London: SPCK, .
First edition. Original light green paper covered boards with red stamped border design and lettering on cover. Hand-colored and artfully illustrated on nearly every page by Edwards with interpretive scenes and activities of children at play in a style reminiscent of Walter Crane illustrations on nearly every page, several of which with attractive A & C border designs. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, pages lightly browned. ìMary Ellen Edwards ( 9 November 1838 ñ 22 December 1934), also known as MEE, was an English artist who contributed to many Victorian newspapers and journals, as well being a prolific illustrator of childrenís books. Ö Outside of her nearly-annual submissions to the Royal Academy, she exhibited four works at the Royal Society of British Artists, one work at the Royal Scottish Academy, eight works at the Royal Glasgow Institute, two works at the British Institution, and nine works at the Society of Women Artists. She contributed to exhibits at the Dudley Gallery in both watercolor and in black and white while her work was also exhibited in galleries in France.î According to WorldCat, only a single holding within the United States. No copies located on the internet.
Price: $650.00 Item #4770