Oxford: Printed at the University Press, 1935.
One of 200 copies on large paper. With half-titles. Printed in Centaur type (special modification) by John Johnson at the University Press, typography and design by Rogers. xix, , 576; 577-1215,  pp. 2 vols. Folio (18 x 13 inches). The Great Work of Bruce Rogers: The Oxford Lectern Bible. Oxblood cloth, spines titled in gilt. Rubbing at head of both volumes, some light paper adhesions to back cover of one volume. Very good plus, internally fine. Printed publisher's announcement loosely inserted (chipped and soiled) Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers, pp. 152-159; Herbert 2249; Grolier Club, BR Today, 22. Item #315795
The crowning achievement of Rogers’ career and perhaps the most important press book of the twentieth century.
“The Oxford Lectern Bible represents the full flowering of Bruce Rogers' genius as a designer of books. In the grandeur of its conception, in its classic severity without ornamentation, in the smooth flow of words across the page, and in the mastery of the subtle depth of impression of type on paper, the Oxford Bible takes its place among the noblest works done since the invention of movable type.” — Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers, A Life in Letters, p. 159
"This is said to be the finest Lectern Bible ever produced in English." -Herbert 2249.
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