London: Chatto and Windus, no date . [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
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