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The Holy Bible: King James version / The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible

by Barry Moser

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    Holy Bible - Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) by Inc. Wartburg Project (divinepeacelutheran)
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The Bible is many-layered, with treasure at each level. The is a visually beautiful edition. ( )
1 vote KennethWDavis | Feb 28, 2009 |
Beautifully illustrated and printed King James Bible. ( )
1 vote | auntieknickers | Jan 15, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0670887978, Hardcover)

The Holy Bible, designed and illustrated by Barry Moser, is as thrilling an experience as you'll ever find inside a dust jacket. Moser, the foremost fine press illustrator of our time, spent four years crafting the 232 relief engravings that illustrate this Bible. Printed in a deluxe limited edition by the Pennyroyal Caxton Press, Moser's Bible is also available in a reasonably-priced Viking Studio edition on acid-free paper, with a satin ribbon marker, specially-sewn binding, and cloth case. These details give the book, as a physical object, a weight and presence that dignifies its reader. It is no overstatement to say that when you begin turning the pages revelation occurs. Even from the first illustration--Adam and Eve, with unapologetically adult bodies, breathtakingly chunky and imperfect, making their way along a stream in the Garden of Eden--it's clear that Moser has a vision of God and humanity whose humility will change the way you see the world.

There are so many surprises here: Abram is jaunty (a surprise at first, but one would have to be to say "Here I Am."); Balaam's Ass stretches his mouth wide, teeth bared, conveying the comic terror of the idea that God would speak through his creatures; "Jesus Rabonni," Moser's first illustration of the Savior, depicts Jesus as such a goofy, joyful, solid man that your heart will leap, wanting to be with him. And in some measure, Moser's Bible will bring everyone who touches it a little closer to that rabbi. --Michael Joseph Gross

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:44 -0400)

Virtuoso book designer and illustrator Barry Moser, many of whose masterpieces are already museum-housed modern classics, has devoted nearly five years to the greatest book project of all. Moser has hand-crafted, designed, and illustrated a magnificent Bible to be published in a special 400 copy limited edition. Viking Studio is proud to make this work of art and devotion available to a broader public in a trade edition of superb quality.The Pennyroyal Caxton edition of The Holy Bible is first and foremost intended to be read--with text lovingly designed and simply set in black type, subtly accented with red. But its revolutionary impact lies in its illustrations--haunting, sometimes dark but always luminous, described by Newsweek as "engravings with the brooding power of magical realism." Modeled on everyday people, they enrich each book (which salutes the original with its name printed in Hebrew or Greek) of both the Old and the New Testament. No connoisseur of great art or fine bookmaking, no religious or spiritual reader will want to be without this edition. It is a rich heirloom gift for holidays, holy days, and every day of the century to come.* 236 engravings printed as b&w line art* 2-sided satin ribbon marker* Gold foil stamped case* Parchtone jacket with gold foil stamping* Smyth sewn binding* Shrinkwrapped with peel-off price sticker… (more)

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