New York: Duffield & Company, 1915. Item #02718
When Kids and Christmas Meet
[SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX, Illustrator]. UNDERWOOD, Priscilla. When Christmas Comes Around. Sketches of Children. Pictures in Color by Jessie Willcox Smith. New York: Duffield & Company, 1915.
First edition. Quarto (11 1/4 x 9 7/8 in; 287 x 252 mm). , 26 pp. Six full-page color plates, line drawings of small figures in orange as text borders.
Publisher's quarter cloth over color pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers. Bookplate of Monterey County Library with faint stamps to boards. Glue ghosts to front endpapers. Light corner-wear, otherwise an excellent copy.
Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), one of America’s premier illustrators, captured the home life of the late-Victorian era. During the forty-four year span of her professional career she illustrated over sixty books, 250 periodicals and almost 200 covers for Good Housekeeping as well as many posters, calendars and prints. Having trained with the great Howard Pyle, she became America's premier female illustrator.