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The Douay-Rheims Bible was the original translation of Scripture for English speaking Catholics. The New Testament was first published in 1582 by the English College of Rheims, France, while the Old Testament was published in 1610 when the University moved to Douay, another city of France. Translated from Saint Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, it contains the most pure and most genuine passages expressed in eloquent English common during the 16th and 17th centuries. This same text is used during the Liturgy of the Word in the Latin Tridentine Mass. Among the various translations of the Bible, the Douay-Rheims is ideal for those searching for a deeper understanding of Holy Scripture.

First published in 1884 and digitally reproduced in order to ensure an exact duplication of the original text, this new edition in hardback includes the Illustrated Bible Dictionary and a history of the books of the Bible in one volume.

The cover uses the pattern which appeared on the original 1884 edition - a gold cross with rich Catholic symbols patterning the entire front of the cover stamped on burgundy color leather.

This Bible will undoubtedly be a collector’s item for many years to come and provide an irreplaceable version of the Bible which is uniquely one of a kind in the English language.

If you are unfamiliar with this wonderful and particular edition, here is some information:

  • The Haydock Bible is a larger-print (12 point) format Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible with a comprehensive Catholic commentary (210 sources used!) and an illustrated Catholic Bible Dictionary which includes a History of the Books of Holy Scripture reproduced from the 1859 edition of Fr. Haydock's Notes, whose superb explanations and commentary take up about one-half to two-thirds of each page.
  • The commentary is drawn largely from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church - ABSOLUTELY INVALUABLE.
  • The copious commentary (which is NOT large print) and accompanying dictionary make it one of the best English Bibles available for scripture study.

    If you want a Bible that will help you understand the Word of God, then look no further!

    This edition includes:

  • Old Testament with engravings and illustrations,
  • Space for recording family births, marriages, and deaths,
  • Tables (Biblical weights and measures, etc.),
  • Historical and Chronological Index,
  • New Testament with illustrated Bible Dictionary,
  • Historical and Chronological Index,
  • and History of the Books of the Catholic Bible.


    Previous editions were in two soft cover volumes.

    This edition is in ONE hard cover volume with a gold-leaf image on burgundy color leather. The print is on fine paper and includes a satin ribbon marker.

    Size: 8.5” x 11”

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