1886 BIBLE STORIES PICTURES Charles Foster 315 Antique

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  • Sold Date: Feb 26, 2011
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�� B ible Pictures and What They Teach Us - Containing 315 Illustrations from the Old and New Testaments with brief descriptions by the Author

�� Written by: Charles Foster
�� Published by: Charles Foster’s Publications, Philadelphia, PA 1886, 232 pp

A wealth of antique Bible story illustrations fill this antique book from 1886, written 125 years ago. The book features cherished and classic Bible Stories that are profusely illustrated. Some of the antique engraving style illustrations and drawings are full page size, some are half or quarter page size. The book measures 8-¼” x 10”.

Here is a word from the Author: “Pictures are the delight of children, who sometimes receive impressions from them that are never afterward wholly effaced. We often hear persons in mature life say, ’How well I remember the pictures in such a book that I used to pore over in the home of my childhood. More than three hundred pictures from the Bible will be found in this volume. A short explanation accompanies each one. In preparing these the writer has endeavored to make them simple enough for little children to understand and at the same time sufficiently interesting to hold their attention. By this means a familiarity with Bible names and incidents may be acquired long before the child could gain it from the Bible itself. It is hoped also, by observing in the accounts given how good is rewarded and evil punished, that the youthful mind may be trained to look up to God as noticing and recompensing our every action and overruling all things…..Charles Foster.”

Contents include - all the classic Bible Stories

Antique hardcover book has gray cloth covered boards with front cover illustration mostly worn off. The book is structurally sound, cover is secure, all pages intact. This book has edge and corner wear, the corners are bumped and worn through, some of the edges are worn through and frayed. There is no cloth cover on the spine, the under-cloth of muslin and mesh is exposed and then the paper bound together underneath. An inscription in pencil, hard to read, written on the front fly-leaf dated 1890 shows that this is a First edition. This book was heavily used possibly by a large family. Most of the margins have some degree of dark finger prints and smudges, also margins have some small tears from ½” - 1” from turning pages. Some pages have wear along the gutter, but no pages are loose, except the back fly-leaf which is crooked and tattered and torn around the edges.

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