Fore-edge painting (fishing). 1823 Holy Bible. King James. Oxford. In slipcase.


You'll love this beautiful bible; with soft straight-grain red moroccan leather binding, and a fore-edge painting, this book is a treat. A King James' bible, printed with royal privilege at Clarendon Press in Oxford. The fore-edge painting depicts a man fishing, with a town present in the background hills.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 14.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm. Straight-grain moroccan leather binding. Boards with a mixture of frames/rolls in gilt and blind, with corner florets. Spines with richly gilt compartments (5), with "Holy Bible" in gilt in one compartment. Five raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Fore-edge painting. Turn-ins rolled in gilt. Pages - (2), 806, 252, (2)

Condition -

See pictures. Rubbing, mostly at edges, corners and joints. No flyleaf at front, gap at gutter. Some bookseller and previous owner marks on blank unpaginated pages. Some toning to pages. Occasional foxing spot. Some dog-eared pages. Fore-edge painting seems a little faded. Although it has some wear, it is an attractive book with its beautiful binding and fore-edge painting.

Slipcase worn with some rubbing and soiling.

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