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The Holy Bible

Moser, Barry

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ISBN 10: 0670887978 / ISBN 13: 9780670887972
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, East Rutherford, NJ, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First thus. Secure binding with no markings to text. Remainder dot to bottom edge. Tiny smudge to jacket at rear. Jacket is now protected in archival mylar. A Gorgeous copy. Bookseller Inventory # 089027

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Title: The Holy Bible

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, East Rutherford, NJ, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The acclaimed illustrator brings the King James Bible to life with luminous, often haunting images that capture the ordinary human qualities of the book's well-known characters. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

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The Holy Bible, designed and illustrated by Barry Moser, is as thrilling an experience as you'll ever find inside a dust jacket. Moser, the foremost fine press illustrator of our time, spent four years crafting the 232 relief engravings that illustrate this Bible. Printed in a deluxe limited edition by the Pennyroyal Caxton Press, Moser's Bible is also available in a reasonably-priced Viking Studio edition on acid-free paper, with a satin ribbon marker, specially-sewn binding, and cloth case. These details give the book, as a physical object, a weight and presence that dignifies its reader. It is no overstatement to say that when you begin turning the pages revelation occurs. Even from the first illustration--Adam and Eve, with unapologetically adult bodies, breathtakingly chunky and imperfect, making their way along a stream in the Garden of Eden--it's clear that Moser has a vision of God and humanity whose humility will change the way you see the world.

There are so many surprises here: Abram is jaunty (a surprise at first, but one would have to be to say "Here I Am."); Balaam's Ass stretches his mouth wide, teeth bared, conveying the comic terror of the idea that God would speak through his creatures; "Jesus Rabonni," Moser's first illustration of the Savior, depicts Jesus as such a goofy, joyful, solid man that your heart will leap, wanting to be with him. And in some measure, Moser's Bible will bring everyone who touches it a little closer to that rabbi. --Michael Joseph Gross

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