Children of Summer, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.

Children of Summer, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
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New York: Stokes, 1888. 4to, [6] pp, printed on one side only, 3 full-page and full-color chromolithographs and 3 pages of verse with monotints as background. Stiff paper covers with rectangular embossed celluloid plaque depicting a girl set into the upper cover. Slight discoloration to wrappers and title page. A very fragile book in remarkably fine condition, First and only edition. Edith Thomas was a well-known writer from Ohio whose verse and prose was published from 1885 through 1915. Maud Humphrey was a successful commercial and children’s book illustrator, and mother of Humphrey Bogart. One copy listed by OCLC: not in Cotsen and no copy noted at auction. (Item Id: 8776)

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