Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes.
London: George Routledge and Sons, nd . First Edition. Hardcover. Overall, a handsome copy in its original and very scarce DJ. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. First edition, second state ("Lattice Edition"). Meets all the points of issue found in Schuster & Engen 140 (1b) (e.g. seal of the engraver at rfep (recto), bush at end of p18, etc). Boards printed in brown (lettering, inverted "G") and green (lattice). Uncommon generally, quite scarce in its salmon dust wrapper printed in red. Very Good+ in Very Good. Item #8148 Minor shelf/edge wear, touch of toning to text block, presentation inscription at ffep (1881), else tight and bright. DJ shows even toning, light shelf/edge wear, several small chips and light creasing, else clean. Pink cloth spine, printed paper boards, olive endpages, frontispiece, pink stain at textblock edges. Small 8vo. 48pp. Illus. (color plates).