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RARE and CHARMING Antique Victorian Circa 1880's Illustrated "Babyland" Children's Book~Great Lithograph Cover!
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a FABULOUS RARE ANTIQUE CIRCA 1880's CHARMING "BABYLAND" CHILDREN'S BOOK!
With it's absolutely gorgeous colorful LITHOGRAPH COVER featuring a subject matter of three CHARMING CHILDREN, whether a collector of ANTIQUE BOOKS or just wanting that perfect display piece for ANTIQUE DOLLS, you will love this hard to find piece of VICTORIAN EPHEMERA!
The book measures 9 1/4" tall by 7 3/4" wide and is 1/2" thick, and in this case, you CAN judge a book by it's cover, which is suitable for framing, as the inside features a collection of an 1880's children's publication called "BABYLAND", including 104 pages of Victorian illustrations and ENCHANTING fairy tales, children's stories, fables, as well as Christmas and other holiday stories! We can only show you a SAMPLING in our pictures, but most of the illustrations feature CHILDREN, ANIMALS, FAIRIES and SANTA CLAUSE, all favorite themes among the Victorians and making an EXCELLENT DISPLAY as a conversation piece in a DOLL ROOM, as being modeled by our 13" antique French Fashion doll!
The book also has a wonderful bit of ORIGINAL PROVENANCE, including an inscription on the inside cover featuring the original owner "Dana Bogart", "CHRISTMAS, 1886" and a lovely little antique Victorian New Year's card which we discovered tucked away inside the book! There is very minor overall wear to the book, and the inside front and back cover pages have become loose, but overall it is in GOOD CONDITION and it has such a GLORIOUS COVER that you will love it's completely original ATTIC FIND!
This FABULOUS ANTIQUE CIRCA 1880's CHARMING "BABYLAND" CHILDREN'S BOOK WITH GORGEOUS LITHOGRAPH COVER is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-----------a RARE TREASURE!
Please note that the items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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