Josephine's Happy Family; Related by Mrs. H.C. Cradock. Pictured by Honor C. Appleton

Valley of the Children's Dolls
Scarce in Dust Jacket

APPLETON, Honor C. (illustr.) and CRADOCK, H.C. Josephine's Happy Family. Related by Mrs. H.C. Craddock. Pictured by Honor C. Appleton. London: Blackie and Son, Limited, n.d. [1917 ].

First edition. Tall octavo ( 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 in; 247 x 176 mm). 63, [1, blank] pp. With eight full-page color illustrations, including frontispiece, and thirteen text drawings in black and white.

Publisher's quarter cream cloth over tan paper boards with onlaid color illustration. Original color printed pictorial dust jacket. Light offsetting and foxing to endpapers. Slight crease to rear board. An excellent copy of a book rarely seen in the original pictorial dust jacket.

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. Item #01835

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