Parables of our Lord.
- Additional Title(s):
Bible. Gospels. Selections. English. Authorized. 1847.
- London : Longman & Co., MDCCCXLVII 
- Physical Description:
-  pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsND3410 B4 H72 Copy 1Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- "In designing the ornaments to the sacred parables cobtained in this volume, the illuminator has sought to render them in each instance appropriate. The work of illumination was commenced on the first day of May of the Year of our Lord MDCCCXLV and terminated on the tenth day of Feb. MDCCCXLVI. HNH [i.e. Henry Noel Humphreys]."--Colophon.
Ornamental borders, initial letters and other illustrations are by Henry Noel Humphreys.
Bound in one of the first papier mâché bindings designed to look like carved ebony. Back and front covers have the same 9-panel design. In each of the four corner panels there is a wreath containing the head of an angel, a lion, an eagle or an ox, representing Gospel authors Matthew, Mark, John and Luke. Stylized oak leaves occupy the middle panels of the top, bottom and sides. The central panel shows a sower within a wreath around which two ribbons are wrapped on a staff. "Scripture Parables" appears on the ribbons in raised Gothic letters. Leather spine and hinges. All edges gilt.
The papier mâché binding is the same as the New York edition but the chromolithographs in this London edition are slightly different from the chromolithographs in the New York edition.
McLean, R. Victorian publishers' book-bindings in paper, p. 13, 51
McLean, R. Victorian book design and colour printing (2nd ed.), p. 99
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 222
British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. In original papier-mâché binding. Autograph of Rosina Bulmer Lytton, 1847.
British Art Center copy 2 in original papier-mâché binding; in paper slipcase, as issued.
British Art Center copy 3 in original papier-mâché binding; lacks paper slipcase. Bookplate: Stephen Parks. Inscription: William Henry Egerton from his mother. Christmas 1848.
- Subject Terms:
- Egerton, William Henry -- Provenance.Jesus Christ -- Parables.Longman & Co., publisher. -- Publisher.Lytton, Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness, 1802-1882 -- Autograph.Papier-mâché binding.Parks, Stephen -- Bookplate.
- Chromolithographs -- 1847.
Papier-mâché bindings (Binding) -- 1847.
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