Monday, 28 December 2009

The Present

I received a gift that I can pass on to my family, I'm sure that I might bore some of you but I have to say that I am totally made up about this gift.
We already have one within the family and it is well over 100 years old but it is in the possession of my Aunt who has a family of her own to pass it on to so the likely hood of me getting to own it is slim and I would love to have it, so having one of my own has made me elated.

This is the kind of big Family Bible “they don’t make anymore,”
traditional King James text features clear, readable type and generous margins
Illustrated with 116 Rembrandt masterpieces!

leather-bound


22ct gold-accented heirloom edition


An illuminated section allows you to record your family's history.



This is just one of the illustrated 44 colour paintings and 72 monochrome drawings and etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn


24 comments:

Marge said...

Wow, that's truly a treasured gift & will be a treasured family heirloom for generations, Jak! I can see why you're thrilled with this lovely gift!!!

Anita said...

What a wonderful gift! TFS!

Leigh said...

Oh no, not bored. I think this would the ultimate of gifts. An absolutely beautiful heirloom to pass on.

Merry said...

What a wonderful gift to receive. Such a beautiful bible. I help out a bookbinder and quite often he receives family bibles to repair. It is terrific to look through and see the family names inscribed.

Mad Mary said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Jak, what a wonderful Gift for you to share with your family and pass on in years to come.

Mary xx

starcyl said...

That is both beautiful and such a thoughtful present, to be able to keep it and note the family happenings to pass on to your children is such a special thing. I can't think anyone would find it boring.

Jenny x

georgina said...

what a treasure Jak,it will i'm sure become an heirloom, luv Georginaxx

Baukje said...

Wow, what a fantastic gift Jak. this is something that I have always wanted to own too. Definitely not bored here.

Baukje

Sue c said...

What a beautiful gift Jak.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jak you are one very lucky lady, thats a most beautiful bible and I envy you so much, the beautiful pages are something any family will be thrilled to own. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

My'scardcorner said...

No wonder you ar thrilled Jak that is beautiful and will be a family treasure Im sure. Just enjoy it.
Myrax

Jo said...

Jak, this is beautiful and such a gorgeous gift to cherish, not at all boring. Hugs Jo x

Yana said...

Magnificent!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Jak this is so lovely!!! Great to be able to pass it on in the family as well. Cathy xxxx

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful gift jak you are so lucky to have it
chrisa x

Norma said...

Jak what a gorgeous and thoughtful gift.No wonder you are thrilled with it.
We Have one in our family, Georges really and its really old, infact we should have it properly repaired but so worried about handling it
Hope you enjoy your special gift

Norma x

Tracey C said...

I can see why you are so pleased Jak - what beautiful illuminated script and the illustations too! It will make your readings an absolute pleasureI'm sure and I love the space for your family history too - just perfect.

Margaret, said...

Hoow lovely Jak its beautiful
Margaret xx

Anonymous said...

Jak, that is a wonderful gift. No wonder you love it so much.Very much to be treasured
cassie xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful bible, Jak, a truly wonderful gift and something to be treasured but to be read as well.

Alice (beemer)

Janette said...

I have one almost identicle,but it is very worn and old I'm afriad,but it passes on and on,glad you love yours so much.x

Wynn said...

Wow fantastic gift Jak I've been wanting one of these for ages now. Do you know where to buy one exactly the same please? xx

Carole said...

Jak what a lovely gift, such a treasure !!
I am lucky to have a family bible and a methodist prayer book that was passed to me by extended family when they heard i was researching my family history, i will always treasure them and hope my son does !

Carole x

Christine Ruff said...

OOhhhh they are gorgous arnt they, we have a family bible just like that but it does look very tired now but certainly is a something to treasure and pass on down the family line. I didnt know that you couldnt get these anymore though., so that makes them even more special. I bet you are really pleased to have received this.