London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. c. 1867. Hardcover. Collection of children's bible stories illustrated with 48 exquisite illustrations on 24pp chromolithograph plates printed by Kronheim.
4to, 54pp, 24pp color plates. Pictorial green stamped and embossed boards, gilt title at front board. Boards a bit dusty & rubbed, cloth, spine tips & corners rubbed through. Some scattered light foxing throughout, inner hinge starting, but holding. Second fasicule loose. Sml. closed tear to first text page OCLC 82735981 records 2 copies, at Yale and the American Antiquarian Society.
The plates are spectacular. Roughly half are bible scenes. The others are English country scenes, a nurse attending to a child in hospital, in church, visiting friends, children playing, both indoors and outside, feeding the chickens, picking up kindling in the woods, etc. Also an image of Naples and Vesuvius. Good overall. Item #24049