London: George Routledge & Sons, 1884. Item #01402
Rare Variant Issue
GREENAWAY, Kate. A Painting Book. With Outlines from her Various Works for Girls & Boys to Paint. London: George Routledge & Sons, [n.d.,1884].
Later edition, a rare variant unrecorded in Schuster and Engen. Octavo (9 x 6 7/8 in; 229 x 178 mm). 80, [2, blank] pp. Numerous black and white illustrations.
White glazed color-pictorial wrappers with "One Shilling" at upper margin and "George Routledge & Sons" within lower border. Borders are blue outlined in black. Advertisement on rear wrapper listing illustration sources. A bit of light soiling otherwise an unusually attractive copy.
"Kate's publishers continued to exploit her popularity, and at the end of 1884 several gift books had appeared for the Christmas trade. [Renowned color printer] Evans and Routledge chose a selection of line blocks from previous successes to make the Kate Greenaway Painting Book, and printed 40,000 copies" (Engen), despite which few in this, a later (and rarer) edition in wrappers of slightly smaller size than the first edition issue in wrappers, have survived in collectable condition.
Cf. Schuster and Engen 149.2b. Engen p. 116.