Order Nr. 32977 THE MAKING OF THE BRUCE ROGERS WORLD BIBLE. William Targ.

THE MAKING OF THE BRUCE ROGERS WORLD BIBLE.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., (1949).
  • 4to.
  • cloth.
  • 20, (22) pages.

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 32977

First edition, limited to 1875 copies. Lacking the slipcase, else a fine copy. With numerous photos of the making of this well designed Bible including reproductions of the decorations and initials used. Loosely inserted are two versions of a prospectus to this Bible.

The typography is by the notable American book designer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), who "was appreciated in his lifetime. In addition to several honorary degrees, in 1948 he was awarded a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for distinction in the graphic arts. Over decades of accomplishment in which he designed approximately 500 books... Rogers literally defined the profession of book designing in the United States" (ANB).