Richmond, VA: B. F. Johnson & Co., 1888. Presumed first edition of this "Companion Book to the Holy Bible." Includes 250 engravings after Alexander Bida and Gustave Dore, et al, 12 of which are in color. Bible stories are followed by a small section of "Golden Gems of Religious Thought," which include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day"; a quote from George Washington headed, "The Brotherhood of Man"; and, most inexplicably, Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee." Good at best with binding quite worn, front free endpaper missing and with one of the color plates tattered but the rest still bright and only showing marginal wear.