H.M. Brock: Illustrations for Swahili bible etc.
Scope and Contents
The 102 drawings catalogued here are original pen-and-ink illustrations for books of Old and New Testament stories published for children. Each is drawn on card (11/12Â½ inches x 8Â½/10 inches), and signed by Brock, with a title in his hand (often the Biblical verse to which the drawing relates). Some were afterwards recycled as illustrations to a translation of the Bible into Swahili (28 of the 102 have been annotated by the printer for use in this publication).
- 1900 (20th century)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The drawings were donated to Cambridge University Library in 1980 by G.O. Vinter Esq., who had acquired them some years earlier from the antiquarian bookseller Alan G. Thomas. The second part of the present catalogue lists Mr Vinter's correspondence concerning the drawings.
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