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The Scripture Text Pastime
1862. [Children's] ~ ILLUMINATED SCRIPTURE TEXT GAME [BIBLE - English, Games] The Scripture Text Pastime London. A.N. Myers, 15 Berners Street, 1862. Box dimensions 205 x 135 mm. Contents, presumably incomplete but not largely so, comprise illuminated capitals, printed on one side in gold on stiff card in red (24) and green (24); lower case letters printed on one side of stiff card, verso blank, in red (72), black (76) and blue (75), and blank word spacers (16). With one folded leaf of rules, printed in black on both sides; one stiff card of illuminated 'Examples'. All contained within a handsome cloth-bound hinged box, with morocco lettering-piece to lid, hook and eye clasp. Slight rubbing, else fine. A stunning example of a mid-Victorian juvenile diversion for the Christian Sabbath, in a style very much drawing upon the influences of Owen Jones- style textual illumination. As the detailed explanatory text outlines, 'a supply of moveable letters of diverse colours is provided, by means of which a passage from scripture is set up by one of the company, the letters being selected so that when properly arranged they have the appearance of an Illuminated Text', with emphasised capitals and a hierarchical formula for the colour of individual words from a scriptural excerpt 'so that no two consecutive words have the same colour'. As if the construction was not sufficiently diverting, several forms of game are suggested around the notion of mixing the letters together and challenging others to 'discover the text designated, proceeding only on the data furnished by the letters the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd - ABA, ILAB [Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom]
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