The Holy Bible (c. 1896) 876pp
Bound with heavily embossed white metal covers and silk spine. Edges gilt Illustrated engraving of "The Fall' (Adam and Eve in the Garden) Genesis III 14-15. Repair to tear on pages 33-36. Printed on fine 'bible' paper. Decorative floral endpapers in cream with maroon ink. Numerous engraved illustrations throughout. Tight and clean copy. "The Publishers wish to thank the Oxford University Press for enabling them to produce in this tiny form a facsimile of their Nonpareil 16mo Bible, printed upon the very thinnest Oxford India paper ever made, and Messrs S. Bagster & Son for the use of Twenty-eight Illustrations by C.B Birch A.R.A." 17/8" by 1 (47x 33mm)
Sold by a collector in a public auction at Bonhams, 9th November 2022.