Selected by William Rose Benét, arranged and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
First Heritage Club edition of this large and colorful collection of classic nursery rhymes — one of the great American editions of Mother Goose, in the scarce original slipcase.
French illustrator Roger Duvoisin was highly regarded in midcentury illustration circles; "he draws the way an author would be able to draw" declared PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, in their write-up of his Caldecott Medal win for WHITE SNOW BRIGHT SNOW (2539-2540). In MOTHER GOOSE, Bader observes his "craftiness in line and tone and then splash! an explosion of color" (129-130). A classic.
Read more: Louis Ansbacher, "The Caldecott Medal is Awarded to Roger Duvoisuin," Publisher's Weekly, 19 June 1948.
New York: The Heritage Club, (1938). 13'' x 9.5''. Original color pictorial cloth boards. In original slipcase. Color pictorial endpapers of various MOTHER GOOSE characters holding hands. Illustrated in color and black and white. 144 pages, including index. Slipcase with light soil, some repairs to spine ends. Binding with a hint of bumping, light soil to spine. Bright.
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