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Bible, English with Split Double Fore-edge Painting, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments.


Auction:
3269B
Lot:
28
Sold for:
$2,091

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Bible, English with Split Double Fore-edge Painting, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Edinburgh: Printed by Mark & Charles Kerr, 1793. Folio, each fore-edge painting occupies half of the text leaves and is displayed from the center out, they depict Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at ease and accompanied by forest animals beneath a tree on the edge of a lake, Eve feeds a goat, a tiger lies beside a lamb in the foreground; the other painting depicts the crucifixion dramatically, as burly Roman soldiers hoist Christ and the two thieves on their crosses into position, both finely done in a rich pallet; bound in full black straight-grained morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt on spine and around board edges, large blind lozenge in center of each board, a.e.g., 14 x 9 1/2 in.

Darlow & Moule (Rev. 1968) 1376; http://estc.bl.uk/T91818.
Estimate $800-1,200


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