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(CHILDREN'S BOOKS.) Hill, Rowland. A New Hieroglyphical Bible for the Amusement & Instruction of Children. Folding frontispiece plate, engraved title page (both worn), numerous text illustrations. 144 pages. 12mo, publisher's decorative paper-covered boards, worn, boards detached, moderate foxing; frontispiece detached; early girl's ownership inscription on dedication page. Boston: W. Norman, circa 1794
first american edition of this popular rebus-style interpretation of biblical passages, followed by short illustrated lives of Jesus and the apostles, and a few select hymns. Another hieroglyphical Bible was produced in Worcester in 1788, but that was a different composition. Evans 26651; Rosenbach 181; Sabin 53019; Welch 513.1.