Sale 17BP01 | Lot 252

[TISSOT, JAMES] La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament)

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
[TISSOT, JAMES]  La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament)

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Lot 252
[TISSOT, JAMES] La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament).
. Paris: M. de Brunhoff, 1904. One of 560 copies, this number 164 on grand vélin des papeteries du marais (from 500 copies of this issue, numbered 61 to 560) in that form, with two suites. Two volumes bound as four, full dark brown levant in Jansenist style, with elaborate doublures in maroon morocco stamped with a motif of a bunch of grapes, watered silk endsheets, all edges gilt. 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (34.5 x 26.5 cm); pictorial titles in two states (one state in each volume), 402 illustrations, some mounted to text leaves, the hors texte plates are in both heliogravure and color states, with lettered tissue guards. Trifling wear to binding but fine, a few spots of foxing on a few plate edges, but in general a fresh copy internally.
One of the great modern illustrated Bibles. Tissot died in 1902 while this work was in preparation, and the project was finished by his six assistants (Bellery-Desfontaines, A.-F. Gorguet, Ch. Hoffbauer, A. de Parys, G. Scott and Simonidy). In later life, after a revival of his Catholic faith, Tissot abandoned his usual subject matters of Paris society and genres scenes of fashionable women, and turned to religious topics.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $937 (includes buyer's premium)

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