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Our Saviour, with prophets and apostles. A series of eighteen highly finished steel engravings, designed expressly for this work. With descriptions by several American divines.
D. Appleton & Co, 1851. Biblical biographies of select prophets and apostles with => 18 gorgeous steel engravings done by E. Finden, W.H. Mote, B. Eyles, C. Cook, and W.H. Egelton after John Wood. Following each engraving save one is a short biographical chapter of the man depicted written by an American preacher; the image of St. Simon however is accompanied by an essay on St. Simeon (and comes with an almost page-long explanation of that in the preface). Binding: Black textured calf, spine lettered in gilt amidst sinuous embossed leaf-and-vine designs in blind; covers with gilt oval center medallion design surrounded by elaborate and elegant embossed arabesque strapwork frames in blind. Gilt roll on turn-ins and different gilt roll on board edges; all edges gilt. Provenance: 19th-century inked signature of Jamizen(?) H. Lane and later personal rubber-stamp of B.L. Starling on front fly-leaf.
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