The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose: A Careful and Full Selection of the Rhymes. With Numerous Illustrations In full color and black and white
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers
Date Published: 1914
Edition: Early printing
Book Id: 42197
173pp. Oblong quarto [22 cm x 30 cm] Black cloth over boards with the title stamped in bright white ink on the spine, and a pictorial paper label on the front board. The title page is printed in black and blue. With seventeen full-page illustrations, twelve in color. Very good condition. Gently bumped and rubbed along the edges of the spine and covers. There are multiple thin, light scratches on the rear board. The pastedowns have a contemporary owner's name in pen, along with an address and date, and the front free endpaper is darkened. The illustration at p. 50 is just a bit wrinkled. The text block is just barely starting to crack at p. 113, and the illustration at p. 119 is beginning to detach at the foot.
Illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith, illustrated over sixty children's books, was responsible for over 450 periodical illustrations, and produced numerous posters, calendars, and prints, however none were as popular as this work, The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose.