Bible Stories and Pictures
New Haven, CT: Sidney Babcock, 1844. Paperback, 2 x 3 1/2"; Illustrated with title page vignette of the Crucifixion and cover page vignette of Lazarus raised to life; seven wood engravings, 16 pp. Minor foxing and some tranference of ink to title page from cover. Very good condition.
A collection of seven bible stories for children, each one with its own preliminary illustration. Stories include: Moses Viewing Canaan; Samson Carrying Away the Gates of Gaza; David and Goliath; John Baptizing Christ; Water Changed to Wine; Christ Blessing Children; and Conversion of Saint Paul.
[Strip of 32 hand-colored costume plates from The Earth and Its Inhabitants]
[Nuremberg, Germany]: [Bauer Family], n.d. (ca 1840). (32 accordion pages). Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 7/8". Paper folder and modern cloth-covered slipcase holds 32 accordion pages, unfolded in concertina fashion, first page tipped in and slightly chipped, several old repairs to the reverse of the strip, all pages show a hand-colored engraved figure in national costume with title in English, German, and French, in very good condition. Likely from "The Earth and Its Inhabitants" which would have been housed in a box with a fine pocket globe. A facsimile globe has been included here.
Attributed to the Bauer family of German globe makers, this very scarce item was intended as an educational toy, produced for the English and European markets. The figures include: Sandwich Islander, Newsealander, Peruvian, Mexican, Eskimos, Caraibe, Iroquese, Greenlander, Calmuck, Tartar, Armenian, Laplander, Turk, Grecian, Russian, Hungarian, Egyptian, Nubian, Negro, Hottentot, Kurgese, Chinese, Arabian, Persian, Tyrolese, Austrian, Italian, Spaniard, Portuguese, Scotchman, Frenchman, and Englishman.