A magnificent treasury of popular folklore, this rare, hardcover compilation offers a bounty of delightful illustrations by Charles Robinson -- there are black-and-white illustrations on every page as well as 16 plates of full- and two-color images. Decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and other ornaments embellish renderings of 300 traditional verses, from "Little Tom Tucker" and "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" to "Good King Arthur" and "Shave a Pig."
Charles Robinson's black-and-white illustrations enhance every page of this hardcover folklore treasury. Decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and 16 plates of full-and two-color images embellish renderings of 300 traditional verses, from "Good King Arthur" to "Little Tom Tucker."
Artist and engraver Charles Robinson (1870-1937) worked in the Arts and Crafts tradition and specialized in children's literature. A pioneer of modern book design, he was among the first to integrate drawings with text. Dover publishes his interpretation of A Child's Garden of Verses.
Walter Copeland Jerrold (1865-1929) edited many classics for Everyman's Library during the publisher's early years, and he wrote and edited many children's books.
1.75" H x 10.3" L x 7.22" W