Here is a rare and highly collectible antique children's book titled "The Glad Book". It is illustrated by Millicent Sowerby, a beloved artist from England who is famous for her paintings and artwork in classic children's stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and A Child's Garden of Verses as well as her postcards featuring children, nursery rhymes, and Shakespeare scenes. The book has verses by Joan Natalie to accompany the lovely vibrant and full page pictures. This hardback book has a pictural front cover with two little girls in period costumes treating a pretty blue parrot. The book is about 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" and in good overall condition...one page has a one and a quarter inch tear along outer edge of page...I have not taped it but you may wish to do so. This book has no date but is presumed to be a 1921 edition published by Oxford University Press of London. Inside cover page has inscription that this book was won by 3 year old Miriam Camlin in a race on Harper Memorial Sunday School picnic in 1926. Imagine her excitement at winning this lovely book which no doubt matched her mood....Glad!! From verses about Little Bridesmaids, Baby John and Baby Ducks to more about two pups named Rags and Tatters and another titled The Poor Paw, you will be delighted and know why this book is a treasure from days gone by. Please note there are several smudges here and there where little hands may not have been the cleanest while paging through but these are easily forgiven. If you are seeking fine condition, this falls a bit short with a mark here or a bump there, the tear on one page and a slight stain on bottom corner of cover or edgewear...but this is a very good copy of a rare and desireable book that is about 100 years old!
Rare and Highly Collectible The Glad Book with Millicent Sowerby Artwork
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