Vintage Children's Book - The "Illustrated Bible Story Book, the Old Testament", by Seymour Loveland, pictures-M. Winter, Confirmation Gift

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A Timeless Children's Classic
Wonderful Vintage Book - "Illustrated Bible Story Book, Old Testament",
stories retold for small children by Seymour Loveland, pictures by Milo Winter,
introduction by Katharine Lee Bates
(Katharine Lee Bates, August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929, was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". )

First published in 1923 by Rand McNally & Company
This edition printed in 1944, near the end of World War II
126 large print pages with numerous color plates and in-text drawings. Hardcover.

Dimensions: 11 3/4 in. H x 9 3/5 in. W
30cm H x 23.5 cm W

This is truly a timeless children's classic. First published in 1923, this book is still in print today, 93 year later!

As shown in the pictures, this wonderful book has exquisite illustrations, particularly the full page color plates. And the stories are so beautifully told for the heart and mind of our smallest story lovers.

This particular copy has clearly been well-loved as you'll find scribbles on the inside covers and a few torn pages. Not being a professional book restorer, I've decided not to tape the torn pages as this can ruin the ink. The binding is frayed, but all in all, this book has survived well its 72 year journey.

And maybe it's just me, but I find the stories and drawings somehow magical. They are so beautifully told: "When he first came to his uncle's home the man was all alone. But he stayed there for years. He had wives - for in those far-off days a man had more than one wife - and children, and so many servants you couldn't count them, and great flocks of sheep and goats, little lambs and frisky kids, cattle, camels and baby camels, and a pasture full of donkeys. Wouldn't you like to have been there when Jacob - that was the man's name - started back home?" p. 13, Jacob's Wrestling at the Brook.

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