Douay Rheims Bibles for Sale


Mathew Carey Edition of the Douay Bible; Historic Early American Catholic Imprint; Philadelphia, 1805.

The Holy Bible Translated from the Latin Vulgat: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and Other Editions in Divers Languges. The Old Testament, First Published by the English College at Doway, A. D. 1609. And The New Testament, First Published by the English College at Rhemes, A.D. 1582. First American, from the Fifth Dublin Edition.

Pioneering Irish-American Catholic publisher s second edition of the Douay Rheims Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate and using the 1791 Dublin edition as its basis. A substantial quarto volume (9 x 11 ) bound in later full calf with spine in six panels offset by raised bands and a gilt label. Binding is period-correct with artificially aged patina. Herbert 1481. This is the first variant in O Callaghan, p. 75, with the added Instructions to Binder. Complete except for plate No. 6 and the final leaf of tables, both replaced in expert facsimile. Considerable browning and spotting to text; some leaves have fraying at margins, sometime slightly affecting text. One leaf has lower third replaced in facsimile, another has lower right corner replaced in facsimile, and another has tear with loss of about one inch of text. Several paper repairs including recornering. Pastedowns and EP s soiled. Title page mounted and remargined with loss of letters ct on Oct. No markings or underlining. E-mail for more pictures.