"Under The Window Pictures and Rhymes for Children" was written and illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Published in London by Frederick Warne & Co, this is a 1940s edition. Though not dated, this was obtained from the original owner who received it as a gift in 1946.
This was Kate Greenaway's first book and is lovingly illustrated with Victorian dressed children. Each page contains a rhyme, some you may know and other that will be new to you. An example of one rhyme is:
Tommy was a silly boy; "I can fly," he said; He started off, but very soon, He tumbled on his head.
His little sister Pure was there, To see how he would do it; She knew that, after all his boast, Full dearly Tom would rue it!
This vintage book is in good condition and has its original dust jacket. The book a paste-down illustrated cover and a tan cloth spine. It has an inscription on the inside front cover and an erased name in pencil on the first page. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. The dust jacket is in fair condition with tears around the edges and at the top and bottom of the spine. Some of the tears have been taped and there is a stain on the inside back cover from the tape. The book measures 10 7/8" x 7 5/8"
An sweet vintage childrens book for any juvenile library or to share with the little ones in your life.
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