt, especially at lower right of rear cover, with paper repair. Occasional paper tears.  Offsetting by plates.  Interior reflects age with browning and foxing, examples evident in photographs.  Overall, an attractive copy of this historically significant edition.  1671 pp. including tables.  


NOTE:  Buyer may request a gilt nameplate over existing one at no additional cost if desired.