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The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia.

Bible. N.T. English. 1864. Authorized (i.e., "King James Version").

Published by Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, London, 1864
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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First edition, and one of 250 large paper copies printed of this lavishly illustrated, quintessentially Victorian Bible. The decorations and initials were drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw, who also supervised the engravings of the illustrations after Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, and other Italian masters; engravers involved with the project included F. Anderson, James Cooper, Messrs. Dalziel, W.T. Green, William Linton, and many others, all of whom labored mightily in this attempt to reproduce the feel of a 16th-century production. Binding: Signed reddish-brown morocco binding by Root & Son, with covers and spine gilt extra; extremely wide and handsome turn-ins elaborately gilt tooled. Provenance: Front fly-leaf with attractively inked gift inscription to the Rev. John Francis O'Hern, the third Bishop of Rochester, NY, dated 1929. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.75"). Frontis., [iii]?xvi, 540 pp.; illus. Not in Darlow & Moule. Leather showing small rubbed spots over edges and extremities, with faint leather discoloration to part of front cover; front pastedown with traces of a now-absent bookplate. The weight of this substantial volume has partially cracked the front joint; however, with careful use (and storage on the volume's back, not its lower edge), this damage should not quickly progress. A lavishly produced Victorian New Testament, in a still-impressive binding. Bookseller Inventory # 13347

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour ...

Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, London

Publication Date: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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