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Thumb Bibles


  • Miniature books that contain summaries, paraphrases, or abridgments of Biblical texts.

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  • Form

    • Thumb Bibles
  • Variants

    • Bibles, Thumb
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Bible. Selections. Authorized. English. 1834. The child's Bible, 1834?(a thumb Bible)
    • found: Miniature Bible, or, Abstract of sacred history : for the use of children, 1816:t.p. (collated and abridged by Thomas G. Fessenden)
    • found: LCSH, Nov. 2, 2017(Bible--Thumb Bibles. UF Thumb Bibles. BT Bible--Abridgments; Children's Bibles; Miniature books. SN Here are entered works which consist of abridged texts of the Bible in miniature size written for children)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, Nov. 2, 2017(Thumb bibles. SN Use for miniature volumes containing summaries or abridgments of biblical texts in verse or prose; typically illustrated and produced chiefly for use by children. UF Bibles, thumb. BT Juvenile literature; Religious works)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, via WWW, Nov. 2, 2017(thumb bible: A category of miniature book, first printed in England the early 17th century, containing summaries, abridgments, or paraphrases of biblical texts in verse or prose, often illustrated, intended primarily for use by children)
  • General Notes

    • Miniature books that contain summaries, paraphrases, or abridgments of Biblical texts.
  • Change Notes

    • 2017-11-03: new
    • 2018-01-30: revised
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