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The Baby's Opera

The Baby's Opera

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The Baby's Opera: A Book of Old Rhymes With New Dresses

by Walter Crane

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Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London, New York 1877. Square 8vo, pp. 54; color illustrations by Crane engraved by Edmund Evans; original terra cotta-backed pictorial boards , all edges rubbed; interior fine.Red cloth spine with red card paper covered boards, having black and white illustrative titles and decoration. One of the earliest Crane-Evans collaborations, originally published in London, 1877. (Together with : The baby's bouquet.) No Date. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Internally in wonderful condition with no marks or browning. Engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Full of wonderful illustrations in addition to the sheet music to a host of children's favourite nursery rhymes. 10 Full page colour illustrations and intricate border designs that are truly beautiful. Walter Crane was an artist, designer, socialist, interior decorator and leading member of the Arts & Craft movement. edge wear. Illustrated in colour with plates and decorative bordering to pages. Scarce. Very Rare to See Color Illustrations this early.


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The Baby's Opera
Walter Crane
Edmund Evans engraver and printer in colours
Original terra cotta-backed pictorial boards , all edges rubbed; interior fine.Red cloth spine with red card paper covered b
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Frederick Warne & Co, Ltd
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London and New York
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