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Bruce Rogers The Holy Bible photoengravings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CSC-0012

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.


  • Creation: 1949

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. Colish in 1991.

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Three copies of The Holy Bible are in the Cary Library. Copies 1 and 2 bound in red buckram. Copy 3 bound in red leather with gilt decorations on front board.

Processing Information

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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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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