Title: Bible in Miniature or a Concise History of ...
Publisher: Rock and Co., London. T. & W. McDowall, Edinburgh.
Publication Date: 1845
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
No date, but circa 1845. 274 printed pages (in gatherings of 8). Tipped in title page in green paper. Contemporary ink inscription on front free endpaper in flourishing hand. All edges gilt. Original yellow endpapers. 34 x 40 mm. Original black morocco (very slightly rubbed, with tiny scratch on upper board). Spine lettered "Bible" in gilt with gilt scrolling floral decoration; boards with similar decoration with twin fillet borders in gilt. Only edition with this imprint. The Rock Brothers are beter known for publishing their Bijou Almanack series from 1850-5. This very abridged version of the bible was one of a number of quite popular editions in England - very much more popular in America, by comparison. Adomeit, B71, two copies: collections of Adomeit and of Julian I. Edison. Not in Bondy and not in Spielmann and not in Welsh. WorldCat only locates the Adomeit copy, now in Indiana University Library. Very scarce and a more de luxe binding than the last copy I sold (that had an orange title page & was lacking the front free endpaper). Seller Inventory # 5279