TREASURE BOOK OF CHILDREN'S VERSE M. Couch, Illust by E. Gray, 1st/1st Cir. 1910
The Treasure Book of Children's Verse, by Mabel and Lillian Quiller-Couch; Illustrated in Color by M. Etheldreda Gray — First Edition First Printing 1910 — 20 Tipped in Color Plates
Publisher: Hodder & Stroughton, New York (Circa 1910)
A beautiful and rare copy of "The Treasure Book of Chidren's Verse" by Mabel and Lillian Quiller-Couch, lavishly illustrated by M. Etheldreda Gray. Twenty (20) tipped-in color plates included in this first edition, first printing, circa 1910, in overall very good condition. Green cloth binding with illustrated front cover including gilt letters. The boards and binding are solid and tight. Some wear towards the bottom of the spine and the beginnings of page separation on the last page next to the back board. The pages are crisp and clean save for light foxing on the first three pages, pages 68-72, and the last two pages. The frontispiece plate has a very small bend to the corner on the lower right.
Contents and Description
336 pages; 20 tipped in color plates, decorated title page,
illustrated monochrome endpapers; poems in 9 categories: I) Fairies and
Fancies, II) Birds and Flowers, Beasts and Insects, III) Stories in
Verse, IV) Romance and Heroism, V) Good Behaviour, VI) Fun and Frolic,
VII) Bedtime, VIII) For Sundays and Quiet Days, IX) Miscellaneous Poems
Poems by such as de la Mare, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Coleridge,
Wordsworth, Blake, Cowper, Longfellow, Scott, Stevenson; includes the
entire Pied Piper of Hamelin, "Old Carols" (Christmas), A Visit From St.
Nicholas by Moore, The Wreck of the Hesperus, Barbara Frietchie, The
Charge of the Light Brigade, and the ever popular To Henrietta, on Her
Departure for Calais.