I recently came into posession of a Pictorial Home Bible. In my search for information, I have found few examples of this unique bible. I’d like to pool any and all information related to these books into one website where others with questions or additional information can share their knowledge. I ask that anyone with any additional information that is not found here So far I have only found three other books. Please let me know if you can help me with this project. Thank you. (click on the picture to see some examples)
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Update: found this likely author biography…Michael Laird Simons
SIMONS, Michael Laird, journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 September, 1843; died there, 17 November, 1880. He was graduated at the Central high-school of his native city, and entered journalism when quite young in the employ of the Philadelphia “Inquirer,” subsequently engaging with the “Evening Telegraph,” and contributing to various literary journals. Mr. Simons was identified with the establishment of the Reformed Episcopal church, served as a delegate to its councils, and was secretary of the synod of Philadelphia at the time of his death. He edited “Stodart’s Review,” condensed D’Aubigne’s “History of the Reformation” (1870), published “Half-Hours with the Best Preachers” (1871), and continued Duyckinck’s “Cyclopedia of American Literature,” adding about one hundred new names, down to 1878. His last work, an extensive “History of the World,” is still unpublished.