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The Holy Bible : reprinted according to the Authorised version 1611 - Complete in 5 volumes
London New York : Nonesuch Press ; Dial Press 1924-1927, 1924, Hardcover, 1st edition in this form. Fine copies in the original gilt-blocked parchment over boards. Small nick to the upper spine of the Samuel to Psalms volume. Remains an exceptional set; scans and additional data on request. Physical description; 5 v. : ill. ; 31 cm. Notes; Includes the Apocrypha. Title varies. New Testament has colophon: "This book has been printed by John Johnson, printer to the University, at the Oxford University Press, where the proofs have been read. It completes in June of the year 1927 the edition of the Bible put out by the Nonesuch Press in 5 volumes, of which that containing the Apocrypha was published in December, 1924; Genesis to Ruth in May, 1925; Samuel to Psalms in December 1925; Proverbs to Malachi in August, 1926. The copperplates have been designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden. The typography has been arranged by Francis Meynell. The edition is limited to 1,000 copies on japon vellum and 75 copies on Arnold unbleached rag paper for sale in England and America. Contents; [1]. The Apocrypha -- [2]. Genesis to Ruth -- [3]. Samuel to Psalms -- [4]. Proverbs to Maccabees -- [5]. The New Testament. Colophon of v. 1: This book has been printed ... at the Oxford University Press ... The copperplates have been designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden. The typography has been arranged by Francis Meynell. The edition is limited to 1,000 copies on Japon vellum and 75 copies on Arnold unbleached rag paper. This set is supplemented by a volume containing the Apocrypha, published by the Nonesuch Press in 1924. "This book has been printed by Frederick Hall, printer to the University of Oxfor Press, where the proofs have been read. The copperplates have been designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden. The typography has been arraged by Francis Meynell. The type is a modern rendering, redesigned for this book, of a letter used by Plantin. Twelve hundred and fifty copies, numbered 1 to 1250, have been printed on japon vellum for England and America, and seventy-five copies, numbered I to LXXV, on Arnold unbleached rag paper. This is number 485" Printed at end of Apocrypha. Inventory No: 231294. 1st edition in this form
      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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