THE HOLY BIBLE. Ornamented with Engravings by James Fittler crom celebrated pictures by Old Masters. The letter press by Thomas Bensley.
BIBLE. Fittler. James, Illustrates.
B. Bowyer and J. Fittler. London. 1795.
FIRST FITTLER EDITION. Two volumes bound into Three. Large 8vo (10.1 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with 64 fine copper engravings, most with their original tissue guards still present. Some foxing to about a third of the engraved plates and a few pages with light stain marks but overall clean throughout. Contemporary bindings of full red morocco. Spines with raised bands, the compartments fully decorated and ruled in gilt. Twin burgundy labels, gilt, to each volume. Elaborate gilt floral roll borders to the boards and the board edges. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Spines a little cracked but holding firm. Third volume professionally recased. Three of the boards have a thin broken line from a (Binder's?) wheel which run horizontally. Some minor chipping and rubbing to the extremities of all three bindings. Overall a very good copy of this well printed eighteenth century bible in attractive eighteenth century leather bindings. Aside from the beautiful engravings, after paintings by Durer, Rembrandt, etc, this edition is well know for the misprint in Mark, vii, Verse 27 "Let the children first be killed" instead of "filled". Herbert - Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible. 1525-1961; #1394.