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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber E6434

Author Bible
Title A CURIOUS HIEROGLYPHICK BIBLE or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, Represented with Emblematical Figures, for the Amusement of Youth: designed chiefly To familiarize tender Age, in a pleasing and diverting Manner, with early Ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, A short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists, and other Pieces, illustrated with Cuts.
PlacePub London
Publisher T. Hodgson 9th edition
Date 1791
Illustrations Frontispiece & woodcuts re-engraved between 1789 and 1791 some woodengravings possibly by Bewick but HUGO thinks unlikely as "unworthy of John Bewick".
Description 133x80mm half tan leather with marbled boards (edges worn and some marbled paper loss). Frontis + Titlepage +[page v] "To the parents, guardians, and governesses, ..this Hieroglyphick Bible is humbly inscribed" +[vi] (advert for Emblems of Mortality) +[vii-viii] Preface +136pp. Small worm holes to gutter margin affecting only the frames surrounding the text never interfering with text or illustrations. Aside from missing front endpaper the book is collated and complete, with over 300 illustrations which replace a word of text. At the foot of each page the text is repeated with the matching by printed words. No damaged pages, no underlining or marginalia and only slight signs of use. *All editions of this copiously illustrated work before 1800 are scarce and sought after.
Booknumber E6434
Price Price: GBP 220.00 or USD 284.00
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