Chisholm, Louey (chosen by)
Title: The Golden Staircase: Poetry for the Six, Seven and Eight Year Old
Book Condition: Fair
Publisher: London T. C. & E. C. Jack 
Illustrator: Spooner, M. Dibdin
Seller ID: 0001025
Contains 4 colour plates and a collection of over 60 poems from a variety of poets, from Walter Scott, to Thackery to Longfellow, all geared to the younger age group. There were four independent books compiled in this series, each targeted at different age groups, and they were also subsequently issued in a single volume, referred to as The Golden Staircase. Spooner's illustrations, which to me are reminiscent of Anne Anderson, make this a very attractively presented book of poetry. Tan paper covered boards with pictorial onlay to upper board and black titling. 23x16 cm. 88 pp. Top and bottom section of backstrip is missing. Corners worn. Personal dedication, from 1913, on ffep.
CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED, VICTORIAN, Edwardian, COLOUR PLATES, COLLECTIBLE, MDS, Spooner,