A very early edition thus. A beautifully illustrated Bible featuring 21 impressive guarded steel-engraved plates, all but one by William Bartlett and including a double-page plate of Jerusalem as frontispiece, 27 fine tinted lithographs on 9 guarded plates, 12 maps in colour and four page decorated family register printed in green on vellum. Folio, publisher’s original fine binding of full plum calf, the boards decorated in blind in a lily motif surrounded by a finely detailed gilt framework featuring sunbursts in the four corners, further paneling in blind, the spine with raised gilt ruled wide bands creating compartments double-gilt ruled framed around fine gilt tooling in a floral motif, one compartment elegantly lettered in gilt, a.e.g. xv, 1216 pp., 36 page biblical encyclopedia. Internally very fine and fresh, clean and bright with little if any evidence of use, the binding very handsome but with a bit of expected wear to the edges and extremities, front hinge a little shaken but still firm. A BEAUTIFUL MID 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH FAMILY BIBLE, featuring impressive full page steel plates by master engraver William Bartlett and a number of fine lithographs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: National Comprehensive Family Bible: the ...
Publisher: Glasgow and London W. R. M’Phun 1861
Book Description John Harrop, Manchester, 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. P.R. Morris and others (illustrator). 5th or later Edition. Full black morocco, upper cover decorated with a incised central title panel in gilt with gilt borders, spine with 4 raised bands, gilt lettered title and blind stamped in compartments. Brass corners and clasps. a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed and front endpaper neatly removed, otherwise a handsome copy. xv, 1216, 34, 60 pp. plus chromolithographed title, frontis., and eight page Family Register, a further 11 full page colour plates, a colour map, and 23 black& white plates, a few lightly foxed. All plates tissue guarded. Not dated c1890. 4to. (32 x 24 cm). A very heavy volume that will require additional postage outside the UK. Bookseller Inventory # T&P1039