Title: Dolly Dimple
Author: Marjory Smith, Ada Leonora Harris, Emily Klickmann, et al.
Illustrator: H. Thomas Maybank, Frank M. Williams, Katharine May Roberts, Patten Wilson, Henry Ryland, et al.
Year: 1915 (First Edition)
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd.
Remarks: c.1915; assumed 1st edition
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: This scarce volume consists of numerous short stories and poems, including: The King of the Baked Potatoes; A Trip to Fairyland; Engaging the Enemy; How Princess Daydawn was Stolen; The Surprise Fairy; Cats and Kittens; and many others.
Illustrated throughout with a mix of superb sepia reproductions, plus Art Nouveau line drawings and photographs in green and brown – many of which are full-page. Also features a frontispiece and an exquisite plate – both in full colour. Pastedowns and endpapers contain numerous nostalgic two-tone monochrome adverts for such products as: Gordon & Dilworth Catsup (Heinz's main competitor at the time!); Cow and Gate Milk Foods; McDougall's Self-Raising Flour; Proctor's Pinelyptus Pastilles; and 'Camp' Coffee!
Pictorial boards with navy blue cloth spine. Negligible wear to edges. Spine bumped at ends, with some light fraying at the head. Minor foxing to rear of frontis and colour plate. All pages are lightly tanned, but remain completely free from foxing. All pages up to the title page have parted company with the binding, yet remain bound to each other. All other pages are in very good condition and show no intention of coming loose. No scribbling, colouring or other marking.
No year of publication stated, but a double-spread illustration by Charles Robinson entitled What Billy took to the Soldiers strongly suggests that this book dates from the time of the First World War.
Measures 25.5 cm × 18.5 cm (10.2″ × 7.4″). 4to. 136 pp. (partially paginated)