Resingrave block and print of Job created for the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible.
West Hatfield, MA,
Gift of Barry Moser and Elizabeth Medaglia.
Published in 1999, the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible was the first Bible fully illustrated by a single artist since Gustave Doré’s La Grande Bible de Tours (1866). Barry Moser, who conceived of and designed the book, oversaw every detail of its production. Moser was not able to source enough “good boxwood blocks” for his ambitious project. So he used a new material, Resingrave (a cast polymer resin recently invented), to create his illustrations—as seen in the block here, depicting Job and Elihu.
From the collection of Rare Book School