Children's Hardcover Book, The Old-Fashioned Children's Storybook, Legendary Illustrators, Classic, Stories and Nursery Rhymes


Children's Hardcover Book, The Old-Fashioned Children's Storybook, Legendary Illustrators, Classic, Stories and Nursery Rhymes, Color Illustrations

A wonderful children's hardcover book entitled The Old=Fashioned Children's Storybook Legendary Illustrators Celebrate the Classics. The book has wonderful color illustrations for each of the 23 stories and rhymes. Contributing illustrators are Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and the French illustrator, M. Boutet de Monvel. The stories and rhymes include Beauty and Beast, Little Miss Patty, The Story of Rip Van Winkle, The Fable of the Frog and the Ox, O Ring the Bells, The Flowers (by Robert Louis Stevenson), The Fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, The Boat Sails Away, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Hey Diddle Diddle, The House That Jack Built and more. A great bedtime storybook.

9 inches in length
7¼ inches in width
64 pages
Illustrated with Color Artwork
Published by Grosset & Dunlap -- 1979 -- First Edition

This book is in Good condition. The binding is tight. This book is older and being a children's book, it shows its age. It is 44 years old. It does have a musty smell from being stored away. There is also a name on the front flyleaf and on the back inside cover. Its corners are worn and there is rubbing and shelf wear.

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