" Leonard De Vries Little Wide-Awake An Anthology of Victorian Children's books and Periodicals " was printed by The World Publishing Company. This stated First United States Edition was copyrighted 1967.
Among the finest literary treasures of the Victorian era are the children's books, with their wonderful stories, poems, and illustrations. From one of the largest private collections of Victorian children's books and periodicals in England, owned by Mr. F. G. and Mrs. Anne Renier, Leonard de Vries has compiled an anthology which is as attractive for adults as for children. This beautiful book will be of great value to teachers, historians, sociologists and to all who are interested in children and in history.
The amazing illustrations , both full color and black and white, include books of instruction, alphabets and forerunners of the comic strip as well as examples of poetry ad early art nouveau illustrations.
The book is complete with its dust jacket. It has olive green board covers with a gilded design. The dust jacket has some scuffing at the head of the spine and a crease at the bottom right corner. The book is in very good ++ condition with a tight spine and clean pages.