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The Authorized Version of theFour Gospels. With the Whole of theMagnificent Etchings on Steel, After theDrawings By M. Bida
The Authorized Version of theFour Gospels. With the Whole of theMagnificent Etchings on Steel, After theDrawings By M. Bida.
The drawings, etchings, and engravings have been twelve years in preparation, and an idea of the importance of this splendid work may be gathered from the fact that upwards of twelve hundred and fifty thousand francs, or fifty thousand pounds, have been expended on its production, and it has obtained for M. M. Hachette the Diplome d'Honneur at the Vienna Exhibition.
The English edition will contain the whole of the 132 steel etchings, and in addition some very exquisite woodcut ornaments.
|The Gospel of St. Matthew will contain 41 Steel Etchings.|
|The Gospel of St. Mark will contain 54 Steel Etchings.|
|The Gospel of St. Luke will contain 40 Steel Etchings.|
|The Gospel of St. John will contain 27 Steel Etchings.|
|Size, large Imperial quarto.|
It is intended to publish each Gospel separately, and at intervals of from six to twelve months: and in order to preserve uniformity, the price will in the first instance be fixed at £3 3s. each volume. This uniformity of price has been determined on the assumption that purchasers will take the whole of the four volumes as published; but, as it will be seen that the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke contain more etchings and more letterpress than St. Mark and St. John, and are therefore proportionately more costly in production. it must be understood that at the expiration of three months from the first issue of each of these two volumes, the price (if purchased separately) will be raised to four guineas. This extra charge will, however, be allowed at any time to all bona fide purchasers of the four volumes.
The Gospel of St. John, appropriately bound in cloth extra, price £3 3s., will be the first volume issued, and will be ready for publication shortly.
Specimen pages of text and etchings may be seen on application to any bookseller in town and country, who will be happy to register the names of subscribers, either for each Gospel separately, or for the whole of the Gospels as published.page 2