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The Gospel in the Old Testament, Harold Copping & Handley C.G. Moule, c. 1908


The Gospel in the Old Testament; A Series of pictures by Harold Copping with Descriptive Letterpress by Handley C.G. Moule D.D., Bishop of Durham, c. 1908

Published by The Religious Tract Society, London. Undated but c. 1908 (introduction is dated to 1908). Presumed First edition.

Large folio size - cream cloth hardback with gilt. Fair condition overall.

This large book with its pages of different thicknesses - text pages, tissue guards and the thick mounting pages for the plates required a much higher quality binding than as issued, so pages are becoming increasingly disbound, and will continue to do so unless repair is undertaken.

The cover is a bit soiled and scuffed. Endpapers are spotted. Text is good throughout with some spotting. Previous owner's inscription, dated to 1911, on the preliminary title page.

Printed on thick ivory paper. the book consists of a series of religious spreads with text on one side and a colour printed image mounted to an indented green card facing it, protected with printed tissue guard. Some occasional creasing and slight damage to tissue guards. Some pages disbound.

Scarce - JISC Library Hub shows only 5 holding libraries.

See our other listing for a companion volume to this book.

57pp + guarded plates. 

Weight approximately 2.5kg unpacked.

Dimensions approximately 417mm high x 314mm wide x 34mm deep.