|Title||The Bible (cover) |
|Alternate Title||Verbum sempiternum |
|Author||Taylor, John, 1580-1653 |
|Publisher||Sower & Jones|
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||1794-1796 |
|Printer||Jacob Johnson & Company|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
Printed on title page: Printed for Sower & Jones, 66, N. Third-Street. by Jacob Johnson & Co.
This is the eighth edition thumb Bible dedicated to "His Excellency G. (George) Washington, President of the United States of America." "Most hopeful George, * into thy hands we give. The Sum of that which makes us ever live." (p. 6) The asterisk after the name refers to the footnote "g. Washington" so that there can be no doubt that King George is not referred to.
|Contextual Notes||Thumb Bibles paraphrased the Bible and were intended to provide early religious instruction for children.|
This Bible was first published with the title Verbum sempiternum (The Eternal Word). An epitome of the Bible in verse, written by John Taylor and commonly known as the Thumb Bible. Date of publication supplied by Welch. "A bibliography of American children's books printed prior to 1821"
John Taylor was an English poet.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Juvenile literature -- 1798. Poems -- 1798. Prayers. Relief prints. Miniature books (Printing) ; Bible -- Juvenile literature. |
|Category||Bibles and religious works|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0589 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Physical Description||286 p.: illustrated; 5.5 x 5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist 21.15 |