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Title: Tip-Top Pictures and Stories
Description: NY: E. P. Dutton & Company, circa [1883]. [1883]. NY: E. P. Dutton & Company, circa [1883]. [1883]. Fair. - Small quarto, blue cloth backed paper covered boards (bumped, rubbed & soiled; staining to spine with pieces out of head & tail); color title & color illustrations on front board. [78] pp. (front hinge starting; cracked; soiling & foxing, not affecting illustrations; stain to 1 page of text; light staining to top edges of a number of pages). B&W frontispiece & profuse B&W wood-engraved illustrations (little girl's stockings in 1 illustration colored by a child). Fair.

The frontispiece shows a little girl holding an armful of dolls. The charming illustrations in the text depict birds and animals [tom-tits, an owl, a dog, a horse, a monkey, a Syrian sheep, baby foxes, puppies and kittens] and scenes of children engaged in a variety of activities (playing musical instruments, sailing, fishing, playing with their pets or bathing in the sea) as well as less privileged youngsters--a child toy seller, a boy sailor. Fair .

Keywords: CHILDREN'S; ILLUSTRATED; VERSE; DOLLS; TIP-TOP PICTURES AND STORIES; 19TH CENTURY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATIONS; WOOD ENGRAVINGS.

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
- Book number: 22234

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