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Rare Bible?

Posted by garlicjim (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 19:03

The Holy Bible
Douay Version

J P Kennedy and Son, Printers, New York

It has a Logo on the first page that shows a date of 1826, but
I can find nothing else about a date.

I guess there is a Douay-Rheims Version, but this doesn't even mention Rheims.

It also says "Translated from the Latin Vulgate" and mentions His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons. Archbishop of Baltimore. (James Gibbons July 23, 1834 � March 24, 1921)

I know it's an old bible, but how old??

Thanks a lot.


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RE: Rare Bible?

Here is a website that gives the history of the Douay Bible.

RE: Rare Bible?

In Wikipedia there is an article about the Douay Bible which says "Several American editions followed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominently among them an edition published in 1899 by the John Murphy Company of Baltimore." James Gibbons Archbishop of Baltimore was created Cardinal in 1886, so since your edition specifically mentions him I would surmise it is the 1899 John Murphy Co version.

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