Frederick Warne, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
KATE GREENAWAY. Under the Window, London: Frederick Warne, undated (1900s). Quarto, later edition (first was 1878), pp. 57, paper-covered boards, all edges tinted green, engraved by Edmund Evans, inscribed to "Baby Cynthia" on the free front endpaper. This was Greenaway's first book, and a smash hit, although when Evans decided to print 20,000 copies right away, the publisher was "aghast at the prospect of having to sell so many copies." After they sold almost immediately, Greenaway was on her way to riches and stardom (Percy Muir, English Children's Books, p. 184). Condition of this book: A few minor bubbles in the front panel, overall near fine. Shipments outside the U.S. may be subject to local taxes. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; England; 1900-1920; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 55045.