19TH CENTURY BIBLE - RIVIERE BINDING
Title The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With Engravings on Wood from Designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Di Credi, Fra Barolommeo, Titian, Raphael, Gaudenzio, Ferrari, Daniel Di Volterra, and others.
Publisher Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, London, 1865 0
Seller ID 44436
A very good 19th century leather binding by Riviere. 4to. 25cm x 19.5cm x 5.5cm pp.16/pp. 540. Contemporary binding by Riviere (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of dark brown goatskin, the covers with a border composed of a gilt and blind fillets and a gilt arabesque roll, mitred to a gilt and blind fillet panel, with gilt flowers between and blind arabesque cornerpieces and at the centre a gilt circular ornamental block. Corners bumped and edges lightly rubbed. Spine with six raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and gilt title: "New Testament". All page edges bright gilt. Inner gilt turn-ins. Binder's stamp to lower edge of the verso of the front board: "Bound By Riviere." Neat inked dedication to front endpaper: "Joseph Parker A New Year's Gift from his affectionate Aunt Eliza Andrews. 1st January 1865." Foxing to free-endpapers, otherwise clean text and decorations throughout. With an engraved frontispiece, 59 single-page illustrations, and marginal ornaments, initial letters and medallions, all engraved on wood by W.T. Green, J. Cooper, J.L. Williams, R.C. West, T. Williams, W. Linton, Messrs. Dalziel, A. Williams, W. Measom, F. Anderson, J. Thompson, and H. Shaw. A very good book in a quality binding. Referenced by: Darlow & Moule / Herbert 1951.