Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(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

Additional Details

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.