Item #16773 circa 1840 Miniature "Thumb Bible" With 18 Beautiful Engravings. Miniature Bible, Christianity.
circa 1840 Miniature "Thumb Bible" With 18 Beautiful Engravings
circa 1840 Miniature "Thumb Bible" With 18 Beautiful Engravings
circa 1840 Miniature "Thumb Bible" With 18 Beautiful Engravings

circa 1840 Miniature "Thumb Bible" With 18 Beautiful Engravings

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[Religion] [Children's Literature] Rev. Edmund S. Janes, D.D. Miniature Bible. With Engravings, Abridged and Collated. Philadelphia: Published at No. 2 Taylor's Alley by J. Harmstead and printed by S. Douglas Wyeth, circa 1840. Approximately 2" x 2.5" inches. Original embossed brown cloth covers. 203 pages. 18 engravings, including frontispiece, depicting "Adam and Eve in the Garden" "The Prodigal Son" "Samson Killing A Lion" "Christ's Agony in the Garden" "Moses in the Bullrushes" "John the Baptist" and more. Miniature 'thumb bibles' such as this one were abridged versions of the Bible intended for children and decorated with pictures. Only four libraries in the world hold this edition, per OCLC Worldcat's records. Pencil ownership inscription on front pastedown reading "Sallie Hitch's Book Presented By Her Father". Sallie practices her name on the rear endpaper, and leaves a small pencil doodle. Textblock tight, though front hinge has separated from the textblock. Covers whole. Faint titles to spine. Pages occasionally creased and slightly toned, but overall clean and attractive. An interesting, beautifully illustrated volume in good condition.

Item #16773

Price: $385.00