Unusually, this title page has an even number of text blocks; the wide spacing of the two lines of the main title might have been thought enough to split the title into two and create a fifth block or more likely the typographer was inexperienced. A larger top margin than the bottom margin on each text page suggests the latter.
CHILD CLASSICS OF PROSE
Compiled by Mary R. Fitch Pierce Compiler of “Child Classics”
Illustrated with full-page reproductions of famous paintings
Boson: D. Lothrom Company, 1893