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Rogers (Bruce).- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The) containing the Old and New Testaments, 2 vol., number 90 of 200 copies on Batchelor's handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in modified Centaur type under his supervision, printed in double column, with the limitation leaf following title (often missing), handsomely bound in modern crimson morocco, by Bookends Bindery, covers with triple gilt fillet border, vol.1 (Old Testament) with opening line of Genesis "In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth" in a circle in gilt on upper cover, vol.2 (New Testament) with the last line of Revelations "The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen", spines titled and ruled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, crimson watered silk doublures and endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut, small spot to upper cover of vol.1, preserved with prospectus in wrapper and booklet 'An Account of the Making of the Oxford Lectern Bible' in cloth drop-back boxes, gilt-lettered red morocco labels to spines, each with short split to head or foot of joint, [Herbert 2249], folio, Oxford, printed at the University Press [by John Johnson], 1935.

The magnificent Lectern Bible, Bruce Rogers's masterpiece, described by Joseph Blumenthal as "the most important printed book of the twentieth century". Art of the Printed Book, pp. 50-1.

Stanley Morison and Kenneth Day noted, "..every book designed by Rogers was an individual accomplishment. The monument to his life work is the superb large folio Bible he designed and supervised at the University Press, Oxford. It will long remain as the finest of all presentations of the King James Version." The Typographic Book, p.56.

Lot 225

Rogers (Bruce).- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The)..., one of 200 copies on handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers, bound in modern crimson morocco, gilt, Oxford, 1935.  

Hammer Price: £10,000

Description

Rogers (Bruce).- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The) containing the Old and New Testaments, 2 vol., number 90 of 200 copies on Batchelor's handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in modified Centaur type under his supervision, printed in double column, with the limitation leaf following title (often missing), handsomely bound in modern crimson morocco, by Bookends Bindery, covers with triple gilt fillet border, vol.1 (Old Testament) with opening line of Genesis "In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth" in a circle in gilt on upper cover, vol.2 (New Testament) with the last line of Revelations "The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen", spines titled and ruled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, crimson watered silk doublures and endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut, small spot to upper cover of vol.1, preserved with prospectus in wrapper and booklet 'An Account of the Making of the Oxford Lectern Bible' in cloth drop-back boxes, gilt-lettered red morocco labels to spines, each with short split to head or foot of joint, [Herbert 2249], folio, Oxford, printed at the University Press [by John Johnson], 1935.

The magnificent Lectern Bible, Bruce Rogers's masterpiece, described by Joseph Blumenthal as "the most important printed book of the twentieth century". Art of the Printed Book, pp. 50-1.

Stanley Morison and Kenneth Day noted, "..every book designed by Rogers was an individual accomplishment. The monument to his life work is the superb large folio Bible he designed and supervised at the University Press, Oxford. It will long remain as the finest of all presentations of the King James Version." The Typographic Book, p.56.

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