The Hieroglyphick Bible; or Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments: Represented with Emblematical Figures, for the Amusement of Youth

The 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 nearly five hundred cuts. [Hieroglyphic]

Leavitt & Allen; Thomas Bewick

New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1857

[Pictorial Bible intended for Children] Bound in publisher's brown limp cloth.  Edge wear, small tear to cover.  vii, 8-30, 32-38, 43-132 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.  Lacks at least three leaves, 31-32, 39-42 pp. Tear on p. 37-38.  An interesting bible in partial rebus form (the words replaced by pictures).  Reprint of Isiah Thomas's Curious Hieroglyphick Bible of 1788.   "According to Hugo, the frontispiece and a large number of the cuts were engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. " -Osborne II, 759.   The Hieroglyphick Bible was one of the earliest American children's books and the 18th century edition was included the Library of Congress's 2012 exhibition "Books That Shaped America".

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