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Author Topic: Holy Bible (not discussion about contents)  (Read 2729 times)
Demosthenes
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« on: March 21, 2007, 11:11:57 pm »

I found this bible in my back room today, enjoy.  I have no Idea when it was made. . . . .
(The images are uploading, will post them when they are done)
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 12:55:57 am »

Ok, sorry for the delay, I went to wal-mart to get pictures of their pocket watches. . .








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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 01:35:18 am »

That is a fantastic find!!! Victorians took the Bible very seriously.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 01:37:52 am »

that is just a few of the pictures on there, I just don't have the time/energy to get them all.  There are literally hundreds of photos. . .
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 01:45:08 am »

That is very lovely. The illustration of David with Goliath's head reminds me of Gustave Dore. Is it a Dore?
Just curious.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 01:48:19 am »

 Shocked

Coveting a neighbor's Bible?  Well I'm headed straight to tarnation...
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 03:09:10 am »

That is very lovely. The illustration of David with Goliath's head reminds me of Gustave Dore. Is it a Dore?
Just curious.

I wouldn't know, the only information given in the book itself is that it was made by the American Publishing company, Chicago Illinois

Also, I found a very similar bible, but the auction has been taken down.  The only way I could get it was by cache:

this one is from 1873
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 03:30:51 am »

Hmm, I imagine that when one turns those knobs on the front to a specific combination, vampire hunting tools spring forth?
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2007, 05:31:42 am »

Jack of All Trades: were we separated at birth?

(Cyclopean Monoliths and Tentacled Horrors do come to mind, though)
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2007, 02:30:22 pm »



Is good Sir intending to travel the Carpathian Mountains?  Passing through Moldavia and Transylvania?  Surely Sir must have heard tales of the undead fiends that stalk Eastern Europe!  I have just the very thing:  a boxed vampire hunting kit complete with an instructional pamphlet on use from the renown Professor Ernst Blomberg.  Silver bullets, garlic, a mirror and stakes; everything the traveller needs to identify and defeat the nosferatu!   
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2007, 03:50:40 pm »

Wow, that is a very ornate one. I have quite a few Bibles, but none all fancy like that.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2007, 10:27:48 pm »

Those are gorgeous.  I can't think of the artists name, but I looked at a stand alone book of just those illustrations @ Borders.  Amazing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2007, 01:58:55 am »

Now, would anyone care to take a guess at how much I paid for it?
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2007, 02:06:59 am »

Whoa. I'm not even Christian, and i want it. It looks very cthulhu! But i also get the whole nosvaratu thing, those knobs are suspicious...
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2007, 04:04:28 am »

Now, would anyone care to take a guess at how much I paid for it?
Hmm...that question leads me to believe practically nothing yet it looks like it cost a pretty penny...

So in the spirit of The Price is Right, I wager $150.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007, 05:17:22 pm »

You were led to believe correct sir, It cost me 1 Dollar.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2007, 03:38:02 am »

It is because nobody cares for the old fashioned anymore and just want to get rid of it.
No respect these days.
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