Hodder & Stoughton, Limited. London. 1957, 1957.
8vo. Bright, clean copy finely bound in mid twentieth century full red morocco leather binding by Morrell. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Spine compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Ronald Knox's Monsignor coat of arms with the motto "Lux in Tenebris Lucet" (Light shines in the darkness) stamped in gilt to the centre of the front board. Single gilt ruled border on all the boards. All edges gilt. Double ruled border on the turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. A little darkening to the spine but overall a fine and beautiful presentation of this translation. --- A controversial figure, Knox converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in 1917. His major work was this translation of the Saint Jerome Latin Vulgate bible which he started in 1936. The translation was finally published, including the New Testament in a single volume, in 1949.