Original Poems.New York: The Art Lithographic Publishing Company, [c.1885] Stock Code: 140673
Rare first and only edition of this lovely late 19th-century chromolithographed collection of poems for children. Worldcat locates two copies only (Philadelphia and Victoria, Australia); no copies on Library Hub.
Oblong sextodecimo. Original colour printed stiff wrappers, bound with a white silk ribbon, title in green and embossed designs of reed in green, silver, and gilt to front wrapper, cat-shaped hole to front wrapper, embossed face of a cat printed in colour showing through.
Text printed in grey-green, chromolithograph illustrations throughout.
Pictorial bookplate of Doris B. Adams loosely inserted. Spine a little cracked but firm, occasional light offsetting, else internally clean and bright; a very good copy indeed.
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