Lot 617: Manuscript. Nursery Rhymes [cover-title], circa 1880s, pp.75, with verse in a neat hand throughout, illustrated with sixty pen, ink, and watercolour vignettes, each initialled 'G.L.', contents generally soiled, front pastedown with contemporary inscription 'Dedicated to my two Little Sisters Bella & Kellie', front hinge repaired, rear endpapers renewed, original linen boards, with calligraphic title on upper cover, rubbed and rebacked, 9 x 13cm (3.5 x 5.25ins), together with another manuscript nursery rhyme book similar, circa 1910, pp.50, with verse in a neat hand throughout, illustrated with sixty-eight pen, ink, and watercolour vignettes, the first two initialled 'K.S.', recto of first leaf with pencilled ownership name 'Gertrude Bayfield', front endpapers renewed, original linen boards, with calligraphic title 'Nursery Rhymes' on front cover (echoing above), 11.5 x 18cm (4.5 x 7ins), contained together in a custom-made black h
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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