BIBLE The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments according to the Authorized Version. Illustrated by Modern Artists. Illustrated Bible Society. .
Large Folio. Contemporary full black morocco lettered in gilt on spine; titles and text ornament by Walter Crane, including initial letters and head-pieces to each Book and Gospel printed in gold, 2 leaves of Family Register decorated by Crane and unused, 100 plates by various artists, being autotypes engraved and printed by Lemercier and Co., Paris, each with a decorative tissue-guard with a printed caption. Binding a little rubbed, front joint a little tender and with a 3 inch split from the foot, bookplate, a few tissue guards a little chipped and worn with some showing various degrees of loss, a few leaves with minor marginal tears, otherwise a very good copy of an impressive Bible.
A highly ambitious project involving many notable artists. As well as the decorative titles and text ornament, Walter Crane also contributed five of the full-page plates. The other artists include L. Alma Tadema, E. Burne-Jones, F. Dicksee, J.L. Gérome, J. Tissot, P. de Chavannes, J.P. Laurens, I. Repin, E.A. Abbey, M. Liebermann, G. Segantini, D. Morelli, J. Villegas, and J.J. Benjamin Constant