The George Washington Thumb Bible Goes Online - Thumb bibles
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A Thumb Bible is a type of miniature book. A usually paraphrased or abridged version of the Bible, it is a devotional volume whose name refers to its size. I can't put my finger on why, but I like "thumb bible" as a bibliographic term. Which is why I was delighted to see a selection of them slated for auction next week at PBA Galleries. The phrase may derive from a French edition, Bible du Petit Poucet, published c. Typically thumb.