And They Call It Puppy Love
Warm in Scarce Dust Jacket
[APPLETON, Honor C., Illustrator]. CRADOCK, Mrs. H.C. Josephine, John and the Puppy. London: Blackie and Son Limited, n.d. [c.1920].
First edition. Octavo (9 3/4 x 7 in; 248 x 178 mm). 64 pp. Eight full-page color plates, black and white drawings throughout.
Publisher's original quarter cream cloth over tan paper boards with onlaid color illustration, pictorial endpapers. Original color printed pictorial dust jacket, lightly chipped at extremities. An excellent copy, very scarce in the original pictorial dust jacket.
OCLC/KVK record only three copies in library holdings worldwide, with no mention of dust jackets. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years.
Josephine, her friend, John, and the dolls adjust to Rough, the newest member of the household, a sweet, if mischievous puppy.
Although she was an illustrator for the "Blackies Annual", British illustrator Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951) is probably best remembered by the fans of the "Josephine" books for the wonderful illustrations that brought to life the stories written by the author, Mrs H C Cradock.
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