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THE JOLLY OLD MAN WHO SINGS DOWN DERRY DOWN

London, Dean & Son, n.d. (ca. 1860).

Only edition. Large 8vo. Colored upper board, cloth spine, rear board printed in black

on purple paper with a list of Dean's "New Series of Strüwelpeters". Illustrated with eight

full page handcolored woodcuts. The page following the last of the illustrations contains

a carved face of the "jolly old man" about an inch high which penetrates right through the

book to the front cover, the faces of the woodcuts being cut away . Beneath each plate is a

rhyming verse about the activities of the Jolly Old Man.

Additional publisher's advertisements are on the pink

endpapers.

Apparently respined at an early date, with some glue residue

along the inner hinges. Boards are soiled with rubbed corners

and edges; there is some paper loss to the rear board just

affecting the numbers of the Strüwelpeter

list. Overall a very good copy and a scarce

survival.

Gumuchian 3450.

$3000

Denslow, W. W.

DENSLOW'S MOTHER GOOSE

New York, McClure, Phillips & Company, 1901.

First edition. Folio. Green cloth spine printed with the title; pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. The

second state with four pages of illustrations following the dedication page before the Humpty Dumpty

rhymed poem and drawings.

Wear and rubbing to the covers. Inner hinges neatly repaired at

some time. Four of the stories

(Jack Horner, Hickety Dickety, Ride a

Cock Horse and Little Tom Tucker)

have abrasions from adhesive

along the inner gutters with loss of color, two pages with short

creases and closed marginal tears, and a tape repair to the rear

corner of the front free endpapers. Still a very good copy with

strikingly brilliant illustrations in spite of these faults.

Every page has bold, fabulous color illustrations by Denslow who

also edited the text. Fred Goudy handlettered the text. An incredible picture book, one of

Denslow's best. Scarce.

Greene/Hearn 24

.

$1250

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