The Little Gidding harmonies are a remarkable set of religious books pasted together from the cut-up fragments of printed Bibles and engravings.

They were made in England at the household of Little Gidding between 1630 and the early 1640s, mostly by the women of the extended Ferrar family. Together, they make up perhaps the largest extant collection of early modern English women's bookwork. 

On this website, you can view full editions of two gospel harmonies and one lavishly illustrated edition of Acts of the Apostles and Revelation. In addition, you can browse edited excerpts from a gospel harmony made for King Charles I and a pentateuch concordance made for his son Prince Charles. Each edition links the pasted fragments to their sources when known. You can also browse the library of source prints used to make each concordance and, from there, see how these engravings were cut to make the harmonies.

If you are most curious about how the composers of Little Gidding remixed text, you might start by exploring the Houghton gospel harmony (1630). If you are interested in page layout or visual design, check out this page in the King's Harmony (1635). Admirers of engravings and art history may enjoy the Cotsen gospel harmony (1635) or The Revelation of S. John the Divine (1637).

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