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Title: [Thirty-eight woodcuts illustrating the life of Christ].
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Alternative Title: Biblia pauperum
Publisher: [London,
Date: ca. 1815]
Physical Description: [38] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm.
Language: enm
Notes: Title from bookseller's description.
Presumably printed in London; some leaves bear a watermark date of 1815.
Printed in red below each plate is a related selection from John Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament.
Binding: 19th-century half black morocco and cloth; bookseller's description pasted to first front fly leaf.
Provenance: On inside of front cover, armorial bookplate of Frederick Collins Wilson, covered by another later armorial bookplate with initials "HWL" and "KEL" dated 1917; purchased from Bernard Quaritch, December 2005.
References: J. Feather, "Thirty-Eight Old Woodcuts: Some Notes on an Early 19th-Century Block-Book", In The Book Collector, v. 26:3 (1977), p. 371-379.
J. Buchanan-Brown, "A Forged Series of Woodcuts?", In The Library, 5th ser., v. 29 (1974), p. 165-196.
A. M. Hind, An Introduction to a History of Woodcut (1935), v. 1, p. 248-249.
W. L. Schreiber, Handbuch (1926-1930), v. 6, p. 87.
Summary: The earliest edition and issue of a series of 15th-century woodcut blocks illustrating the life of Christ. The original blocks are of German or Dutch origin and probably date from the 1470s. Their use is unrecorded before the present edition.
Contributor: Wycliffe, John, d. 1384.
Wilson, Frederick Collins, former owner.
Subject: Block books.
Wood-engraving -- 15th century.