13 chromolithograph plates
Title: The Prize 1903
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1903
Seller ID: 000866
Contains 13 full page chromolithographs plates (including frontispiece) and many other full and part page relief wood engravings together with numerous stories and poems for children. Bound in red cloth with black and gilt embossed decoration and titling to upper board and blind embossing to lower board. The Prize was published as a monthly journal for children and could also be bought with the 12 issues bound into a single volume, which is what is being offered here. With each month was a chromolithographic plate and the January issue also contained an extra 'free' chromo plate, hence the 13. It is the richness of these chromolithographs that makes the Prize very popular with collectors. The colour plates in this volume include Little Red Riding Hood, a Marmoset monkey, children dressed in winter clothes with their muffs, dogs and other animals and so on. It provides a wonderful 'snap shots' of typical Victorian / Edwardian life, showing the clothes and activities and numerous animals. An extremely interesting and well presented window on a different era and world. Contains a 32 page catalouge at the rear of other Wells Gardner books. 8vo / 23 x 18 cm. 164 pp plus 32. Specific condition: Backstrip sunned and top/ tail bumped. Slight grubbiness to lower board. Clean and tight contents and chromos in superb condition...
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