First edition of this Victorian almanack for children, with lovely illustrations by Kate Greenaway.
Very good plus.
Kate Greenaway achieved great success in 1878 with her first solo publication UNDER THE WINDOW, and quickly became a household name. This achievement came after years of study at the National Art Training School and the Heatherley School of Fine Art, where she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Elizabeth Thompson (later Lady Butler), Edward Burne-Jones, and Walter Crane. Her style, featuring rosy-cheeked children and young adults, captures a romantic and cheerful brand of Victorian childhood nostalgia; she was one of the most well-known illustrators of the Golden Age, and her art adorns everything from books to greeting cards to home decor.
The 1885 ALMANACK features a calendar for the year with figures performing seasonally-appropriate duties, much like the labors of the month in a Book of Hours. This is followed by four illustrations of people dressed for the spring, summer, fall, and winter, and two pages of postal information.
An attractive little production.
Read more: Schuster, Printed Kate Greenaway, item 14 12a.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1895. 4'' x 3''. Original cloth-backed color pictorial boards. All edges stained yellow. Dark green endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout.  pages. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards a little soiled, with faint rubbing.
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