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Crane, Walter - The Baby's Opera, A Book of old Rhymes with new Dresses. Walter Crane; Engraved & Printed in colours by Edmund Evans; the Music by the earliest Masters. London/New York, Frederick Warne & Co. , n. d. [ca. 1890].

Hardcover with brown cloth spine and orange-red laminated boards. The book is in good condition (the edges of the front cover and spine are a little worn). Size: 18,5 x 18,5 cm, 56 pp. 11 full-page coloured illustrations by Walter Crane (engraved on wood by Edmund Evans) and margin decorations, in different styles and color schemes, on every page. The front cover shows a pictorial scene of the song Hey did-le did-le!, while the back shows a crane (bird) holding the musical scores of the same song. The music for the Baby's Opera was collected and arranged by Lucy Crane, Walter's sister. The first edition of the Opera was published in 1877 by George Routledge & Sons.l Walter Crane (1845-195) was one of the great innovative British book illustrators, along with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott. In the early years he got his main inspiration from illuminated medieval manuscripts, Japanese prints and the pre-Raphaeli
EUR 46.00 [Appr.: US$ 49.97 | £UK 39.5 | JP¥ 7784] Book number 43888

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