The Black Decree: A Carol on the Nativity, Life, and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Broadsheet, wood engraving & letterpress, scarce. Sheet 380 x 250mm, 15 x 9¾". Some wear.
A broadsheet song about the life of Christ in 22 verses, with eleven wood-engraved scenes. The 'Black Decree' was Herod's order to kill all new-borns because of the prophecy about the birth of Christ. Daniel Batchelar worked from Hackney Road Crescent between 1836 and 1842.
[Ref: 22229] £130.00