The Book of Genesis.
Now printed in the authorised version and illustrated after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson.London, Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ltd, 1914 Stock Code: 121094
NotesFirst edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes Cayley Robinson's finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, is considered his most enduring work.
Quarto. Original buff cloth-backed green paper sides, white paper label to spine and front cover printed in black, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green silk page marker. With the dust jacket.
Title page printed in blue and black with central vignette by Cayley Robinson. Colour frontispiece and 9 plates with tissue-guards captioned in red.
Slight wear to tips, bump to bottom edge of covers, light foxing to edges; a very good copy in the jacket with nicks to extremities, and minor loss to bottom edge of rear panel.
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