"The Kate Greenaway Book - A Collection of Illustrations, Verse and Text" was written by Bryan Holme. The book details in pictures and words, the amazing influence that Kate Greenaway had on children's literature at the end of the 19th century. From her first illustrated book, "Under the Window" to her illustrations of Mother Goose rhymes and poetry by Robert Browning, Kate Greenaway gave "children's books "a true dignity and importance. Children were regarded as real, intelligent human beings, worthy of the very best draftsmanship, imagination, and publishing integrity" (from the front flap of the dust jacket).
Under the Window
Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children
A Day in a Child's Life
Little Ann and Other Poems
Language of Flowers
The Queen of the Pirate Isle
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Kate Greenaway's Book of Games
The April Baby's Book of Tunes
A List of Her Books
The book is 141 pages in length with an index at the end. It is full of full color as well as black and white reproductions of Ms. Greenaway's works throughout her career.
This collectible book is in very good vintage condition The dust jacket is in good vintage condition. There is some bumping of the jacket's corners as well as a piece of tape at the top left spine. There are some tiny tears along the bottom and back. The book itself has orange cloth covers. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. The book measures approximately 9 1/4 inches by 7 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A delightful look into the history of children's books, their authors and illustrators.