Vintage (1986) hardcover children's illustrated book of nursery rhymes entitled Mother Goose A Careful and Full Selection of Rhymes. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, published and printed by Derrydale in the USA.
Book is complete at 173 pages | NO! dust jacket. Book contains more than 750 illustrations by one of America's best and most beloved illustrators, Jessie Willcox Smith, several full page and in full color.
About the book and its author: Cherished for her sensitive and detailed depictions of children, the illustrations of Jessie Willcox Smith are some of the most recognized and remembered images of youth for adults today. One of America's foremost book and magazine illustrators of the early twentieth century, Smith saw in children a unique quality of innocence that she brilliantly portrayed through the creative use of color and a keen sense of the personality of the child. This edition of The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose is an accurate reproduction of the original Mother Goose volume illustrated by Smith. Added to this edition are five full-color illustrations intended for this work, but reproduced in black and white in the original first edition. A treasury of the well-known nursery rhymes, this book will enjoy a permanent spot on any family's bookshelf. "The striking illustrations, coupled with the original black-and-white drawings will surely charm the young and the young at heart", said Edward D. Nudelman, owner of a fine and rare bookstore in Seattle and a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
The book contains 750 of the most beloved Nursery Rhymes with Willcox-Smith imagery and a brief biography of the artist | Foreword at the front of the book by Corey Nash.
Condition: In EXCELLENT! and seemingly unread to little-read condition. Book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating from it. Covers show LITTLE TO NO! wear or rub and NO! marks, blemishes or discoloration. Internal pages show NO! foxing. Book has NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners. All text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent. Book shows a few scratches to the back cover. Book is in near fine condition - a great baby gift!
Approximate measurements: 11 x 9-1/2" | hardcover | NO dust jacket
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