THE TOYLAND: MOTHER GOOSE, by Patten Beard - 1917 [1st Ed]
The Toyland: Mother Goose
illustrated by Patten Beard
photos by George S. North
First Edition published by: Frederick A. Stokes. 147 pages. 8.25" by 11".
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Blind stamped red cloth covers feature illustrated plate and exhibits signs of commensurate aging and wear.
- Boards are darkened and scuffed with minor rubbing and indentations to the edges.
- Corners are bumped and rubbed with partially exposed boards.
- Spine is gently darkened with crushed ends.
- Binding is secure overall though exhibits mildly cracked gutters to the following areas: pages 100/101, 146/147.
- Endpapers and feps are gently darkened, stained, foxed and scuffed with the ffep bearing a signature and address in ink and partially erased writing in pencil while the rear pastedown bears numbers in pencil.
- Half-title page is gently darkened with foxing.
- Title page is gently darkened and foxed with the accompanying frontispiece gently age-toned and foxed, most notably along the perimeter.
- Illustrations remain free of major signs of age or wear.
- Interior is gently age-toned and exhibits faint smudges to areas with some pages bearing faint impressions of lettering from facing page.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Containing 140 of the best Mother Goose Rhymes selected by Patten Beard.
"The author wishes to thank F.A.O Schwartz Company of New York and the toy merchants of Norwalk for their loan of many toys which facilitated the making of this picture book; also The Delineator, in which some of the rhymes and pictures have appeared; and Mr. George S. North, for his help in photographing the illustrations."
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