Biblia pauperum



any of the picture books illustrating Biblical events and usually containing a short text, used chiefly in the Middle Ages for purposes of religious instruction.
Historical Examples

How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly
A Treatise on Wood Engraving John Jackson
The Story of Books Gertrude Burford Rawlings
Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 Various
A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention Joseph Cundall
Some Notes on Early Woodcut Books, with a Chapter on Illuminated Manuscripts Willam Morris
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly
The Story of Books Gertrude Burford Rawlings

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