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'La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament)' (Paris, Brunoff & Cie) 1904, volume I of II; containing 40 whole-page plates, each image printed once as a black and white photogravure, and once as a colour impression, with tissue-guards preceding it containing small vignette and title. Each text page with wood-engraved initial letters, head and tailpieces; text in two columns, with thin red line around it; various photomechanical illustrations carefully pasted within the text. Including frontispiece with portrait of Moses, preface by A. D. Sertillanges, introduction by the publisher, notes, table of contents, list of illustrations, sheets at the end of the book with art-nouveau motif. Bound in green leather with gold tooling on cover and spine, raised bands, gilded edges, art-nouveau motif of grapes and wheat at endpapers.
Photogravure, wood-engravings and colour photomechanical prints; text printed in black and red
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Height: 399 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 310 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1905,0414.533 for volume II.
This is number 541 of 500 copies, with blindstamp of the 'Cercle Librarie'. The book divided in 'La Genèse', 'L'Exode', 'Nombres', 'Deutéronome', and 'Josué'.
All the black and white whole-page plates are photogravures, a few of the colour versios of those are colour photogravures, but most seem to be colour photomechanical process (possibly half-tones?) which are pasted on the sheet, with fake platemark around it. Most of the images within the text are printed in the same technique as the colour photomechanical prints, with ocasional photogravures or wood-engravings, most of them carefully pasted on the sheets, with printed surface tone printed on the sheet behind each image.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: La Sainte Bible
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