1894. London: George Allen, 1894.
Square 8vo, 127 pp, full page illustrations and vignettes throughout. Pictorial robin’s egg blue cloth with gilt design of an angel scattering poppies. Edges untrimmed, fine copy.
§ First edition of this unusually beautiful art nouveau children’s book. Alma Gertrude Vansittart Strettell (1853–1939), was a British translator and poet known for her translations of folk songs, folk tales, and poems from Greek, Romanian, French, Provençal, German, Norwegian, and other languages. Emily Jane Harding Andrews (1850–1940) was a British artist, illustrator and
suffragette; she was a member of the Artists’ Suffrage League. She illustrated children’s books and designed posters in the 1880s and 90s and exhibited portrait miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1877, 1897 and 1898. "The aim of this little volume is to present in as attractive a form as possible, a few typical examples of the cradle-songs of Europe." (Introduction). Item #124283