First Edition of R. Caldecott's Picture Book (No. 1) containing the Diverting History of John Gilpin; The House That Jack Built; An Elegy On The Death of a Mad Dog; and, The Babes in the Wood. Published by Frederick Warne & Co., London/New York in c: 1880 and printed in Great Britain. An exceptional book with 30 full page color illustrations, one illustration is double page and black and white line drawings in-text. Front board illustration with characters colored in orange. Boards with some soiling, fraying to corner tips and spine edge tips frayed. Front board slightly bowed. Text and illustrated end pages clean with light age toning at margins. No loose, torn or missing pages and binding tight. Overall, a great Caldecott edition that is scarce and in very good condition for its' age. Height of book 9" and width approximately 8". Page complete with page numbers starting over with every new story.
R Caldecott's Picture Book, ca:1890, First Edition