London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. [Children's] First Illustrated Edition. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.xiv; 136; ; 16 of advertisements. Publisher's green cloth, showing a child holding a plant pot from which roses sprout, surrounding a view of a formal garden, with gilt titles and further decoration to spine, rear board shows a girl digging at the base of a tall decorative foliage in gilt; all edges gilt. Contents clean, discreet ink name to title margin, endleaves a little toned/spotting, inside paper joints parted, covers bright with some acceptable handling, a few minor marks and wrinkles. A bright, pleasing copy. A children's classic lavishly illustrated, first published under the name "Penny Whistles", this collection of poems celebrates childhood - from the make-believe world of 'The Land of Counterpane' to the simple pleasure of 'At the Seaside', the curiosity of 'Auntie's Skirts' to the dreams of 'Foreign Lands', these poems capture a child's wonder and fascination with everyday things. Item #54809
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