Scarce Aldin Juvenile

The Happy Annual.

New York: E.P. Dutton & company (imprint on front cover), [ca. 1907?].

Price: $150.00

About the item

[40] pp., containing Mother Goose poems (printed in green) and color illustrations after Cecil Aldin and John Hassall. 1 vols. 14 x 10 inches. Scarce Aldin Juvenile. Pictorial cloth-backed boards with drawing of Little Miss Muffett by Aldin reproduced on upper cover. Cloth spine splitting, upper cover slightly dampstained by a rose-tinted liquid, and most of the text block is sprung. Nonetheless, given its size, delicate construction, and original target audience, this a very good copy of a scarce and fragile book.

Item #51970

A charming juvenile collaboration from Cecil Aldin and John Hassall. Aldin's contributions are of particular interest to youthful sportsmen, beginning with "The Nursery Harriers", which depicts in a series a drawings a whimsical foxhunt filled with Aldin's inimitable dogs and with pratfalls worthy of Alken. The final group of Aldin drawings, "Children's Games of the Middle Ages", is especially charming, coming as it does from one of the twentieth century's greatest sporting artists. The eight full-page color illustrations depict "Cricket", "Football","Quintain", "Golf", "Bowls", "Tobogganing - Skating - Sliding", "Hoodman Blind", and "Leap Frog."