London: Frederick Warne & Co., [ 1875 ]. Chromolithographic frontispiece and every page with four chromolithographic illustrations, each accompanied by a Bible verse. Every illustrated leaf is followed by a blank leaf, ruled in red and meant to be filled in by hand. Binding extremities a bit worn, spine slightly toned. Front hinge cracked, but sound. Light foxing, contemporary ink inscriptions on the blank leaves, with most of the writing space empty. A very good, tight copy. Publisher’s brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt, gilt spine. All edges gilt. Twelvemo. 108 pp. Item #16535
Fourth edition. The Preface refers to it as a “Pictorial Edition” that is “in every respect equal to its predecessors, and in some points superior.” Though pagination differs between the 1872 edition (108 pp.) and the 1873 and 1874 editions (76 pp.), what textual differences there are between those editions and the fourth edition is something we cannot determine without being able to compare them. All editions are scarce, with OCLC recording a combined total of seven copies of the 1872, 1873, and 1874 editions, the majority of them in the U.K.