The Bible Emblem Anniversary Book
...by the compilers of The Floral Birthday Book; illustrated by William Foster; engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Hardcover 16mo, 5.5 x 4.5 inches, 135pp + 62 blank leaves of lined paper interleaved between the calendar pages. Deep ink blue coated boards with gilt-stamped title, red inked edges. Near Fine with rubbing to corners and spine ends, offsetting to endpapers. Flyleaf signed Albert J. Charlwood dated 1889, otherwise unmarked.
A "birthday book" with each day of the year bearing a color engraving illustrating symbolic imagery, accompanied by excerpts from the Bible and popular literature. Notably quotes a number of women authors, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anna Shipton, Jean Ingelow, Amy Lothrop (pseud. Anna Bartlett Warner), and Dora Greenwell. A handsome and understated production in excellent condition.