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Cradle Verses.

Cradle Verses.

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Cradle Verses.

by GREENAWAY (Kate) and LOCKER (Frederick)

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About This Item

GREENAWAY (Kate) and LOCKER (Frederick):

Cradle Verses. 1880. Illuminated Manuscript of Four Poems by Frederick Locker, written by his own hand, with extensive illustrations in watercolors by Kate Greenaway. This charming book was prepared on commission for presentation on the birthday of Frederick Locker's wife, Jane. 24mo., [48] pages; presentation vellum binding with full watercolors on corners, titled: "Babies and Blossoms", all edges green. Housed in custom green morocco leather box, gilt-lettered: "Hannah Jane Locker | 1880", with hand-made velvet pouch.

Unique and extremely charming miniature book.

Reference: Spielman and Layard p.96, illustrated pp 280-281.

Provenance: Jane Locker Lampson, thence by descent; acquired by Mrs. Robert S. Pirie from Seven Gables bookshop circa 1961.

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Seller
BATTLEDORE LTD US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
BBO22
Title
Cradle Verses.
Author
GREENAWAY (Kate) and LOCKER (Frederick)
Illustrator
Kate Greenaway
Format/Binding
Unique Watercolor designs on Vellum
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First and only edition, unique manuscript.
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
Original manuscript
Date Published
1880
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Greenaway, poems, poetry, nursery rhyme, Locker, miniature book
Bookseller catalogs
children's books; Antiquarian, Rare & Collectible Books;
Size
24mo, [48]pp.

Terms of Sale

BATTLEDORE LTD

10 day return policy guaranteed, with full refund including original shipping costs if an item arrives wrongly described or physically damaged.

About the Seller

BATTLEDORE LTD

Seller rating:
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Biblio member since 2020
Kingston, New York

About BATTLEDORE LTD

Founded in 1988, Battledore has been promoting children's books and related references/bibliographies through catalogues, by direct mail, online internet sales and special exhibitions, including the annual ABAA Antiquarian Rare Books Fair in New York City (Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street). Since 2002 we have maintained a "by appointment" store front gallery in Kingston NY that is fully operational. For scheduling a visit to discuss collection development, please email us at battledore@mail.com. The President of Battledore Ltd has represented Maurice Sendak as liaison for private collectors and institutions worldwide from 1970 thru 2003 and continues to maintain a fine inventory of his original artwork along with curated selections of original illustration art for children's books by other well-recognized artists and illustrators.

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Vellum
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Morocco
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