A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments. London: T. Hodgson, 1785 The third edition of this title, a format that was used to teach children and uneducated adults passages from the Bible through the use of iconic graphics.
July 23, 2009
A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each "movie" is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight. Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).
May 26, 2009