Melchizedek and Goliath
January 15, 2014 2:45 PM Subscribe
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"When laid open, the Waynai Bible
measures 43.5 inches tall and 98 inches wide. Closed, the spine is 34 inches thick. The book has 8,048 pages and weighs in at 1,094 pounds."
As mentioned in the video notes, the largest mass-printed
Bible is the Macklin
edition of 1800, weighing in at a mere 130 pounds. Its publisher Thomas Macklin
, dealer in prints and impresario of English art, lavished upon its pages dozens of costly copperplate engravings after paintings by Henry Fuseli, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg
. Many of those prints can be seen
in the online collection of the British Museum.