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Foster, Myles Birket, & John Absolon, illus. Songs for the little ones at home. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co. (pr. by G. Barclay), 1860. 12mo (19 cm, 7.48"). 48 pp.; 16 col. plts. $125.00
First edition of this collection of poems attributed to "Aunt Mary," M.S.C., and others. Two of the most successful illustrators of the day, Foster and Absolon, supplied eight each of the => 16 chromolithographed plates, many of pastoral scenes.
Binding: Publisher's ribbon-embossed green cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover and spine with decorative gilt-stamped title. All edges gilt.
Provenance: Gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 1868: "Presented to Master Willie Grosland from his foster sister Isabella Fisher." Most recently in the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Opie PP 705; Osborne Collection, pp. 78-79. Binding as above, spine and edges rubbed, front cover with two small scuffs; spine extremities and hinges neatly and unobtrusively refurbished. => Pages age-toned; plates lovely. (41046) Please RESHELVE This.
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