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[Bible, Fore-edge Painting].
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out Of the Original Tongues...
1826. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. Printers to the University, 1826. 12mo (3.5 x 5.5 inches), 805, [1], 251, [1], pp. Text in double columns. Finely bound in green straight-grain morocco with elaborate gilt borders, backstrip pannelled in gilt, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed, ownership inscription on front free endpaper, early gift inscription tipped-in. § A nicely-printed King James Bible with split double fore-edge paintings, the first representing the creator of the universe with good and evil angels after William Blake and the second showing the crucifixion. The paintings are by Margaret Costa, one of the few remaining practitioners of this vanishing art form. Both paintings are signed with her initials. The Bible is not listed in Herbert (the standard bibliography), the nearest being the Clarendon Press bible printed the following year (#1762). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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