Basket of Flowers or Piety and Truth Triumphant. Christoph Von Schmid.
Basket of Flowers or Piety and Truth Triumphant

First Children’s Book Dust-Jacket

Basket of Flowers or Piety and Truth Triumphant.

London: Frederick Warne, [1869].

First English edition. 24 (4 x 3 1/2 in.) color wood engravings. Printed by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. 12mo. First Children’s Book Dust-Jacket. In publisher's purple cloth over beveled boards with a gilt decorated pastoral scene on the cover, rear cover stamped in blind, spine with gilt titling and decoration, a.e.g. In printed and dated (1869) dust-jacket with loss on back panel. In a custom half calf and cloth clamshell box. Not in Tanselle; Gumuchian 479. Item #263388

The first children's book in a modern printed dust-jacket, as opposed to a box or other wrapping.

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