Picture Bibles use imagery as well as words to impart stories and parables to a juvenile audience. From the series "Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing => Toy Books," this Little Picture Bible contains a selection of tales appealing to children ? Jonah & the Whale, Solomon & the Queen of Sheba, Bread from Heaven, Water from a Rock ? illustrated with => 13 large octagonal wood engravings by Alexander Anderson, one of America's foremost wood engravers, who signed each image "Anderson" or with his initials. "The engravings illustrating biblical subjects (except no. 15) are from chapbooks published by Babcock between 1831 and 1833 . . ." (Pomeroy). The wrappers are illustrated on the front with vignettes of children playing various games and on the back with a fancy border framing a publisher's advertisement interesting in itself. 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). 24 pp. Pomeroy, Alexander Anderson, 1945(a); Carstens, Babcocks, 788. Publisher's pale pink wrappers (now faded) printed in black. Small hole from natural flaw in lower corner of front wrapper; rear wrapper partially detached; foxing, sometimes heavy, throughout. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Little picture Bible; containing interesting...
Publisher: S. Babcock
Publication Date: 1841
Book Description Publ by S Babcock: New Haven nd. Numerous woodcuts, 6 x 4", lacks cover, 24 pp, heavily soiled & worn, foxed. Seller Inventory # 89-802
Book Description Printed and Published by S. Babcock n.d., New Haven. Illustrated. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Printed wrappers. Two letters dropped from title by printer [LI]TTLE. Very good Illustrated. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Seller Inventory # 255865
Book Description S. Babcock, New Haven, 1841. Saddle Sewn wrapper. Condition: Very Good. 24 pages. Series title: Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing Toy Books. Elaborately illustrated wrapper split along spine for 2 inches from foot. Original purchase notation inked to verso of front wrap; name to head of title page. Foxing throughout. Size: 16mo. Seller Inventory # Books010965