Title R. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good Plus
Edition First Edition.
Publisher London & New York Frederick Warne and Co. 1895
Illustrator Randolph Caldecott
Seller ID 002500
London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1895. Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was the most influential children's book illustrator of the late 19th Century; the American Library Association gives a prize every year named in his honor. This is a Fine copy of a posthumous collection (obviously, the second in the series). There is no publication date, but the book matches the points for a Frederick Ware "first," and Copac generally agrees on 1895; who is Quercus to object to that? Highly decorative binding; a greenish tan cloth with a stamped illustration of many of the characters enjoying a feline fiddle concert. Clean text; approximately 192 pages (each section has its own pagination of about 20-24). It is hard to express the beauty of the illustrations - many in color. The scarce dustwrapper is present; Quercus rates it at Very Good Plus, despite the presence of some chipping at the corners and head and foot of the spine. Very fresh and bright. In an archival plastic protector. Rare. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Randolph Caldecott. Dust jacket present. First Edition.