From Arrows to Zion
SCHRODER, Miss. The Pictorial Scripture Alphabet. London: Ackerman & Co., 1851.
A series of 26 hand-coloured Alphabet cards, with additional title card; 13 x 9cm; all alphabet cards except title printed on both sides, with the recto showing hand-coloured engravings and the verso a printed description; all contained within the original publisher's purple cloth slip-case, stamped in blind with repeating pattern, and a printed paper label to the upper panel; slip-case rubbed to extremeties, with cloth sunned; cards with some occasional darkening and marking, especially to the first and final cards in the pack; overall very good.
A rare survival of a complete pack of juvenile educational flashcards produced to instruct young scholars in the Western alphabet in relation to biblication objects and concepts. The first card thus reads 'A. a. The Arrow., referencing 2 Kings 9, 24. Psal. 91, 5. Zech. 9, 14', with the verso explanation describing the object ('pointed weapons, shot from a bow'), and its relation to the Bible ('They are frequently alluded to in Scripture in a figurative sense.'). The pack also contains a wealth of additional Biblical images and references; through Doves, Grasshoppers, Idols, Mountains, Rainbows and Serpents, and concluding with Zion.
COPAC locates no copies in British Libraries; OCLC adds just two locations worldwide, at Anderson University, Indiana, and the Dutch National Library.