First (thus) Edition, 1980, first printing, a new, unread, unworn, unopened, unmarked, big 1769-page hardcover, with bright red boards and bright embossed gilt spine lettering, also gilt on the top edge and also a silk red ribbon page marker bound into the spine. Oxford University One Volume Edition. The Washburn College Bible. King James Text. Modern Phrased Version. Designed by Bradbury Thompson. Old and New Testaments. Comes in a slip case that has rubbing at two corners but is otherwise firm and intact. ISBN 019-502786-8. From Amazon reader review: For a book that has influenced so many people I'm amazed at how poor various editions look and how perfect this Bible is. The story starts in 1969 with Field Enterprises, in Chicago, asking designer Bradbury Thompson to think about a complete visual overhaul of the existing standard Bible. Unfortunately the project was abandoned in 1972 because of economic circumstances so Thompson approached Washburn College who provided backing and a Limited Edition three volume set came out in 1977. The success of that title convinced Oxford Uni Press to print this one volume edition.
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Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195027868