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    Sale 2475 | Lot 96
    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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    • Sale 2475 Lot 96

      (DORÉ, GUSTAVE.) La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate, traduction nouvelle. 230 wood engravings and decorations. Large, thick folio, full brown morocco by Chambolle-Duru, signed, with elaborate scrolled borders with repeating device in 4 spine compartments, gilt-lettering in 2, some light surface rubbing to extremities, mostly to tips and band edges. Ex-collection René Descamps-Scrive, with his book label. Tours: Alfred Mame et fils, 1866

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

      first edition and one of only seven copies printed on chine. a handsome copy of the great 19th century illustrated masterpiece.

      Doré's tour-de-force and the work that cemented his reputation as a great artist of the High Romantic era. He completed the Bible at the age of 34 having already achieved fame and financial success from his illustrations for Dante's Commedia, Cervantes's Don Quixote, and the works of Rabelais.