London: W.J.P. Monckton, 1901.
Delightful journal for children with short stories, comic strips and illustrations.
Titled 'Father Christmas's Book Tea', Arthur Rackham's double-page illustration presents as many characters from children's literature as you can imagine. There is Little Red RIding Hood, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Straw Peter, Mother Goose, The Three Bears, Uncle Tom, Gulliver, Mogli from the Jungle Book, Hansel and Gretel, Little Bo Peep, four and twenty black birds flying from a pie... everyone you can imagine has come to meet Father Christmas.
Also includes 'The Road to Rome, or the Silly Stowaway' by Edith Nesbit, 'The Christmas of the Poor Players' illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and 'The Hare that Doubled', again drawn by Rackham.
Folio, bound in illustrated wrappers, 40 pages +advertisements, spotting throughout.
Price (AUD): $275.00 other currencies