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This late Victorian picture book of children’s poetry presents a bright and cheery view of London at the height of its imperial glory.
This edition of the book contains all 56 original full-color illustrations, rejuvenated.
Felix Leigh, who wrote the verses, was a prolific writer whose drawings and poems were featured for many years in the magazine Boy’s Own Paper. The illustrations are by Thomas Crane and Ellen E. Houghton. Crane designed the ornamental pages and Houghton did the figure drawings. Thomas Crane was the older brother of Walter Crane (1845-1915), who brought about revolutionary improvements in illustrated children’s books by ensuring that text and illustrations were designed together to produce a harmonious whole. Houghton was a first cousin of the Cranes, who are also known as early designers of Christmas cards.
* This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that has been curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted in an attempt to remove imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
* If typographic, spelling, or grammatical errors were present in the original, they may have been preserved.
* As few changes as possible have been made to either illustrations or text in order to bring you an e-book that is as close to the original as possible.
bound: 59 pages
publisher: London: Marcus Ward & Co, 1883 (December 29, 2016)
filesize: 17308 KB