Parables of Our Lord

Henry Noel Humphreys, 1810-79, editor and illuminator


Black papier-mâché.

16.9 x 11.8 cm.

Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 7

Humphreys selected a series of Christ's parables from the Gospels for his first illuminated book in a black papier-mâché binding. In these teachings Christ explained religious mysteries and ethical standards through allegory and analogy. [continued below]

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