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The Holy Bible
London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin 1870 - An edition of The Holy Bible with Gustave Dore's famous illustrations. Undated, dated using Copac. Volume I is Genesis to 1st Kings and Volume II is 2nd Kings-Malachi. Incomplete, these two volumes are the Old Testament only and are lacking the New Testament volumes. Comprising of fifty-one plates and four family bible platesthatremainblank. Gustave Dorewas a French artist, printmaker and illustrator. He published a series of 241 wood engravings for a new deluxe edition of the Bible de Tours. The illustrations were a success and a selection of these are present to these two volumes. The success of these Bible illustrations lead to Dore having his own exhibition and then Gallery in London. Condition: In full morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Further rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Slight crack to the head of rear joint to volume II. Rear hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Generally in good order for suck a large heavy book. Rear endpaper to volume I is creased. Front endpaper to volume II is creased. Internally, bothvolumes are firmlybound. Pages aregenerally bright withthe oddlight spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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