London: Frederick Warne & Co., circa 1880.
VERY SCARCE TITLE
“Aunt Louisa” was the pseudonym of Laura Valentine who wrote several children’s titles for Frederick Warne during the 1880’s. This alphabet features a 'K' for Kangaroo with the following mnemonic passage for young readers: “K stands for Kangaroos, sitting and leaping; Hunters to kill them a keen watch are keeping”.
Beautifully illustrated high Victorian book for children. This copy bears the publisher’s archive stamp to the second leaf.
Original decorated wrappers, 230 x 270mm., six full-page chromolithographic plates and five pages letterpress, wrappers repaired, a very nice example.
Price (AUD): $750.00 other currencies