One Hundred Hieroglyphic Bible Readings for the Young, compiled by the editors of the "Children's Friend"
Red pebbled cloth 4to, 10 x 7.5 inches. (2), 100pp (in roman numerals). No date given. Gift inscription dated 22 December 1868 on the front flyleaf; attributed in OCLC to William Carus Wilson and printer William Mavor Watts, dated 1869. Gilt stamped beveled boards, all edges gilt. Very Good with mild rubbing and soil/darkening around the edges. Intermittent foxing, most prominent on the outer leaves. Rev. Wilson was the founder and editor of "The Children's Friend," and notoriously Charlotte Bronte's inspiration for the loathed Mr. Brocklehurst in 'Jane Eyre.' Finely engraved rebus renditions of Bible quotations in a handsome publisher's binding, a nice example of pictorial engraving and illustrated children's Bible stories.