Printed by the Leighton Brothers with illustrations by Oscar Pletsch
First edition of this charming collection of color illustrations and simple poetry for children, in an attractive pictorial cloth binding.
Very good plus.
SCHNICK SCHNACK: TRIFLES FOR THE LITTLE ONES
The Leighton Brothers brought color to the masses in the mid-to-late Victorian period as the main printers of the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. They also worked closely with children's book publishers like George Routledge and Sons, producing vibrant illustrations like those found in SCHNICK SCHNACK.
Read more: Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, page 77.
London: George Routledge and Sons, . 7'' x 5.25''. Original orange pictorial cloth binding with gilt and black stamping. Illustrated in color with blank guard sheets. Unpaginated, printed one side only. Gift inscription to front flyleaf, dated "Christmas 1878." Binding with a bit of bumping to corners and spine ends, a bit of rubbing, mild toning to spine; a couple tiny infills, small repair to front hinge and interior joint. One leaf with long closed tear, repaired. Bright.
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