ROGERS, Bruce. ~ The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's Special Command.
Two volumes. One of 200 sets on large paper, without the limitation leaf, as usual. With half-titles. Typography and design by Bruce Rogers. Printed double column in Rogers’s Centaur type by John Johnson at the University Press on linen rag handmade paper. Pp. xxii, 576; [iv], 577-1215. Folio, in the original blood red cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Housed in morocco backed, gilt titled slipcases and chemises. Slight rubbing to extremities and some mild marking to boards, internally a very good, fresh copy.
Bruce Rogers’s magnum opus. "The Oxford Lectern Bible represents the full flowering of Bruce Rogers's genius as a designer of books. In the grandeur of its conception, in its classic severity without ornamentation, in the smooth flow of words across the page, and in the mastery of the subtle depth of impression of type on paper, the Oxford Bible takes its place among the noblest works done since the invention of movable type." - Blumenthal - Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, p.159
1) A Prospectus Giving Particulars and Specimen Pages of the New Oxford Lectern Bible. Folio, 4 specimen pages in the original printed blue wrappers with printed paper label. A bit darkened and worn at edges, with label of John Kidd bookseller in Cincinatti.
2) ROGERS, Bruce. An Account of the Making of the Oxford Lectern Bible. A pamphlet printing Rogers’s essay on the design and production of the Oxford Bible, with illustrations of specimen pages. Pp. 16. 4to., loose in the original blue printed paper wrappers, slightly faded along edges, some faint rust marks from staples, now removed. Philadelphia, PA, Lanston Monotype Machine Company c. 1935. With the publisher’s notice, ‘A Keepsake for Collectors of Rogersiana’, inserted loose.
3) Article from the Washington Star, November 1935 about the Bible.