The Holy Bible (Old and New Testament)
Price: 12,500.00 USD
London: Illustrated Bible Society, 1900. Folio (54x40cm). 3 vols. Deluxe publisher's trade binding, full leather with gold tooled decoration designed by Walter Crane. Top edge gilt and gauffred with floral design. Illustrated throughout with 100 full-page prints by Edward Burne- Jones, Alma Tedema, Tissot, Edward Abbey, Gerome, Morelli, Uhde, Constant and others, all members of the Royal Academy. Illustrated chapter headings, ornamental initials, gold endpapers and tissue designs with biblical references also by Walter Crane. Blank family register. Borders of prints foxed throughout, not affecting images. Sporadic foxing to borders of text pages. Some rubbing to crown and heel of spines. Very light white spotting to leather back covers. Vol 3 two small scuffs to front cover, expertly restored. Overall, fine condition. A spectacular set in a fine binding. An important legacy of the English pre-Raphaelite artists. vg.