The Book of Job
The Book of Job

[WHITE, William H.]; [Robert T. ROSE, Illus.]. The Book of Job.

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[WHITE, William H.]; [Robert T. ROSE, Illus.] The Book of Job London: George Bell & Sons/ Edinburgh: The Abbey Press, 1902.

4vo., rebound in navy calf, fully and elaborately blocked in gilt, with a geometric centrepiece motif surrounding by hearts, decorative border with single and double rules containing alternating designs; spine lettered and ruled in gilt with repetetive devices, and date to foot; lower board with triple ruled border; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; with turn-ins ruled in gilt and featuring cornerpeices over textured blue paper endleaves; pp. [ixx], 2-99, [xv]; frontis and decorative title, and numerous head and tail pieces, initials, and in-text illustrations by Robert T. Rose; outer edge a little browned; a little bumped at spine ends and corners; a lovely example.
Limited to 750 numbered copies, this no. 671.
Rose was born in Newcastle and studied art in Edinburgh, where he largely spent his career, and his highly emotive drawings perfectly match the story of Job, a section of the Hebrew bible devoted to the problem of the suffering of the innocent.
Here presented in an unsigned, but impressive, binding, dated 1912 and possibly the work of a gifted amateur binder.