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A new Biblia pauperum containeing xxxviii pictures concerning the lizf parables vertues & seyenges of our Lord & sauyour ihesu Crist
Bib ID 747734
Format BookBook
Uniform Title Bible. Gospels. English (Middle English). Wycliffe. Selections. 1877
Printer (Printed by Unwin Brothers)
Description London 1877 
2 p. l., xxxviiii numb. l., 1 l., 38 pl. ; 27 cm. 
Notes

"This edition consists of two hundred and fifty seven copies of which this is no. 173. [Signed] Unwin Brothers".

The introduction, a separate pamphlet (12 p., 25cm.) with prefatory notice signed A.P. Stanley has title: A new Biblia pauperum, being thirty-eight woodcuts illustrating the life, parables & miracles of Our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, with the proper descriptions thereof, extracted from the translation of the New Testament, by John Wiclif ... London, Printed by Unwin Brothers, and to be sold by B. Quaritch, 1877.

The plates were printed from original wood-blocks of the late fifteenth century, and the text from Caxton type: the paper was made by hand, of material and colour to imitate that used in the fifteenth century, and the binding is appropriate to the period. The whole imitates a block-book and wasissued as a volume to commemorate the Caxton celebration of 1877, and the Wycliffe quincentenary, of. Introd.

The genuineness of the woodcuts is questioned. of. Schreiber, W.L. Handbuch der holz-und metallschnitte des XV jahrhunderts.

Subjects Bible -- Picture Bibles.
Other authors/contributors Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491  |  Wycliffe, John, -1384  |  Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881  |  Unwin Brothers
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