MAUD HUMPHREY'S BOOK OF FAIRY TALES
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1892.
First edition. Folio. 12 full page chromolithographed plates (including the title page) plus intext
color illustrations, all printed on one side only on heavy paper. The binding is a red cloth spine,
printed paper boards (both upper and lower) showing Little Red Riding Hood. The boards are
rough and worn at the edges and corners, with a stain on the lower corner of the upper board,
rear inner hinge cracked but strong; the text block is a very good to near fine, with only the
occasional light soil to a few of the plates. A surprisingly rare book by the iconic Maud
Humphrey, who trained, inter alia, under James McNeil Whistler.
MAUD HUMPHREY'S MOTHER GOOSE
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1891.
First edition. Folio. 24 chromolithographed sheets (including the title page) printed on one side
only in full color on heavy paper. The binding is a green cloth spine, printed paper boards
showing Little Miss Muffet on both the upper and lower boards. The first three pages have been
reset; the boards are rubbed and corners worn; an old (1891) gift inscription on the front
pastedown has been partially obliterated; lacks rear free endpaper; inner hinge neatly mended; the
last page (
) has a closed marginal tear with an old tape repair affecting the second
verse of the rhyme (no loss);
Little Boy Blue
may once have been framed: there are tape marks on
the reverse not affecting the image side; overall a better than good copy of a scarce book by one of
America's first popular women artists.
LITTLE FOLK OF '76
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, (1900).
First edition. Folio. 6 full page color plates (including the title page)
by Maud Humphrey, plus intext illustrations and text by Mabel
Humphrey, all printed on one side only on heavy paper. The binding
is a red cloth spine, printed paper boards both upper and lower
on his hobby horse.
This is a fine, bright copy with only traces of wear and soil, still
in its rare dustwrapper.
The dustwrapper has had extensive
old repairs from within over time, including some tape repairs, and it
lacks bits along the edges and folds, but it is still presentable.
Rare in this condition