An illustrated folio edition of the King James Bible published in 1999, the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible is the only 20th-century bible with illustrations for every book of both the Old and New Testaments. Artist and illustrator Barry Moser designed and engraved a richly diverse body of images for this Bible. Some of the illustrations are traditionally narrative with close parallels in the text. Others are symbolic, interpretive, or metaphorical.
Moser has said that his work “is a struggle. A struggle to engage not only a sacred text but the greatest monument of our language; to grapple with typography and images befitting such sanctity and monumentality; and to wrestle with the devils and angels that reside therein.”
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