Driscoll / O’Driscoll – Illustrated Family Bible [Very rare and unusual 19th-century – Bible from a Driscoll-Household. (Usually never comes to market) With manuscript entries of the deaths of the West Cork Driscoll Family with the names of John Driscoll, Timothy Driscoll, Ellen Driscoll, Lawrence Driscoll and Jeremiah Driscoll and their registered deaths from 1847 – 1906]. Title of this rare Dublin-Bible by Paul Cullen: 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 Annotations, References, Historical and Chronological Index, & c. The whole revised and diligently compared with the Latin Vulgate. With the approbation of his Grace the most Rev. Dr. Cullen, Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland, Delegate of the Apostolic See, &c.
Dublin, James Duffy, Sons, and Co., 1865. Quarto (27 cm wide x 32 cm). Frontispiece – Illustration in colour of “The Prodigal’s Return”, [4 unnumbered pages in monochrome for entries of family – history], 764 pages [Old Testament], 228 pages [New Testament], illustrated throughout with black-and-white illustrations (smaller wood-engravings) of biblical scenes within the text, several full-page steel-engravings in black-and-white and several full-page chromolithographic plates in colour. Hardcover / Original 19th century full-leather with gilt lettering and rich ornament to boath boards and spine. Both of the original gilted metal-clasps are in excellent condition and the Bible closes and stands perfectly. Some of the Illustrations slightly stained and with minor defects but this Bible is overall in very good condition with only minor signs of wear.