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The Kate Greenaway Book: A Collection Of Illustration, Verse And Text

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This is the first UK edition, published in 1976, celebrating a selection of Kate Greenaway's work, with short biographical and background details, and lists of her books and contributions to periodicals. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the earliest contributors to children's literature and, along with her contemporaries Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott, was amongst the most influential illustrators in the development of children's colour picture books. Her collaboration in 1876 with Edmund Evans who reproduced her paintings using hand-engraved wood blocks brought her much popularity. She has enchanted people, young and old, for over one hundred years with her watercolour illustrations of sweet, charming eighteenth century children with their quaint costumes and idyllic scenes. In recognition of her lifetime work, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals of Great Britain established an award in her name in 1955 and to receive the Kate Greenaway Medal today is considered the highest accolade a British illustrator can be given. The book contains numerous colour and other illustrations, plus an index. It is bound in fine orange cloth and backstrip lettered in gilt. The original unclipped dustjacket is rubbed, faded and marked with a small tear at the bottom of the spine. The edges of the book block are yellowing slightly, but otherwise the pages are clean, bright and in a good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Bryan Holme
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cmx20cmx2cm
Edition:
1976 first UK edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0723219877
ISBN-13:
9780723219873
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
F. Warne
Title:
The Kate Greenaway Book: A Collection Of Illustration, Verse And Text

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This is the first UK edition, published in 1976, celebrating a selection of Kate Greenaway's work, with short biographical and background details, and lists of her books and contributions to periodicals. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the earliest contributors to children's literature and, along with her contemporaries Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott, was amongst the most influential illustrators in the development of children's colour picture books. Her collaboration in 1876 with Edmund Evans who reproduced her paintings using hand-engraved wood blocks brought her much popularity. She has enchanted people, young and old, for over one hundred years with her watercolour illustrations of sweet, charming eighteenth century children with their quaint costumes and idyllic scenes. In recognition of her lifetime work, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals of Great Britain established an award in her name in 1955 and to receive the Kate Greenaway Medal today is considered the highest accolade a British illustrator can be given. The book contains numerous colour and other illustrations, plus an index. It is bound in fine orange cloth and backstrip lettered in gilt. The original unclipped dustjacket is rubbed, faded and marked with a small tear at the bottom of the spine. The edges of the book block are yellowing slightly, but otherwise the pages are clean, bright and in a good condition.

Author(s):
Bryan Holme
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cmx20cmx2cm
Edition:
1976 first UK edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0723219877
ISBN-13:
9780723219873
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
F. Warne
Title:
The Kate Greenaway Book: A Collection Of Illustration, Verse And Text

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