Book/Printed Material Biblia pauperum.

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Title
Biblia pauperum.
Summary
One of the block books that has survived in the greatest numbers is the Biblia pauperum, a compendium of scripture prepared for the poor and the minor clergy, providing them with material for prayer and reflection. The general intent of the Biblia pauperum was to harmonize the Old and New Testaments. This block book presents 40 Biblical events illustrated by parallel passages from the Old and New Testaments. Subjects from the life of Christ are found in the central panel of the page accompanied by two parallels from Old Testament history and a witness from the prophets in the adjacent left and right panels. As with all block books, this copy is printed on one side of the leaf only and organized so the printed sides are facing one another. This copy is from the libraries of James Bellingham Inglis, George Hibbert, Francis Douce and Robert and George Holford.
Contributor Names
Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[Netherlands or Germany, ca. 1470]
Subject Headings
-  Bible--Picture Bibles
Genre
Incunabula--Netherlands--1470
Incunabula--Germany--1470
Notes
-  Block book.
-  Printed in brown ink on one side of leaves only, on versos and rectos alternately, so that pairs of printed and blank pages alternately face each other.
-  Schreiber, W.L. Handbuch, IV, p. 1-93 (2nd group, ed. IV, with slight variations)
-  Rosenwald 19
-  LC copy: initial strokes and some underlines supplied in red. Provenance: Horn; Inglis; Lord Vernon; Holford.
Medium
[40] leaves. illus. 29 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Incun. X .B562
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rosenwald.0019.1
Library of Congress Control Number
49038879
Online Format
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Description
One of the block books that has survived in the greatest numbers is the Biblia pauperum, a compendium of scripture prepared for the poor and the minor clergy, providing them with material for prayer and reflection. The general intent of the Biblia pauperum was to harmonize the Old and New Testaments. This block book presents 40 Biblical events illustrated by parallel passages from the Old and New Testaments. Subjects from the life of Christ are found in the central panel of the page accompanied by two parallels from Old Testament history and a witness from the prophets in the adjacent left and right panels. As with all block books, this copy is printed on one side of the leaf only and organized so the printed sides are facing one another. This copy is from the libraries of James Bellingham Inglis, George Hibbert, Francis Douce and Robert and George Holford.
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