Chicago. Laird & Lee. 1903.
Hardbound book, 8 full page chromolithographic plates including title page, 250 black and white illustrations, 214 pages + 4 advertising pages, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, red edges, embossed color pictorial covers. Light soiling to covers, bumped corners and rubbing to cover extremities, 1/8 inch cloth loss to upper front cover joint, front hinge cracked, light age toning to paper, 1/2 inch tear to lower margin of frontispiece (outside image area), a few spots and smudges, one color plate detached; overall good condition; color plates bright and attractive. The full title is "Childhood Classics. Rollicking Verses, Amusing Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Mother Goose Melodies, The House that Jack Built, The Three Bears, The Sleeping Beauty, and Other Tales. Edited by Uncle Charley". (Note: the front cover title is "Childhood Classics, Jingles and Fair-Tales. Edited by Uncle Charlie".) The 1903 copyright is by Wm. H. Lee, while the 1900 + 1901 copyright is by D.C. Heath & Co. An uncommon item; WorldCat lists just one library holding at the University of Texas. Item #56595