Publishing Strategies in a Variety of Formats
“The method of instruction proposed in this series, is, first to present to the pupil the pictorial illustration, and after having excited attention by delighting the eye, and given a general outline of the subject, next to consult the narrative.” —
Elizabeth Maria Lloyd in Exercises in the Gospel Narrative of the Life of Our Lord
In addition to the creative use of textual adaptations and illustrations in standard printed volumes, publishers of religious material for children also experimented with a remarkable variety of physical formats. Examples include miniature books no larger than three inches in any dimension, panoramas extending to a dozen feet, illustrations to be displayed on nursery walls as well as in bound books, attractive and colorful card sets, and multi-volume collections. All of these publications explore different ways to present material and engage the interest of young readers.