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THE BIBLE IN MINIATURE OR A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
LONDON: E. NEWBERY CORNER, 1780. Deliziosa miniatura un sunto del Vecchio Nuovo Testamento del 1780 pubblicata dal Elizabeth Newbery, nipote del celebre editore di libri per bambini John Newbery, che continuò l'attività dopo la sua morte. Quattordini piccole incisioni che rappresentano scene della Bibbia come Adamo ed Eva in Paradiso, i Profeti, la Natività, l'Epifania. Il Nuovo Testamento con frontespizio proprio. Contenuto: [(4)+256]). Miniatura (1.65 x 1.34 x 0.708 in; 42 x 34 x 18 mm) Peso: 17 grammi Condizioni: Eccellenti condizioni. Rare fioriture Condizione della legatura: lieve usura marginale. Raffinata legatura in marocchino rosso con elaborate decorazioni floreali in oro, ovale verde e oro con le iniziali JHS (i.e. Christogram) dorso con decoroin oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Unghie decorate in oro. “The famous Newbery Bible, which itself is a only a copy of the Miniature Bible issued by Harris a few years earlier [1771]. The engravings are of a very modest quality and the main claim to fame of this edition is probably that it was issued by the famous publishers of so many distinguished children's books" (Spielmann, 17)."In this edition the page numbers are enclosed within brackets and there are no press figures and no colophon." (ESTC, T134732). "Of the earlier English Thumb Bibles, one of the most familiar and often encountered is The Bible in Miniature, or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments, printed for E. Newbery in 1780. A common feature of Thumb Bibles is illustration, which varies from crude woodcuts to elegant engravings." (Thumb Bibles of W … [Click Below for Full Description]
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