The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Bret HARTE, Kate GREENAWAY, Edmund EVANS, printer.
The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

London: Chatto and Windus, no date [1886]. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (22 x 17cm), pp.58. Liberally illustrated with very fine in-text colour-printed wood engravings after Kate Greenaway's drawings. Publisher's cream cloth with titles in both gilt and black and a colour illustration to both boards. Titles also in black to spine; all edges gilt; green-coated endpapers. Rear fly-leaf removed, with blue pigment from the pastedown transferring quite heavily onto final leaf of text. Generally quite clean, with perhaps a hint of toning and a few isolated spots and marks. Upper hinge split, but holding fairly well. Moderate rubbing and toning to cloth; more-so to spine, where the titles are quite faint. A really delightful high-quality children's book. Very good. Something of a rarity in Victorian children's literature — a make-believe pirate adventure with a girl as the main character! Item #57563

Price: £200.00

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