Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Later edition. First published by Truman, Smith and Co. in 1834. Later editions of the present work are often misdated as 1834 because of the copyright date on the verso of the title- page, but Ruth E. Adomeit gives a date range of 1850 to 1875 for these later editions (Three Centuries of Thumb Bibles, A80). The physical properties of this particular copy indicate that it was published the earlier end of the range, around 1850. With a woodcut frontispiece, title-page vignette, and twenty-seven full-page illustrations, all printed in black. Engravings by Alexander Anderson (1775 – 1870). Binding slightly loose. Some light foxing. A very good copy. Publisher’s purple cloth with gilt-titled spine and design of a child’s head blindstamped on lower board. Miniature book (17⁄8” x 21⁄8”). 192 pp. Item #17142
The present work is a simplified rendition of the Bible for a child audience. We could not locate any information about the “Lady of Cincinnati” who authored the work.
Adomeit, R.E. Three Centuries of Thumb Bibles, A80. American Imprints, 23308. Welsh, D.V. Bibliography of Miniature Books, 917.