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Auction archive: Lot number 3

The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal or Deuterocanonical Books

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$3,900
Auction archive: Lot number 3

The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal or Deuterocanonical Books

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$3,900
Beschreibung:

Title: The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal or Deuterocanonical Books Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2000 Description: 2 volumes. 1,356 pages. (Folio) 45.5x32 cm. (18x12½"), bound in full morocco, blue covers and black spines with red strip separating them, spines lettered in gilt, all housed in large black cloth box with cloth lid. No. 107 of 400 copies designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed at the Arion Press. A superb example of fine printing, one of the most important books to be produced by the Arion press, a massive lectern Bible of exquisite typographic beauty. The Arion Press employed both modern and traditional tools in producing the book. The text was generated by computer for composition, ensuring textual accuracy. The data was then transmitted to the Monotype machine for casting individual pieces of type in lines to be made up in pages with handset type for display and printed on a two-color cylinder press, two pages per pressrun. Typecasting, printing, and binding were done on site by Arion staff, specially trained in the traditional crafts of bookmaking. The paper on which it is printed is mouldmade Somerset, manufactured from all-cotton fiber by the Inveresk Mill in England. The type is Romulus, designed by Jan Van Krimpen for the Enschede Foundry in the 1930’s. The book was available either as unbound sheets, bound in full linen, or in full goatskin (such as the present copy). Also, an edition of 150 copies was done with hand-illuminated initials, which retails by Arion Press at $11,000. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine condition. Item number: 214808

Auction archive: Lot number 3
Auction:
Datum:
16 Sep 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal or Deuterocanonical Books Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2000 Description: 2 volumes. 1,356 pages. (Folio) 45.5x32 cm. (18x12½"), bound in full morocco, blue covers and black spines with red strip separating them, spines lettered in gilt, all housed in large black cloth box with cloth lid. No. 107 of 400 copies designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed at the Arion Press. A superb example of fine printing, one of the most important books to be produced by the Arion press, a massive lectern Bible of exquisite typographic beauty. The Arion Press employed both modern and traditional tools in producing the book. The text was generated by computer for composition, ensuring textual accuracy. The data was then transmitted to the Monotype machine for casting individual pieces of type in lines to be made up in pages with handset type for display and printed on a two-color cylinder press, two pages per pressrun. Typecasting, printing, and binding were done on site by Arion staff, specially trained in the traditional crafts of bookmaking. The paper on which it is printed is mouldmade Somerset, manufactured from all-cotton fiber by the Inveresk Mill in England. The type is Romulus, designed by Jan Van Krimpen for the Enschede Foundry in the 1930’s. The book was available either as unbound sheets, bound in full linen, or in full goatskin (such as the present copy). Also, an edition of 150 copies was done with hand-illuminated initials, which retails by Arion Press at $11,000. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine condition. Item number: 214808

Auction archive: Lot number 3
Auction:
Datum:
16 Sep 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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