An abridgement of scripture history : designed for the amusement and improvement of children : wherein the most striking actions in the Old Testament are made plain to the youngest capacities : adorned with head peices [sic] expressive of the subject of each narrative : curiously engraved on 60 copper plates, and dedicated to the infant Bishop of Osnaburg / by an eminent divine.

Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Printed & sold by Edwd. Ryland, in the Old Bailey, MDCCLXV [1765]
Description
112 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (engravings); 18 cm (12⁰)

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Dedicatee
Rare books genre
Contained in
Multi-title collection including An abridgement of scripture history : designed for the amusement and improvement of children : wherein the most striking actions in the Old Testament are made plain to the youngest capacities : adorned with head peices [sic] expressive of the subject of each narrative : curiously engraved on 60 copper plates, and dedicated to the infant Bishop of Osnaburg and 1 other(s).
Notes
  • "Price bound 2s. 6d." --At foot of title page.
  • Illustrations: Engraved pictorial bookplate, engraved frontispiece, signed by Wale and Grignion, engraved pictorial titlepage and dedication page (to Frederick Augustus), and 56 numbered plates, each accompanied by prose text below.
  • Cotsen copy: Illustrations hand-colored.
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed within pictorial bookplate: "Elizabeth Bentham."
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed at head of titlepage: "E. B. Muriel 1833."
With
Bound with this is: "Abridgement of sacred history of Jesus Christ" (Ryland, 1766).
Binding note
Later (?) full crimson red, covers with decorative gilt-rolled borders, and paneled spine with decorative gilt-stamped fleurons
References
  • English short title catalogue, N28324
  • Osborne Collection of early children's books, page 750
In
Multi-title collection including An abridgement of scripture history : designed for the amusement and improvement of children : wherein the most striking actions in the Old Testament are made plain to the youngest capacities : adorned with head peices [sic] expressive of the subject of each narrative : curiously engraved on 60 copper plates, and dedicated to the infant Bishop of Osnaburg and 1 other(s).
OCLC
29125565
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