Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.London: William Heinemann, 1913 Stock Code: 129727
A handsomely bound copy of the first trade edition. Unusually, the trade edition of Mother Goose is an entirely different setting of type from the deluxe, with a smaller type area and the illustrations mostly reduced in size. The colour plates are printed within a cream border directly on white paper rather than mounted, all except the Mother Goose illustration which has a black border and is the same size as the deluxe version. Riall notes that later issues have plain endpapers, and as the original endpapers are not retained it is impossible to confirm the impression of this copy.
Octavo (197 x 145 mm). Attractively bound in recent red morocco for Asprey, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, raised bands tooled in gilt, single rule border in gilt to cover, turn-ins ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.
Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.
Occasional very faint foxing, not affecting plates; else a fine copy.
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