Title: Listening to Jesus. Sunday Readings for the Little Ones.
Author: E.M. Waterworth
Illustrator: W.S. Stacey
Year: 1888 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: An extremely rare book consisting of 12 simplified versions of the parables found in the New Testament, retold in the form of stories for children.
Exquisitely illustrated with superb, full-page and in-text b&w drawings. Each story begins with a beautiful, b&w illustrated initial letter.
Pictorial lithographic boards. Minor loss at tail of spine and in lower-right corner of front cover (refer to image). Neat dedication in black ink on ffep, plus ink stamp for "Bethel Chapel Sunday School" in West Norwood. Small grubby fingermarks on first two endpapers. Just the slightest hint of foxing on the pastedowns and endpapers. Otherwise all pages are in remarkable condition for a book that is over 120 years old: crisp, clean, unmarked, and very tightly bound.
Undated first edition.
Measures 18.5 cm × 13.5 cm (7.4″ × 5.4″). Large 12mo. 96 pp.