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Books I've Owned Since I was A Kid. Part 5. [Aug. 16th, 2010|08:44 pm]
Tony Grist
I was ill in bed. I'll guess I was seven. My granny asked me what I'd like as a special present to make me feel better- and I said "A Bible-if possible with a red cover". So she went out and bought me one. I was a serious-minded child.

My Bible has pictures by Arthur Twidle (1865-1936). Twidle was the illustrator of Schoolboy Grit by Gunby Hadath, Junk Ahoy by William Charles Metcalfe, Prefect and Fag and Fags and the King by Charles Mansford- and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Here are Twidle's versions of

David and Goliath


 
The Binding of Samson



The Conversion of St Paul



And the Good Shepherd



(When I was a kid I thought it was really cool how Samson was being attacked by pirates)
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[User Picture]From: wlotus
2010-08-16 07:52 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid I thought it was really cool how Samson was being attacked by pirates.

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, aaaaaaaargh! :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
Clap him in irons, the scurvy dog!
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2010-08-16 08:14 pm (UTC)
Clearly, some time between the books of Judges and Samuel, the Philistines got to hear about helmets.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-17 08:52 am (UTC)
Also razors.
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2010-08-17 12:54 am (UTC)
I'd have to do some hunting to find my Sunday school presentation bible, but these illustrations have a remarkably similar feel to what I remember gazing at. The illustration plates were by far my favorite part.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-17 08:54 am (UTC)
I have other Bibles, but the one my granny gave me (King James version of course) is always nearest to hand.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-08-17 02:39 am (UTC)
My foster mother (ages 7-11) had a children's bible - one that had the proper imprimatur of the catholic censors. It too had wonderful illustrations most of which I liked better than the stories. However, I was fascinated by the story of the twelve(?)Maccabees in which the enemy tried to make them give up their faith by toruturing them so that they suffered terribly before they were put to death. That story somehow appealed to my seven or eight year old sadistic(I guess)self.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-08-17 02:39 am (UTC)
Sorry it was a book of Bible Stories for Children, not a bible.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-17 08:55 am (UTC)
I had a book of Bible stories authored by someone called "Uncle Arthur". That had nice illustrations too.
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From: jorrocks_j
2010-08-17 03:11 am (UTC)

This stuff is wonderful!

Thank you for sharing it with us.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-17 08:55 am (UTC)

Re: This stuff is wonderful!

You're very welcome.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-08-17 03:44 am (UTC)
All the illustrations you've posted today have reminded me of the books I had in school in the 50's.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-17 08:59 am (UTC)
These days books are either picture books- which means pictures all the way through- or they're not illustrated at all. The day of the colour plate is over.
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