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Bizzell Bible Treasures: Overview

Many Bibles in the Bizzell Collection are significant cultural artifacts, testifying to historical and political events and the history of printing, as well as the cultural heritage of devout peoples. Many are also works of art, reflecting the skill and artistry of master craftsmen. Elegant typeface, tooled leather binding, fore-edge painting, and woodcut illustrations (some from designs by Hans Holbein the Younger) attest to the fine workmanship exhibited in these Bibles.