THE PICTORIAL BIBLE; BEING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS ... ILLUSTRATED WITH MANY HUNDRED WOOD-CUTS (3 Volumes) [with] THE PICTORIAL EDITION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1 Volume) [4 VOLUME SET; UNIFORMLY BOUND]
London: Charles Knight and Co., 1836; 1838.
Quarto. Full Leather. First Edition. A handsome set of Charles Knight’s Pictorial Bible in three volumes, accompanied by his Pictorial Edition of the Book of Common Prayer. Knight’s Pictorial Bible, issued between 1836 and 1838, was “the first very extensively illustrated Bible”, having hundreds of woodcuts. The voluminous editorial notes were by John Kitto, and were published anonymously in the First Edition. . It was quite successful commercially, and thus not surprisingly Knight followed up with the Pictorial Book of Common Prayer. The four volumes are splendidly illustrated and handsomely bound, in dark blue straight grained morocco boards with decorative rolls in blind at the perimeter; the spines are dark blue calf with decorative bands and lettering in gilt. The hinges reinforced with japanese tissue.
Very Good binding.