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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1557099588
ISBN-13: 9781557099587
Sku: 31299147
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6H x 3.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  144
Age Range:  13 to 16
 
@lt;DIV@gt;A touchstone of 18th-century American book illustration, this "curious" children''s Bible contains nearly 500 woodcuts made by American artists. It is one of the 65 children''s book titles produced by the pioneer publisher of children''s literature, Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831).@lt;/div@gt;
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A touchstone of eighteenth-century American book illustration, this "curious" children's Bible contains nearly five hundred woodcuts made by American artists. The most ambitious woodcut book produced in America up to that time, it is one of the sixty-five children's book titles produced by the pioneer publisher of children's literature and preeminent early American printer Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), who had learned the art of engraving while apprenticed in his youth to the Boston printer Zechariah Fowle. Only four copies of this remarkable piece of early Americana exist today. A hieroglyphic Bible replaces some of the words of the text with pictures in an attempt to tell a story in a direct, simple, and interesting way. Such Bibles became very popular in the late eighteenth century as an easy means of teaching the Scripture to the young. In his preface to this volume, Thomas offers this first American hieroglyphic Bible, more extensively illustrated than its English prototype, as not only a pleasing method of teaching Bible lessons to children, but as "an easy Way of leading them on in Reading." Printed in Worcester, Massachusetts, the book was inscribed by its first owner, "Enoch Brooks' Book, Princeton, March 13th, 1789." It is now in the Library's Early American Imprint Collection. English precursors and nineteenth-century American editions are found in the Bible Collection, a representative sampling of nearly fifteen hundred early editions and rare issues of Bibles in numerous languages. --Library of Congress
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0144
Product attributePublisher:   Applewood Books
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