Biblia Pauperum

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Cornell University Press, 1987 - Art - 178 pages
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The Biblia Pauperum, neither a bible nor a book for the poor as its title suggests, is a medieval picture book that pairs Old and New Testament scenes as a way of showing that events in the past were divinely intended to foreshadow the future. It endures as a stunning example of the blockbook, printed in its entirety--text and pictures--from woodblock. The exquisite facsimile edition reproduced here with commentary will help the modern reader to recapture the fifteenth-century reader's experience in using the blockbook.

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name and nature 3the manuscript ancestors
difficulties 22transcript 24translation 25the blockbook
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