The Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes

New York, NY: Dodge Publishing, ca. 1920. First edition. Hardcover. Tall quarto. Red cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. Illustrated endpapers. Former owners name on each of last two endpapers. Covers soiled some at edges, with slight wear to edges and more so at corners. Head and tail of spine bumped. Title page of first rhyme has foxing. Hinge weak at middle of book. 5 nursery rhymes, each with full title page, illustrated by Adams in numerous lovely full page color images with b&w line illustrations with text. Adams (active 1903-1944) illustrated a number of books for Blackie, the original English publisher of this work, and others. Other works illustrated include The Compleat Angler (1930), Alice in Wonderland (1912), and Waterbabies (1907). Very Good. Item #10283

Price: $160.00

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