Almanack for 1886.

London: George Routledge and Sons, [1885]. Small 12mo, [24]pp. Original glazed green pictorial boards, heavily soiled, with faded orange cloth spine, bright orange end papers. Bookplate to front pastedown (Ralph IInd Earl of Lovelace & XIIIth Baron Wentworth). Some splitting to inner hinge between front pastedown and front free endpaper. All edges stained blue. Six full-page color illustrations, including frontispiece, plus numerous smaller illustrations throughout. First edition. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) started working on her first Almanack in 1882. At this time she was already a well-known illustrator of greeting cards and books for children. This was the fourth of the fourteen Greenaway almanacks. Schuster & Engen 6:4a. (Item Id: 6331)

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