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Record 11442

Reading Experience:

'We had, at home, a huge Family Bible -one of the brass-bound sort -with fine fat type and hundreds of illustrations. It was always safe to leave me with this Bible lying on my belly on the hearthrug before the fire -while my mother went out somewhere with my sisters. They would find me even three hours later just where and as I had been left. That Bible with its illustrations by Gustave Dore and Felix Philipotteaux, was a joy and a solace for years. Especially the battle-pictures and those of storm and wreck. There was one of Joshua's army storming a hill fortress -with the great iron-studded door crashing down before the onrush of mighty men with huge-headed axes -that never failed to thrill...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 21 Aug 1879 and 21 Aug 1894
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home, living room, on rug before the fire
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas A. Jackson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1879
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Family Bible, illustrated by Gustave Dore and Felix Philipoteaux
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11442  
Source - Print  
  Author: T.A. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda (London, 1953), p. 14,, accessed: 30 May 2023

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