First published in 1913, this is the first edition with Edward Ardizzone illustrations, first thus. 8vo. 107 pages. Bound in bright yellow boards with a dark blue design on front cover and lettering on spine. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Ardizzone. On front endpaper, the half title, is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Dust wrapper not priced clip, with some old tears with some small pieces missing on the spine, where the holes are , the cloth has darkened slightly. Inside a very clean copy. else a very good clean copy. Rhymes include The Horseman The Huntsmen The Bandog The Little Bird Etc.
Size 23 x 16cm ( x 6.25 inches)
Provenance: Andrew Murray, Director of Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London. The Mayor Gallery exhibited Ardizzone s work in the 1960 s. Andrew Murray lent his personal collection of books and prints etc. to the travelling exhibition by Middlesbrough Museum in 1982.
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book ID: 60002483