The Holy Bible: Pennyroyal Caxton edition of the King James Bible illustrated by Barry Moser
Bibles have been the crowning masterpieces of the world’s greatest calligraphers, typographers, printers and illustrators for centuries. One could walk the history of printing on the spines of great Bibles—from Gutenberg’s to Baskerville’s, to the peerless Doves Press Bible of 1903, and Bruce Rogers’ Oxford Lectern Bible of 1935.
As the new millennium approached, Barry Moser turned his attention to the King James Bible. Working with a team of expert craftsmen and scholars for more than four years, Moser produced the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible. It is the only twentieth century bible with illustrations for every book of both the Old and New Testaments that were invented and executed by a single artist. There are two hundred and thirty-two engraved illustrations that range from full-page illustrations that measure 7.25 x 11.5 inches to part-page illustrations as small as 3.5 x 5 inches.
This paperback edition (2003) features a hand-crafted design, simple and accented black type, and lavish engraved illustrations.