The Holy Bible. With the illustrations from The Vatican Library
This is a beautifully produced deluxe edition of the Holy Bible illustrations from the Vatican Library published by Turner Publishing – Oxford University Press in a limited edition in 1995. “The most magnificent Bible ever published” (according to Easton Press). Includes 17 Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books and 16-pages Family Records Album.
The beautiful large Bible is bound in beautiful red/purple cloth with gold stamped decorations and features a hubbed spine, intricate 22-kt gold stamping to covers and spine, endpapers, and all edges gilt. Comes with protective matching storage slipbox.
This Bible contains historic masterpieces of Renaissance art taken from more than 30 volumes in the Vatican Library and bookmaking with the modern text of the Bible most widely accepted by all religious denominations. It is designed with six-color printing throughout on specially made archival paper. With ninety color reproductions of the original paintings commissioned by the Duke of Urbino and a wealth of hand-drawn decorative artwork from the Vatican Library – 263 works of Bible-inspired Renaissance art and 407 ornate decorative elements. All illustrations produced with six-color printing process, including a specia metallic, golden ink formilated exclusively for this edition.