1949 · Cleveland
Limited to 1875 copies, a companion volume to the Holy Bible designed by Bruce Rogers "recall[ing] some of the pleasures and high points of its creation." William Targ's reflection on Roger's work of art looks at the typeface, paper, composition, and binding used for the celebrated masterpiece. In addition to several black and white plates illustrating the process are many examples of the decorations and initials present in the World Bible.
Rogers (1870–1957) was an acclaimed typographer known for creating the Centaur typeface. He continues to be highly celebrated for his contributions to book designing during the 20th century.
This book is number 1097 of the 1875 copies printed. Two different prospectuses for the Bruce Rogers World Bible are laid in. Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to front board; extremities lightly bumped, spine and small section of front joint faded. Two small abrasions to front pastedown (indicative of a removed bookplate), faint dark spots to endpapers. An interesting peek at the famous Bruce Rogers World Bible! (Inventory #: 38256)