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Leaf from the Doves Bible, 1903-1905

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 34

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.


  • 1903-1905

Biographical / Historical

The Doves Press No. 1 The Terrace Hammersmith

The Kind James Version, edited by Rev. F. H. Scrivener for the syndics of the University Press, Cambridge, England, and printed by Emery Walker and T. J Cobden Sanderson. The work is printed in “Doves” type, a “translation” of the famous fifteenth century font of Jenson by Walker. The Doves is frequently referred to as the finest formal book type of all time. The text was set by one compositor and printed on a one-hand press. This monumental Bible is, nevertheless, one of the greatest typographical masterpieces produced.


From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)




Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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