London: Groombridge and Sons, 5, Paternoster-Row, 1858. Cloth. [NATURAL HISTORY] [ILLUSTRATED]. 12mo; 62pp + pp publisher’s advertisements; blue ribbed cloth over board, gilt ruled panel with corner floral ornaments, gilt-stamped lettering on front and spine; all edges gilt; pale yellow endpapers; hand-colored engraved fp and pictorial half-title with date; 30 hand-colored engraved plates with titles; light wear to board edges, one illustrated plate separated from binding at bottom; very good plus. OCLC locates 6 copies, only one in the USA at Ohio State. Very good +. Item #1848
A slim, attractive book on animals mentioned in the Bible, a companion volume titled Scripture Birds was published the same year. A total of 30 different animals are pictured and described, with a chapter on each the lion and the lioness. Following each chapter title is a Bible verse referencing the animal, and a description of the animal and its habitat. A lovely book that is difficult to source.