Item #CNAP060a The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version. Biblical Text.

The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 2000. Leather bound. 18 by 13 inches, 1,356 pages; composed on a Macintosh computer and cast by Monotype in Romulus type, in 16 point for the main text and 11 point for subsidiary material and explanatory notes, with larger sizes (24, 36, 72 point) for display, handset from foundry type; initial letters designed by Sumner Stone for photopolymer plates; printed by letterpress in two colors of ink, black for text, red with illlumination designed by Thomas Ingmire for initial letters, on Somerset, a mouldmade paper of 100% cotton fiber. Weight, with box, is approximately 50 pounds. The Bible is bound as two volumes for ease of handling and advantages for display. The Bible is limited to an edition of 400 numbered copies for sale. New. Item #CNAP060a

Following in the tradition of Gutenberg and other fine printers over more than five centuries, Andrew Hoyem and the artisans at Arion Press have created an oversize, Folio Edition of the Holy Bible using traditional letterpress techniques and the finest materials and craftsmanship.

The Arion Press Bible is the first large folio presentation of the contemporary translation and current scholarship of the New Revised Standard Version - and it is probably the last Bible to be printed by letterpress from metal type.

This Bible is intended for liturgical use in church services as well as for the collections of individuals and libraries. The text is printed by letterpress on English mouldmade paper. Designed for ease of reading from a lectern, the text is set in Romulus, a type of graceful lines and clarity of character recognition. Each book of the Bible begins with a large red initial letter. This alphabet of roman capitals was created for the Arion Press by the noted type designer Sumner Stone, formerly director of digital design for Adobe.

Note that this item is for the copies bound in full leather and with the illuminated initial capitals, and comes in its own black linen box. There is also a cloth version available, please see our inventory no. CNAP060b.

___POSTAGE: Please note that due to the exceptional size and weight of this work, postage will be at cost; please inquire for details.

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Price: $11,000.00

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