Lot 74: (MERRYMOUNT PRESS.) The Holy Bible.

Swann Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
2 saved

More About this Item


Description: (MERRYMOUNT PRESS.) The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. 14 volumes. 72 engravings after paintings by Turner, Michelangelo, Burne-Jones, Reynolds, Rossetti, Doré, Rubens, Lalauze, Raphael, Westall, and many others, each on Japan and on laid paper, with lettered tissue guards, for a total of 144 plates. Large 8vo, full pigskin with embossed silver corner pieces and monogrammed silver book with crown pieces in centers of front covers; rear covers contain silver corner pieces and blindstamped centerpiece, raised bands with faux straps, full pigskin doublures with same book and crown device in corners, spines quite dry and a bit darkened, scattered rubbing and scuffing to covers, final volume with darkening along top edge of front cover; top edges trimmed and gilt, others uncut, copper colored silk endleaves; ex-collection Marie C. B. Boggs with her bookplates mounted over former bookplates (ex-libris De La Crique) laid in, glue bleed through on all Boggs bookplates. Boston: R. H. Hinkley, [1904]
Notes: number 7 of only 86 sets on japan vellum. In addition, there were 1000 sets on laid machine-made paper and 1000 on wove machine-made paper. Printed by D. B. Updike at his Merrymount Press. Smith 209.
Request more information
Accepted forms of payment: Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Shipping: Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.
Buyer's Premium
$0 - 100,000: 30.0%
$100,001 - 1,000,000: 25.0%
$1,000,001+: 17.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $149 $10
$150 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $5,999 $200
$6,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $20,000
$500,000+ $50,000
Payment Information: Payment must be made by cash, check, certified check or money order. Purchases paid using personal checks may be held until payment has cleared. Swann does not accept credit cards or PayPal for purchases. Non-US purchasers must pay using a US-dollar denominated check drawn on a US bank, or by international money order or bank transfer.
Shipping Information: Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.
Buyer's Premium: Buyer's Premium is 25% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000; 20% of the portion of the hammer price above $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000; and 12% of the portion of the hammer price above $1,000,000.
Taxes on your purchase: SALES TAX. All items purchased are subject to payment of the New York City and State sales tax of 8.875% on the total purchase price (final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale) unless the purchaser presents proof of exemption therefrom. An exempt purchaser must provide a properly completed New York State Resale Certificate (Form ST-120) evidencing possession of a valid New York State Resale or, for non-New York State businesses, the equivalent resale authorization from another locale. Purchases will not be released unless all sales tax requirements are satisfied. Purchases shipped outside of New York State are not subject to sales tax.
Condition Statement: Available upon request.
View full terms and conditions