Something that I love to collect are Bibles in other languages. My collection started with a Tagalog Bible after my mission trip to the Philippines when I was 14. Then I had a Spanish/English Bible that I loved to read in high school and college as my Spanish got better. In Norway I was excited to find a Norwegian Bible even though it isn’t old.
Here in France I have found a lot of old books, but finding a Bible took me a while. I found 2 great examples in Lille at the Grand Braderie last year, a Bible and a New Testament. I found another New testament along my adventures and then this weekend at the Porte de Vanves I found this velvet covered book. I knew the size was right, but I have been disappointed so many times. I opened the front page and I saw this.
None of the family information was filled in in the front of the Bible, but it is a complete Bible in pretty good condition.
Both of the Bibles have their own covers that have probably helped to keep them together. I love how this book was truly used and loved.
This is a very special little stack of books in our house.