In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 8 > Adomeit > Bible History


The Details:

A Short History of the Holy Bible. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: G. S. Peters, 1840. [catalog record]

Bible History. New York: S. Wood, 1814. [catalog record]

Both gift of Ruth E. Adomeit, 1983 and 1995.

The Story:

Ruth E. Adomeit started collecting children’s and miniature books while a college student. Later, she compiled Three Centuries of Thumb Bibles (1980), which remains the standard bibliography.  Here is a fine example of an early nineteenth-century miniature bible owned by Adomeit as well as a religious subject color picture book by Gustav Sigismund Peters. Adomeit funded an endowment for the purchase of children’s books, ensuring that the collection would grow.

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