05-31-2014 05-31-2014
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2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender

Lover of Their Precious Souls. The History of the Holy Jesus

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Lover of Their Precious Souls. The History of the Holy Jesus. Boston: Printed and Sold by John Boyle, 1774.
Twenty-fifth edition, 16mo in eights, lacking A1, [the portrait], otherwise complete, illustrated throughout with primitive folk art woodcuts; five of the nineteen woodcuts are signed I.T., for Isaiah Thomas, disbound, worn, faded, with some browning, currently sandwiched between two wooden boards, 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.
This popular and anonymously composed short illustrated work was produced for the edification of children. The charming woodcuts include Bible subjects, two skeletons, and some domestic scenes. The text ends with "The Child's Body of Divinity," arranged as an ABC.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

[A]7 (lacking A1, the portrait), B-C8.

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John Boyle