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Mother Goose
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. First Edition. cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. A handsome First Edition, Second Issue of Kate Greenaway's most popular book, inscribed by the author "Mason Jackson, Jr., from Kate Greenaway" on the half-title page. In near fine condition with loden green lattice on the front cover and an upside-down "G" in "Mother Goose." With the following laid in: "The following year, 1890....was clouded by the deather of her father, Mr. Greenaway, on August 26.th....Mr. Mason Jackson of the "Illustrated London News" paid him a fitting tribute..." Kate Greenaway-Spielmann & Layard." In near fine condition with touches of soiling throughout but very solid. With loden-green endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box with the gold titling: Kate Greenaway Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhumes Prsentation copy [1881]." The clamshell box is solid but shows touches of wear at the edges. Overall a very special book.
      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
Last Found On: 2016-06-20           Check availability:      IOBABooks    

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