(New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1899). 257 x 181 mm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/8"). Single column, 32-35 lines of text in roman type, some of the text printed on a colored background.
Matted. Herbert 2088. One minute marginal nick, slightly yellowed, else fine condition.
The polychrome Bible was an unusual scholarly project undertaken by Horace Howard Furness, otherwise known for his studies of Shakespeare. He produced a new translation and used different colors (one of our leaves is highlighted in salmon pink, the other in two shades of green) to differentiate materials which he believed to originate in diverse sources. The project proved to be too expensive and labor intensive, and was abandoned after the completion of only six books from the Old Testament. (ST8821-4q)
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PJP Catalog: 60.139