Complete Pictures & Songs – Randolph Caldecott (1887)

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Complete Pictures & Songs – Randolph Caldecott (1887)

S$354.00

Title: The Complete Collection of Pictures & Songs
Author: Randolph Caldecott, Austin Dobson (intro), Edmund Evans (engraver and printer)
Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. Limited edition of 800 copies, of which this is #741.
Condition: Hardcover, folio sized: over 15″ tall. Overall wear, especially to the spine, some flaking and tears. Interior is very good – clean and bright, firmly bound. 500 pages. Book is huge and heavy – shipping overseas will cost extra.

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Description

R. Caldecott’s First Collection of Pictures and Songs: Containing the Diverting History of John Gilpin, the House That Jack Built, an Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, the Babes in the Woods, the Three Jovial Huntsmen, Sing a Song for Sixpence, The Queen of Hearts, the Farmer’s Boy

R. CALDECOTT’S second collection of PICTURES AND SONGS containing The Milkmaid, Hey Diddle Diddle, and Baby Bunting, The Fox Jumps Over the Parson’s Gate, A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go, Come Lasses and Lads, Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross, and A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare, Mrs. Mary Blaize, The Great Panjandrum Himself.

About the author (from wikipedia):

Randolph Caldecott (1846 – 1886) was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honour. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognised by the Royal Academy. Caldecott greatly influenced illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years.