any of the picture books illustrating Biblical events and usually containing a short text, used chiefly in the Middle Ages for purposes of religious instruction.
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How to use Biblia Pauperum in a sentence
They are of the Biblia Pauperum type, and are surprisingly like big translucent woodcuts.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
The other five lancets are of the Biblia Pauperum type, teaching dogma to the people.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
The Biblia Pauperum is on paper, as paper was cheaper than vellum and considered quite good enough for the purpose.The Story of Books | Gertrude Burford Rawlings
Our illustration gives a reduced representation of a page from the second edition of the Biblia Pauperum, dating from about 1450.The Story of Books | Gertrude Burford Rawlings
Ansgarius, St., supposed to have been the compiler of the Biblia Pauperum, 94.A Treatise on Wood Engraving | John Jackson