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ALMANACK FOR 1894
By Kate Greenaway
First edition of this Victorian almanack for children, with lovely illustrations by Kate Greenaway.
Very good plus.
ALMANACK FOR 1894
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 1884 ALMANACK came in five binding variations. It 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, 1894. 4'' x 3''. Original cloth-backed color pictorial boards. All edges stained green. Dark green endleaves. Illustrated in color throughout.  pages. Boards mildly uniformly toned with slight rubbing. Occasional light offsetting of illustrations. Colors vibrant.
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