The Volland Edition of Mother Goose in the Rare Publisher's Pictorial Box

    Eulalie Osgood Grover [editor]. Mother Goose: The Volland Edition. New York Chicago Toronto: P. F. Volland & Co., [1915].

    First edition, first printing, with three-line publisher's imprint on the title page, "Entered at Stationers' Hall London" on the copyright page, no other date than 1915, and no mention of "Popular Edition" anywhere. Quarto. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Frederick Richardson. With 108 striking color illustrations integral to the text.

    Publisher's light gray-blue cloth with gilt titles and color illustration of Mother Goose and three children on the front cover. In the extremely rare original pictorial box, completely intact, with a small printed label affixed to one spine of the box top. Previous owner's 1915 Christmas gift inscription on the front free endpaper and recipient's corresponding bookplate on front pastedown. Light wear, rubbing, and dust-soiling to the box. An exceptional copy in fine condition, carefully preserved in the original publisher's box.

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