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The Holy Bible: Illuminated Family Edition, King James Version, Burgundy Hardcover – September 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 920 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA) (September 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571452826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571452825
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The illustrations are colorful, plentiful and wonderful.
Kevin Kiersky
It has the straight, beautiful old King James Version text, without notes or comments.
J. J. Williams
If you like illuminated manuscripts or religious art, you'll appreciate this Bible.
S. Wheeler

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Williams on March 16, 2004
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As an ordained pastor for 30 years, I have seen many, many diferent Bibles over the years, and have often been responsible to select, from all the many Bibles in print, which Bibles we would order to be given away, sold at cost for wide distibution, made available at Church book ministries, etc.. Undoubtedly, this is the most beautiful printing job for the money I have ever seen (it was printed in China). There are lovely full-color old masters and ornamentation on virtually every page, copied from a Medieval hand-illuminated Bible. The genalogy and family info pages are about the best I have ever seen also. I have shown my copy to numerous people, and the usual result is, "What did that cost?" Most guess in the 100's. After they recover from the shock of hearing it is under $25, the next question is usually, " Where can I get one?" The spine has raised ribs, as usually only found on much more expensive books. The cover is fake but acceptable leather grain. If this were bound in genuine leather, it would be the absolutely perfect family Bible, but of course it would have to cost $25 to $50 more- but I, for one, would be glad to pay it. I can't comment on how well the binding will hold up, as I just received mine last week. It has the straight, beautiful old King James Version text, without notes or comments. Thunder Bay Press has done a great service to the world in making this available. I intend to get each of my seven children a copy for Christmas. Highly recommended!
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Ryuichi MIZUNO on July 25, 2002
If you love to have a beautiful copy of the Bible in your bookshelf, this is a must. KJV Bible with many illuminations from the medieval era. The illuminations are mostly same as printed in Turner's large, expensive edition of the NRSV published in 1995: but mostly the illumations are much bigger and the book is much much inexpensive! One thing I feel pity is that this Bible does not contain the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, which were published in the original KJV.
I enjoy reading the poetic, though out-dated, translation with so many beautiful illuminations!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Wheeler on November 22, 2003
My wife and I recently bought this Bible, and we love it. The hundreds of illustrations and decorative borders are beautiful, and we like the large, thick pages. I was surprised by how big and heavy this Bible is.
I usually prefer to read more modern translations, but the older English of the King James Version is a perfect complement to the Renaissance-era artwork. If you like illuminated manuscripts or religious art, you'll appreciate this Bible.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Kiersky VINE VOICE on November 19, 2005
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This is the classical-Protestant King James Bible with Medieval and Renaissance artistry from the classical-Catholic Urbino Latin Vulgate Bible. The cover and binding are fine and sturdy. The pagination is of a mellow latte cream color with a smooth, yet non-flashy texture, and has nicely gilded page borders with flourishes. The font of the text is in an easy to read style -- with traditional illuminated head letter capitals. The illustrations are colorful, plentiful and wonderful. Quoted from the preface -- "This Illuminated Family Edition of the Holy Bible combines the great beauty of Renaissance art and bookmaking with the text of the Bible considered by many to be the finest prose in the English language, that of the King James Version." This old-and-new Classic has incredible material and spiritual value +++
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reader from Georgia on May 7, 2007
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This beautiful bible is jam-packed with art taken from Renaissance bookmaking (mainly the Urbino Bible), and it is printed on heavy, glossy paper with rich, high-quality ink. The translation is that of the King James Version.

This bible exceeded my expectations and is probably one of the most beautiful family bibles on the market at a very reasonable price. Five stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2013
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I was looking for an heirloom Bible to give to my nephew and his fiancé for their wedding. My grand parents always had a very large heirloom Bible (I still have it but one can never have too many Bibles.

The Bible is beautiful. Received it in a timely manner. I would definitely buy from this seller again. There was just one teeny thing about shipping that bothered me. They bubble wrapped the Bible but then put it in one of those white plastic envelope thingeys.

All the corners of the Bible were bent....and looking at the plastic envelope the slight damage matched up with the marked places of rough handling. I don't understand why they would ship in this manner....plastic does very little to absorb impact from

However, it is still beautiful, plus it's a first edition. So I kept this one for myself and ordered them a different one.

I just don't understand why a plastic envelope and just bubble wrap was used. Sure it protects from scratches but not from being tossed around and a small amount of damage due to rough shipping. Plastic and bubble wrap do not protect when a package is tossed around all over the place (envelope looked like it had gone to hell and back).

I would like to encourage the seller to wrap Bible or any other future book in bubble wrap then place in a box with appropriate fillers so it doesn't slide around.

Overall, I absolutely love this Bible. I can deal with some minor dings and dents on the corners and spine.

Again, very happy with my purchase and would buy from this seller again.
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