We got our first look today at this great plum Bible binding (left), to be offered at the Bodleian Library Shop during the “Manifold Greatness” exhibit there, which opens April 22. It’s directly inspired by a stunning 1633 KJV in the Folger collection, with an embroidered binding of a pelican. Said to draw blood from its own chest to feed its children, the pelican is a traditional symbol of Christ. The new binding comes in a granite color, too.
April 6, 2011 | Categories: At the Bodleian, At the Folger, The KJB Today | Tags: Authorized King James Version, Bible, Bodleian Library, Book binding, Christ, embroidery, exhibition, King James Bible, Manifold Greatness, Pelican, University of Oxford | Leave a comment