Title: Verses For Children
Author: Harry Golding, et al.
Illustrator: Audrey W. Tarrant
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Book Condition: Good for Age
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Over 100 well-loved rhymes and poems accompanied by no less than 48 stunning, full-colour, Victorian plates. Beuatifully illustrated pastedowns and endpapers contain Sarah Coleridge's poem The Months.
Considering its age (and that of its previous owner when she first acquired it!), the book is in good condition. There is light foxing on most pages, whilst a handful show signs of handling, but are otherwise uncreased and free from any scribbles or other artistic contributions – although the former owner has neatly printed her name in pencil on the ffep. As can be appreciated in the image, the tipped-in illustration on the front cover has suffered some damage. There is also some damage to the rear board where someone had affixed something with paste (Victorian glue!) and then removed it at a later date (image available on request). The corners are bumped, and the lower-right is slightly chipped (refer to image). Other than that, the binding is sound, with all pages intact.
Undated, but believed to be from 1900.
Measures 21 cm × 16 cm (8.4″ × 6.4″). 8vo. 340 pp. + 4 pp. advertising the publisher's Wonder Book series.