Poems of Childhood
Field, Eugene , Maxfield Parrish(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1904
Edition: First edition with Maxfield Parrish illustrations
Book Id: 37655
199pp. Quarto [23.5 cm] Black cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label mounted to the front cover. Illustrated endsheets. Good. The extremities are rubbed and gently bumped. There is a small ding in the top edge of the front board. The gilt lettering on the spine has been completely rubbed away. There is a 2" split in the cloth of the front board along the joint. There are a couple of small light damp stains on the text block edges, The text block is cracked a couple of times, and the pages near the end, including the last two plates, have light tide marks in the edges. Some uncut pages.
With eight illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. Before the age of 30, Maxfield Parrish had worked as an illustrator and poster designer for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal and the National Weekly. Parrish took full advantage of the new technologies in color reproduction and established himself as the master of fantasy and romance. He quickly became one of the best designers in what has been referred to as the "golden age of illustration."