Radolph Caldecott: An Appreciation

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Author: Davis, Mary Gould (1882-1956)

Year: 1946

Publisher: J B Lippincott Co

Place: Philadelphia and New York


47 page with frontispiece, facsimiles and illustrations. Royal octavo (10" x 7 1/2") issued in gold cloth with dark brown lettering to spine and vignette and lettering to cover. 1st edition.

Who was Randolph Caldecott?Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) transformed the world of children's books in the Victorian era. Children eagerly awaited the two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, which came out each Christmas for eight years.Randolph's output, however, ranged wider than this: he illustrated novels and accounts of foreign travel; he made humorous drawings depicting hunting and fashionable life; he drew cartoons and he made sketches of the famous inside Parliament and out of it; he also exhibited sculptures and paintings in oil and water-colour in the Royal Academy and galleries.


Corners gently bumped. Jacket lightly soiled, with some small chips at spine ends and edge wear. A very good copy in like jacket.

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