The Pictorial Bible; being the Old and New Testaments according to the Authorized Version; illustrated with many hundred woodcuts... to which are added Original Notes... [and] The Pictorial Edition of the Book of Common Prayer...
by Bible. Cathedral bindings.
4 vols. London: Charles Knight, 1836-1838. 4 vols., 4to, vi, 680; viii, 829; vi, 336, 542; xl, 711, (1)pp. Engraved and printed title pages, lavishly ilustrated throughout. Full hartdgrain morocco of the period, covers richly panelled in gilt and blind to “cathedral” style designs, backstrips lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, backstrips just slight toned, but a magnificent set in superb matching bindings by Westleys and Clark with the binder’s ticket in each volume. Inscribed as a gift in each volume to “Lady Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert” by J.R. Gower dated 1855. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth in each volume. A sumptuous set of the first of several Knight illustrated Bibles, beautifully produced and illustrated and (in this case) in gorgeous matching signed bindings.Isaac Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth, and his wife Lady Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert, daughter of Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon. Gower may be the Capt. J.R. Gower whose portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery and related to the Leveson-Gower clan. (Inventory #: 107350)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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