Item #22650 Willie and the Fawn. anon.
Willie and the Fawn

Willie and the Fawn

New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne, Cassell and Company Limited, (1886 by O. N. Dunham); grey boards with full coloured cover plate with floral border and large painsies and clover and a landscape vignette; on top of all, a vignette of a boy and his giant St Bernardish dog, On the bottom board is detailed advertising for the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway, including the "short new line between ChIcago and St Joseph"and the "Famous Albert Lea Route"; many illustrations and text with line border; 6.75x8.5"; np. Picture Book Hardcover.

Wonderful Palmer Cox frontis of mama bear and cubs. A nice selection in large font from Cassell's files of short stories and poems for the very young. clear lithographs on good paper. Please see pictures or ask for Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway details including a map of midwest branches, tributaries and main lines, all very interesting. Were these distributed to children on the train? Seems like an expensive promotion. Uncommon.

CONDITION: DISBOUND; no names or marks, clean boards rubbed and bumped all around with corners worn, spine cloth undamaged; text block tight, pages very bright and clean, archival tape strips included but not applied. Item #22650

Price: $55.00

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