Oxford: University Press, 1935. Two folio volumes. xix, 1216pp., continuous pagination. One of 200 copies printed on Batchelor's handmade paper in modified Centaur type. This copy includes the limitation leaf, which is often missing. Morison and Day note that "every book designed by Rogers was an individual accomplishment... The monument to his life work is the superb large folio Bible he designed and supervised at the University Press, Oxford. It will long remain as the finest of all presentations of the King James Version." Elsewhere, Blumenthal called the Oxford Bible "the most important printed book of the twentieth century" Four-page prospectus in the seldom-seen Oxford Press wrapper is laid in. The copy has been handsomely bound in full red morocco by the Bookends Bindery. The design features circular lettering on the upper covers of each volume, bearing scriptural verse relevant to each book. In the case of the Old Testament, it is the opening line of Genesis; in the New Testament, it is the last line of Revelations. Each volume is housed in a cloth clamshell case. Magnificent bindings on a landmark typographic masterpiece. Very fine. Item #26601
(Morison, Stanley and Kenneth Day, The Typographic Book, p. 56; Blumenthal, Joseph, Art of the Printed Book, pp. 50-1).
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