Very large, heavy family Bible from the mid-nineteenth century. Full title reads: 'The Imperial Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Most Approved Copies of the Authorized Version. With Many Thousand Critical, Explanatory, and Practical Notes; also, References, Readings, Chronological Tables, and Indexes. Illustrated by a Superb Series of Engravings From the Most Admired Productions of Ancient and Modern Art.' Full leather binding. Ridged spine with gilt title and decoration. Gilt and blind-stamped decoration on the boards. Boards have some edge and corner wear, light surface wear along the hinges, some dulling of the surface. Gilt page edges all round. Binding is very good. Marbled pastedowns and first/last endpapers. On the front endpaper is a small leather plate with the name J M Robertson and the date 1844. Foxing on the title pages and the rear endpapers. Some damp staining over the top parts of some of the pages at the beginning of the text block. Foxing in the margins of the illustrative plates. The Family Register between the Old and New Testaments has been partly completed with names and dates of marriages, births and deaths. Text in double columns with two columns of notes in centre. New Testament has separate title page but pagination and register are continuous. Illustrated by 39 engraved plates, including 2 frontispieces, 2 vignette titles. Plates are engraved from artists such as John Martin, Nicholas Poussin, Paul Veronese.