A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible Or, Select Passages In The Old And New Testaments
Printed for T. Hodgson, in George's-Court, St. John's-Lane, Clerkenwell. [Price One Shilling bound.]
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. the eighth edition.
12mo. 3.5 x 5.25 inches.  + 136 pp. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards. Extremities a little worn. Dated inscription of John Hills to Robart Cromp on July 20 1790 on second free endpaper. In very nice condition. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings, including elaborate frontispiece and every page made from a few words and miniature pictures. Charming summary of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, in a combination of pictures and words intended for the instruction of the young. The books sometimes appear out of sequence compared with their normal order. At the end are larger engravings of the Four Evangelists, of Doomsday and a delightful scene of a children's Catechism. The images are evocative of the time period in which it was produced, showing scenes from contemporary life as well as biblical throwbacks. The Bible was first published in 1784.
[Stock No. 23175]