A beautiful and lush New Testament, finely bound at Riviere. All pages have decorative borders at the least, with many having engravings, initial letters, etc.. Engravings on wood after Raphael, Titian, Da Vinci (The Last Supper, unattributed on title page), among many others.
Ex libris plate of Frederick V. Holman, a prominent lawyer, antiquarian author, and civic leader of Portland Oregon (who is attributed with naming the city "The Rose City"; along with helping organize the Rose Society). I found the book in a Portland sale.
Physical Attributes -
Measures 25 x 21 x 5 cm. Leather fine binding with five raised cords on spine; gilt ruled compartments with one compartment containing the title in gilt. Boards have a mix of blind and gilt stamped tooling. Board edges are ruled in gilt, as are the turnins. According to Biblio, because the binding is stamped "Bound by Riviere" you can date it before his son took over. All edges gilt (AEG). Pages - 540 numbered pages.
See pictures. Shelf wear at joints, edges and corners, with an occasional mark to boards. Ex libris plate on pastedown. Blank endpapers have foxing. Text is clean and clear, with only a very occasional spot (singular). Top right corner of pages all have slight wave, as though the corner of the text block was bumped at some point.
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