Bruce Rogers The Holy Bible photoengravings
Scope and Contents
Fifty-one photoengravings of decorated initials and ornaments used in printing The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. This edition, published by World Publishing Company in 1949 is known as "the World Bible," and was printed by A. Colish from designs by Bruce Rogers in an edition of 975 copies.
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was an American typographer and book designer. Rogers is known for his classical book design and use of serif typeface. His work includes Montaigne (1901) and Centaur (1915) typefaces, the Oxford Lectern Bible (1935), The Odyssey of Homer (1932), and The Divine Comedy (1955).
51 Item(s) (1 box)
Contains fifty-one photoengraving plates designed by Bruce Rogers used to print 975 copies of The Holy Bible, by A.Colish.
Plates are arranged by size.
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of A. Colish in 1991.
Collection processed by Cary Collection staff, date unknown.
Finding aid encoded by Megan Moltrup, March 2012.
- Bruce Rogers The Holy Bible photoengravings
- Cary Special Collections
- Megan Moltrup
- 19 March 2012
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