VERY LIMITED FIRST EDITION: the first Rembrandt Bible ever published on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Published by Scheltema & Holkema in Amsterdam and edited by C Hofstede de Groot.
"Rembrandt Bijbel - Bevattende de verhalen des Ouden en Nieuwen Verbonds, welke door REMBRANDT met pernseel, etsnaald en teekenstift ziijn in beeld gebracht"
1960 - REMBRANDT BIBLE - 2 volumes, complete edition - Old Testament and New Testament - Monumental publication- 1906-1910. Two title pages printed in red and black, 2 full page frontispieces and 180 illustrations (on 167 full-page plates). In Dutch with Bible text from the Statenbijbel, bound in full original maroon leather with guilt decorative and blind stamped front, back and spine. Extensive publication n the occasion of Rembrandt's 300th birth year.
As New condition with some pages naturally yellowed or browned and some minor foxing. Each picture is protected by a transparent sheet with the title printed on it. The leather on the New Testament cover is a little lose close to the spine. This very special edition (almost for sure the largest [Dutch] Bible ever published) was published for subscribers only and specially dedicated to the Queen Mother (Emma) of the Netherlands. Part of the editions were never bound and it left the publishers almost bankrupt!
See below for about 70 pictures!