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    The Magnificent Doves Press English Bible

    [Doves Press]. [Bible in English]. The English Bible. Containing the Old Testament & The New Translated Out of the Original Tongues by Special Command of His Majesty King James the First and Now Reprinted with the Text Revised... Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1903-1905. One of 500 paper copies. Five folio volumes. Printed in red and black, with initial letters designed by Edward Johnston. Original full limp, classic or cloudy vellum, as often used by Cobden-Sanderson. Spine of volume I lacking approximately three inches at the tailcap, headcap of volume II has short tears at the joints, some toning and occasional creasing to spines, some rubbing and mild intermittent soiling to covers, some gutters a bit overopened (yet binding is still quite solid). Text a bit toned, with light occasional foxing. Bookplate of Hansard Watt on the front pastedown of each volume. Still, a very good set of this important press title.
    This is considered one of the crowning achievements of the private press movement. The beautiful red initials drawn by Edward Johnston are still fresh and vibrant and the subtle typography of Emery Walker simple and elegant.
    Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 90-91.


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