The Holy Bible, containing the Old and the New Testament, translated out of the original tongues. ILLUSTRATED



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876 printed pages. Printed in two columns. With frontispiece & 27 engraved plates from drawings by Charles Bell Birch. The title bears the words “Printed by Authority”; and on verso is a copy of the license granted to D. Bryce to publish this edition dated 1901, an edition of 100,000 copies. Printed upon the very thinnest Oxford India Paper ever made, and with twenty-eight full-page illustrations of biblical scenes by C. B. Birch, A.R.A. Front free endpaper with near-contemporary ink inscription. Endpaper and half-title/frontispiece with small section cut and lacking. Some pages are mildly thumbed. The exact size of the page is 42mm x 28mm. Contemporary straight-grained, burgundy morocco, covers with ornamental scrolling gilt border surrounding a central gilt lozenge with gilt-lettered center ( Illustrated Miniature Bible ), spine gilt, all edges yellow (marginal wear along upper hinge). Contemporary gold-painted metal copyright marked Jahncke’s Patent Tin Prince of Wales feathers and Thistles with an ornamental engraving of Jahncke’s Patent Tin Prince of Wales feathers and Thistles (exterior gold layer rubbed away), upper cover with a removable inlaid red cloth with gilt lettering surrounding a central magnifying glass loop (very slight wear, fading, and handling).