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The Doves Press edition of the King James Bible, The English Bible Containing the Old Testament & the New. Hammersmith, England: 1903-1905. Designed to reflect 15th-Century Venetian printing, this Bible has little ornamentation, letting the text speak for itself through an elegant typeface. The type’s designer and founder of Doves Press, T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, is as famous for his type design as what he eventually did with his type. In 1916 he threw his type and the punches and matrices used to make it into the River Thames—a dramatic end to the Doves Press.

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