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BIBLE. The Holy Bible Containing the Old & New Testaments illustrated by a selection from Raphael's pictures in the Vatican freely adapted & drawn on wood by Robert Dudley. (1864 - "RELIEVO LEATHER" BINDING)

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AUTHOR: Church of England

TITLE: The Holy Bible Containing the Old & New Testaments illustrated by a selection from Raphael's pictures in the Vatican freely adapted & drawn on wood by Robert Dudley.

PUBLISHER: London: by George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode, 1864.

DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., 8-3/4" x 6-1/4", illustrated with a frontis and 14 plates with decorative gold borders. Bound in Leake's patent, tan, "Relievo Leather" binding by Leighton, Son & Hodge after Owen Jones, elaborately embossed with rustic boarders of interlacing branches with vine leaves & bunches of grapes surrounding a central panel incorporating title & ears of corn, spine similarly embossed, all edges gilt, brass clasp & edges.

CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head & foot of spine fine.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A Similar binding was illustrated by Ruari MacLean in "Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather", pp.98-99.
A fine example of Victorian craftsmanship.

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