The Fine Art Publishing Co.
The Dore Bible Gallery
New York: The Fine Art Publishing Co., 1879. 9 1/2 x 12". First printing of this titled edition. Black pebble-grain cloth with gilt and black design on the cover, gilt title on spine, tissue guard for frontispiece is intact, moderate edge wear rubbing, top edge of spine is worn and missing some material, all edges gilt, binding is tight and illustrations are complete and beautiful, no inscriptions or owner marks, in very good + condition.
Gustave Dore (1832 - 1883) was a french artist, sculptor, illustrator and more who worked primarily with wood engraving. Dore was a very prolific artist and his illustrations are well-known. He had many titles published using his bible illustrations, including The Child's Bible, The Bible Gallery, Bible Stories and Scenes for Young People, etc. For this book, this is the first edition/first printing, derived using the reference book by Malan. This edition is a collection of 100 engravings illustrative of the bible but made for the American market in a smaller and less costly version as well as having a briefer analysis of each design. (Malan p. 243)