"Mother Goose And Her Kiddies" was published by Cupples & Leon and copyrighted 1926. This first edition children's book was illustrated by Clara M Burd, who is known for her stained glass designs as well as her children's illustrations. Miss Burd worked as a stained glass designer at the Tiffany Glass, J&R Lamb Studios as well as at the Church Glass and Decoration Company.
This lovingly illustrated book features full color, full page pictures for each nursery rhyme. The framed illustration is bordered by gray and white illustrations giving an shadowy like appearance.
The introduction to the book, by Josephine Lawrence, reads like an account for a party for Mother Goose. "I'll bring plum pie,"said Little Jack Horner" "and I promise not to put my thumb in it." "I'll bring pie, too," said Simple Simon. The two page story continues on the last page and ends in everyone agreeing Mother Goose should have a party every year.
The pages in between contain the well known nursery rhymes we loved in childhood.
Little Tommy Tucker
Little Bo Peep
My Maid Mary
Bye Baby Buntin
Three Little Kittens
The pictures in this book are fabulous. They are all signed "CMBurd". This small, collectible book is in good/fair condition. While all the illustrations are in great condition, the cover has considerable fading, wear and chipping There is loss of paper on the spine as well as bumped edges, staining and chips on the cover. The inside cover has two stamps from previous owners. A couple of the text pages have some minor soil spots and minor indents to the paper (see photos). The binding is tight and the pages are intact. This collectible book measures approximately 6 inches by 5 inches and will be shipped First Class Mail unless otherwise requested.
Although I don't usually recommend it, this book would be perfect to matte the pictures for a baby's nursery or child's room decor. Or an adorable and very collectible book to add to your children's literature collection.
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Clara M Burd Illustrated Kid Book MOTHER GOOSE AND HER KIDDIES Rare First Edition